Contacting a Lawyer:
While typically associated with crime, assault can mean either physical or threatened harm paired with ability to cause it. Assault can either be classified as a civil or criminal liability based on whether the threatened action was carried out. If intent to frighten was proven, the victim may sue to receive monetary damages for emotional compensation. An assault is considered “aggravated” when the intent is to do more serious damage such as to kill, rob, or rape the victim.
Assault may vary from threatening violence to causing serious harm. With any instance of assault, it’s a victims right to seek reimbursement for any physical or emotional distress. Seek out a lawyer if you have been the victim of assault or battery to receive the compensation you deserve.