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.
Victims of physical or sexual abuse and attack may not know that physical abuse is a major component of domestic abuse and relationship violence. Thousands of children each year suffer sexual, psychological, and physical abuse, and millions of women each year experience severe injuries as a result of physical assaults. Elder abuse also occurs in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities or in their own homes, at the hands of in-home health care providers.
At Glober + Glober, our experienced team focuses first on making sure the assaulted victim is getting the care that he or she needs. After that, we’ll work to understand the facts and outline appropriate legal options before we start the process of protecting you from further financial and emotional harm. We’ll work with you every step of the way and keep you apprised of progress with your case as it occurs.
- You pay no money to get started. Our first consultation is always 100% free, and payment is only required after your case has been successfully resolved.
- We want you to focus on recovery, so if you are unable to come to our offices, we’ll visit you.
- Our team respects your time and your busy schedule—we are happy to meet when it’s convenient for you. Evenings / nights and weekends are fine too.
Glober + Glober represents clients throughout the Northeast Florida-Jacksonville region, including: Nassau County, Duval County, Clay County and St. Johns county.
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