Assault and Battery

If another person either touches you, or threatens to touch you, in a harmful manner, your personal injury attorney may be able to file a lawsuit for assault or battery against them.

Assault occurs when you are actually physically touched; battery occurs when you feel reasonably threatened by someone’s actions, such as if a gun is pointed at you and a threat made against your life. As with any other case, your personal injury attorney will have to prove that you were damaged by the assault or battery.