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In personal injury law, assault is the intentional act of causing, or attempting to cause physical harm to an individual. In Ohio, committing assault does not necessarily have to involve actual physical contact or damage for legal repercussions to be granted. A failed attempt on its own would suffice for it to be deemed as assualt.
Intention to assault is of secondary concern if assault actually takes place. Some assault might be deemed unintentional but comes with consequences if injury was inflicted. For example, simply pushing someone out of the way in a crowd for you to get through, without a single intention of causing harm, can be deemed assault if the person falls and ends up injured. It’s an act of negligence, though unintentional, and holds the negligent party responsible for damages due to failure of exercising reasonable care.
Assault and battery is when the perpetrator both intentionally seeks and successfully inflicts harm or injury upon the victim. This form of assault normally occurs in a sudden fit of rage, resulting in more serious crimes known as aggravated assault and felonious assault.
If you or your loved one are a victim of assault, you have the right to full compensation for any harm or injury, intentional or otherwise, perpetrated against you. Jami S. Oliver will take the necessary actions to provide you with the maximum outcome permitted by law. No case is too complicated. Call 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.