Assault and Battery
Assault and battery are among the most physically and emotionally traumatizing experiences we have seen our clients suffer. From physical pain and suffering to severe mental disturbances, both assault and battery can make life incredibly difficult. In any case of assault or battery, however, the responsible person must be held accountable for their crimes in a court of law. If you or a loved one is suffering after assault or battery, Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli is here for you. We offer compassionate and knowledgeable legal assistance to get you back on your feet and get you the compensation you need to recover from your physical and emotional scars. Passaic County assault and battery attorney Robert J. Bavagnoli believes in treating each and every client like family. Get in touch with him for the help you need today.
What Qualifies as Assault and Battery?
While we often hear the phrase “assault and battery,” in reality these are two different crimes. Assault refers to a case where someone intentionally causes the victim to fear harm, such as threatening to hit them while pulling back their fist. Any threat of unwanted and offensive contact can potentially qualify as assault, including the threat of unwanted touching or sexual advances.
It is important to understand that spoken language alone does not qualify as assault: it must be accompanied by a threatening action that is intentional, not accidental. The fear of harm must also be considered reasonable. Battery often occurs after assault, and refers to harmful physical contact itself, such as hitting, slapping, unwanted sexual contact, or other physical harm. Under New Jersey law, assault and battery may be different, but cases commonly involve both assault and battery. Because it can sometimes be challenging to know whether or not your case qualifies as assault, it is a good idea to work with an assault and battery attorney in Passaic County. At Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli, we will take a thorough account of your situation and help you more fully understand your rights.
What to Do if You Have Experienced Assault or Battery
If you have experienced assault or battery, your first course of action should be to contact the police. It is imperative that there is a record of what happened and that there is a police investigation so that the person responsible can be held accountable. The police report will also be submitted to your lawyer and can be used as evidence for a civil claim to recover damages. To protect yourself from future harm, you can also get a temporary restraining order or emergency protective order against the responsible party.
Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funds from the New Jersey Crime Victim Compensation Office, a government program that reimburses victims of violent crimes for medical bills and other expenses related to the crime. In addition to contacting the police, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney who will listen to your account of what happened and begin their own investigation of the case. If you are in need of a lawyer, Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli has 27 years of personal injury experience. You will always work directly with a compassionate assault and battery attorney serving Passaic County who will build your case based on what is best for you. To learn more, get in touch with us for a free consultation.
Compassionate Legal Help
Robert J. Bavagnoli and his team believe in treating all of our clients like family. After an assault or battery situation, victims are often incredibly traumatized physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our team will always treat you with respect as we work hard to help you recover the compensation you need to pay for medical care, pain and suffering, and other expenses. Throughout the process, we will be available to talk with you about your case and ensure that you are properly informed of all developments.
If you need help after assault or battery, we are here to help. Contact us at 973-785-9522.