Assault and Battery
Assault and battery are intentional acts committed against you by another person to cause you harm. A battery occurs when physical contact is made, while an assault is the fear of impending contact even if that contact never occurs. These acts can result in physical harm as well as severe emotional distress.
In California, committing an assault and battery can lead to serious consequences to the offender. The injured party can recover more than damages related to just the physical harm and emotional distress. The injury party can also recover punitive damages, which is a discretionary amount that is intended to punish the offender.
If you were the victim of an assault and battery, here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Where did the incident occur? If it occurred at a place of business, ask that a report be prepared;
2. Call the police because an assault and battery is a criminal offense;
3. Take photographs of the scene of the incident and your injuries;
4. Create a list of everyone identified at the scene of the accident; and
5. Collect the contact information of any potential witnesses.
Often times the victim of an assault and battery may feel too embarrassed or intimidated to come forward. People should be held accountable for their actions, especially those who commit intentional acts of violence. The attorneys at Moaddel and Kremer will provide you with a presence in your corner that you can rely on to stand up to the offender on your behalf. Moaddel and Kremer can help identify the responsible parties and obtain compensation for your damages. We can also make sure you get the medical treatment you need.