If you have been injured or harmed due to the unlawful touching by another person, you can seek compensation for an assault and battery injury and should contact the Stanley C. Franklin Law Firm for your assault and battery injury claim.
Most people tend to think that assault and battery cases are solely considered criminal acts. However, if you have been a victim of an assault and battery it may also be considered a personal injury. In personal injury cases, battery and assault are known as “intentional torts.”
What is considered an Assault and Battery?
An assault and battery are two separate offenses that when used together is defined generally as the unlawful and non-consented touching of another person.
An assault is an act that consists of a threat of harm with the ability to carry out the threat. A battery is the actual touching or striking of another person in attempt to commit harm.
- The most common assault and battery injuries include:
- Bar fights (between patrons and bouncers of the bar)
- Fights Amongst Students in Schools
- Domestic Violence
- Rapes and Sexual Assaults
- Altercations at Sporting Events
- Fights Between Neighbors
- Police Brutality
Similarly, owners of businesses, retail stores and other employer-employee settings often times fail to obtain the necessary background checks of persons hired to determine whether their employees have a history of assaults or other criminal behavior. If this is the case, a victim of an assault and battery may also have other claims and avenues of recovery, besides solely the person whom assaulted them.
If you believe you have been the victim of an assault and battery, contact the Stanley C. Franklin Law Firm where we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.