Assault can happen anywhere, even in places that seem to be incredibly safe. While working as Woodland Hills assault injury attorneys, we have encountered numerous cases of assault that occurred in the most unlikely of locations, including those happening at school, at work, in a bar, at a sports event, and, basically, anywhere else. Did you know that, under California law, there does not necessarily need to be any physical contact for an assault charge to apply? Any attempt to commit a violent or forceful against you, or your loved one, could be sufficient for a Woodland Hills attorney to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Following any kind of assault situation, you may be entitled to pursue damages in respect of physical and psychological injuries, as well as punitive damages designed to deter the aggressor from repeating the offense in the future. For more information about how we could help you, contact JML Law today on 818-610-8800.
As briefly mentioned above, assault does not always have to involve physical injuries. If your aggressor acted in a manner that was intended to cause you to harm or to intimidate or frighten you, that also qualifies as assault. When you consult a Woodland Hills attorney to discuss your case, one of the first things we must do is identify whether your injury resulted from assault or battery, according to the following definitions:
Assault and battery charges can also be brought in relation to other offenses, such as rape and sexual assault, robberies, and other violent crimes, including domestic violence.
There are some scenarios in which unconsented contact cannot result in a charge of either assault or battery, such as:
This is not an exhaustive list so, to ascertain whether you have a valid Woodland Hills assault injury case, you should speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
According to statistics published by the Office of the Attorney General, this is the truth about assault injuries in California:
If you have been affected by any kind of assault, you deserve the best legal representation. To discuss your case with an outstanding Woodland Hills attorney, call JML Law today on 818-610-8800.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.