Assault and battery can lead to various significant life changes, regardless of whether the victim experiences a physical injury. Psychological trauma and physical injuries can leave a lasting impact on an individual’s life, drastically changing the course of their life.
With the help of a skilled lawyer, you can recover monetary compensation for your injuries, medical bills, loss of wages, and in some cases, punitive damages. If you or a family member were the victims of assault or battery, contact The Pot Brothers at Law. We’re a top assault and battery lawyer in Los Angeles and can help navigate your case today.
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The legal description of assault and battery varies from state to state, sometimes used interchangeably. However, these two terms in California represent separate legal concepts and are regarded as individual cases of action.
According to California state law, assault is a deliberate act that instills fear of impending harm. In this situation, there doesn’t need to be physical contact for the victim to file a lawsuit for assault. For example, someone may raise their fists and threaten to hit you, creating the implication of physical contact without a physical touch.
On the other hand, California law regards battery as occurrences when actual physical contact results in bodily harm. The battery is a step from assault, as it involves physical contact instead of implied harm. Although nearly every battery case also entails assault, not every assault case entails battery.
In many cases, assault and battery can result in two simultaneous lawsuits. The victim may choose to file a civil suit against the individual, while the state may decide to bring a criminal case, leading to simultaneous lawsuits.
The victim may file a civil lawsuit within the civil court to recover monetary damages as compensation for their injuries and losses that occurred due to the assault or battery. If the state chooses to bring a criminal case, the case is often handled at the same time as the civil case.
Assault and battery cases can produce physical injuries that an individual may carry for the rest of their life but can also result in severe physiological trauma. Injuries may range in severity, with common injuries including:
If you or a loved one were a victim of assault or battery, you might be able to recover compensation for your injuries. With a skilled personal injury lawyer at your side, you could recover compensation covering various areas that the event may have impacted, including:
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