Assault and Battery
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys.
At The Weinstein Firm, our 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 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 compensation.
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 is ready to stand up and be your voice in and out of the courtroom.
Why Choose The Weinstein Firm?
At The Weinstein Firm, we operate on what is called a contingency fee basis. This means that you, as our client, pay no upfront fees and owe us nothing until we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. To put it another way: You don't pay unless we win. Our contingency fee policy makes it risk-free to work with an Atlanta personal injury attorney from our office.
Choose The Weinstein Firm and you can benefit from:
- Instant answers to your questions – we promptly return all phone calls and emails
- Detailed insight into your case – we keep you informed of any and all updates in your case
- Easy accessibility to a lawyer – we are willing to meet you at our office, your home, or the hospital
It's time to hold the responsible party accountable for your injury. It's time to seek the compensation you are rightfully owed. It's time to take legal action. If you're ready to learn more about your legal options or if you would like to begin the claims-filing process today, call us for help.