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Personal Injury Law: Assault and Battery

Our experienced personal injury attorneys successfully represent victims of assault and battery in the greater Henry County, Georgia area. Assault and battery are two different types of claims, and both require proof of intent. Assault does not require that the aggressor actually touch the victim, it only requires that the victim was threatened and in fear of imminent harm. Georgia courts determine whether an assault has taken place by asking whether the level of fear was reasonable. Battery is defined by the attacker intentionally causing bodily harm to another through physical contact. The physical contact can be direct (such as hitting someone with a fist), or indirect (such as using a weapon or other instrument to cause physical harm). Assault and battery cases are not mutually exclusive. For example, if an attacker threatens the victim before causing bodily harm, the victim may pursue both assault and battery charges. However, if the attack was initiated without warning, it is a case of battery. If you are a victim of an assault or battery and want to pursue compensation for medical expenses and other damages, such as pain and suffering, contact our law firm today for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys offers effective legal services that make a positive impact on the lives of their clients.

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