If you’ve been hit or threatened by another person, you may be able to charge that person with assault or battery, and collect compensation. Sometimes people will pursue an assault and battery charge in criminal court as well as civil court, but these are separate proceedings with different aims.
At Randolph and Associates, we represent clients who are seeking compensation for expenses related to injuries resulting from an assault and battery incident. Some of these expenses relate to:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you’ve been involved in an assault or battery situation in California, one of our experienced attorneys can help you get the recompense you deserve to recover and get back to living your life.
Pushing Back Against Assault And Battery In California
At first glance, assault and battery may seem to be the same thing, but they are not. The main difference between them hinges on whether you were physically struck, or just threatened.
- Assault. If someone threatens to harm you, whether he or she eventually follows through or not, this constitutes an assault.
- Battery. Battery occurs when someone hits another person or strikes him or her with an object.
Your case may involve assault alone, battery alone, or assault and battery together. The level of compensation you may be eligible to collect depends on the specifics of your situation, including the extent of your injuries, property damage, or resulting distress. Consult with one of our knowledgeable assault and battery lawyers, serving Los Angeles, Riverside (including Coachella Valley) and San Bernardino County, to determine how best to pursue justice for your situation.