Assault & Battery

Assault victims need justice and compensation for their suffering.

If you’ve been the victim of violence or threatened violence, you may have a civil case for assault and/or battery. While there may be criminal charges against the person who attacked you, the criminal justice system is focused on punishment. Your injuries are not your fault, it can be hard to get the financial support and medical care needed to make the best possible recovery. A civil claim against your attacker can get you compensated for what they did.

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What happened?

Simple assault

When someone attempts to violently hurt you or makes you reasonably fearful of immediately receiving a violent injury. No contact has to occur, but there is fear. (Georgia criminal statute: O.C.G.A. §15-5-20)

Aggravated assault

When someone intends to murder, rape or rob you. When that person uses any object that could be deadly, seriously injure you or strangle you. Also, when a person discharges a firearm within a car or other vehicle towards you. (Georgia criminal statute: O.C.G.A. §15-5-21)

Simple battery

Intentionally makes insulting or provoking contact with you or intends to cause physical harm. (Georgia criminal statute: O.C.G.A. §16-5-23)

Aggravated battery

Maliciously causing bodily harm to you through loss of a limb, loss of use of a limb or seriously disfiguring your body. (Georgia criminal statute: O.C.G.A. §16-5-24)

Assault and battery are not the same thing, but they are both torts under Georgia law, and victims can recover for the harm done to them. Victims of both simple and aggravated types of assault and battery have been successfully compensated for their injuries.

Injuries include

Physical: broken bones, brain injuries, cuts, bruises
Emotional: anxiety, post-traumatic stress, fear
Behavioral: suicidal thoughts, changes to work, changes to routine, inability to care for oneself, loss of independence

Beyond these injuries, medical bills, hospitalizations and property damages may add up. Unemployment and even funeral expenses make the financial burden large.

It can be a lot to handle on your own. We will walk with you through this challenging time.

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