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Assault and Battery as Intentional Personal Injury.

What is Assault and
Battery?

You most likely have heard of the term “assault and battery”
and acknowledge this term as harmful and criminal, but what exactly is assault
and battery? To explain simply, assault and battery is the combination of two
extremely violent crimes.

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Assault: reasonable apprehension of imminent and
harmful contact

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Battery: intention and harmful or offensive
contact with another person

In other words, assault is the threat of violence, while
battery is the actual physical violence that takes place. Often times, the two
terms are mistaken for physical violence, but even just the act of threatening
someone is criminal.

Examples of Assault
and Battery

In some jurisdictions, just threatening someone to the point
where they feel that their safety is in danger is a crime. One example of
assault would be if a person threatens you and says they are going to punch
you. If the person has their arm cocked in a fist in a way that is harmful and
threatening, they can be guilty of assault. Even though no actual physical contact
took place, the crime exists in the threatening manner that took place. Even
when a person jokingly pretends to harm someone, it can be considered assault.

Battery involves the actual, physical contact that can harm
someone. For instance, if a person pushes you or throws an object at you, they
can be guilty of battery. There has to be indirect or direct contact. A person
may set up a trap or bomb and if you are injured by it days later, it can be
considered battery. Even if the victim is not harmed, if the person causes
contact that is offensive or inappropriate, they can be guilty of battery.In Providence, Rhode Island and other areas of the east coast and new England this is a major issue. You may need a quality Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer or attorney if you are in R.I.

Assault and Battery
in Personal Injury Claim

In most personal injury claims, injuries are caused by a
person’s negligence. Other times, the injuries can be intentionally caused. If
you recently experienced assault or battery, you should speak to a Rhode Island personal
injury attorney or other local Law Firm. The attorneys will
protect your legal rights while working to earn you monetary retribution for
your pain and suffering.

Find out the legal definition of being personally injured.

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Candice McGurk Bond McGurk

Licensed since 2005

Member at firm Bond & Taylor

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