A physical battery is committed when one person tries to or does physically strike another, and an assault is where a person acts in a threatening manner causing the other person reasonably to fear immediate harm. On television and in popular usage, the terms battery and physical assault often are used interchangeably.
Sometimes crimes such as battery, or even sexual battery (commonly known as rape) occur because the owners of a business such as a bar or lounge, or an apartment complex, do not provide a sufficient security to protect their customers or tenants.
Individuals most at risk for physical assaults and batteries are those who are least able to protect themselves, including:
- The elderly (men and women)
- People with physical disabilities
- People with compromised mental alertness
A victim may experience an assault or battery by someone they know, such as a spouse, friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbor, or they may be assaulted by a complete stranger. In some cases, the physical battery is a hate crime targeting a certain segment of the population.
A physical assault or battery could come in one of two forms:
- Battery, which is a physical attack that sometimes results in infliction of extreme pain and injury on another person
- Sexual battery, which is forcing an individual to engage in unwanted sexual acts by means of threat or force
If you or someone you love has been threatened or injured in an attack or assault by a third party, we ask that you contact our legal team as soon as possible to understand the options and remedies available to you.
At Glober + Glober, we understand that this type of attack can cause the victim not only physical harm but also years of emotional damage. We’ll do everything we can and explore all possible legal options. Our team will work to ensure justice is fairly dealt, the guilty punished and YOU are compensated for your trauma, both physical and emotional.
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