Assault & Battery Injury Lawyer in Atlanta
Dedicated Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys
At The Weinstein Firm, LLC, our Atlanta assault attorneys know how traumatizing
it can be to endure incidents of assault or battery. Victims can often
suffer from overwhelming emotional and physical damages. These types of
injuries are much different than those incidental ones caused by workplace
slip and falls or
vehicle accidents. When a person intentionally attacks another, it can be a very distressing
experience to recover from. You may be suffering from more than just physical
injury, but anxiety, stress, and fear as well.
Remember, just because an individual has gone through the criminal justice
system does not mean that justice will always be served in full. In order
to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, you may have to pursue
further civil litigation against the offender. The good news is that The
Weinstein Firm LLC is here to protect your interests and advocate on your behalf.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim in Criminal Cases
Under the law, assault and battery are considered intentional torts and
may lead to
personal injury lawsuits if the victims suffered severe physical or emotional damages. Unlike other
cases that involve negligence, assault and battery claims involve intentional actions.
Assault and battery are actually very different charges, as demonstrated below:
Assault: An intentional act that is used to cause fear of imminent contact. In
these cases, no actual contact must take place so damages are based more
on emotional distress.
Battery: Intentionally harmful or unwanted contact with another. This may include
direct or indirect contact and often carries more potential for medical
The amount and type of damages you can obtain will vary greatly depending
on what type of offense was committed against you. For example, if an
individual ran up to you with a gun and yelled threats, then ran away
without causing any actual damage, it would be considered assault. You
could obtain damages for emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life,
therapy, and other related expenses. On the other hand, if an individual
started attacking you with a knife and caused serious injuries, you may
be able to obtain damages for medical bills and so on.
Regardless of whether you suffered an incident of assault or battery, it
is crucial that you take action to hold your offender accountable. The
Weinstein Firm LLC is ready to stand up and be your voice in and out of
Now is the time to
fill out a free case evaluation!