Aggravated assault differs from other types of personal injury in that there is a definite person at fault. It is no accident when a person is assaulted. Personal injury caused by assault is a serious matter and requires a serious assault injury attorney. Joe Norwood has an extensive understanding of personal injury law as it applies to the victims of assault and intentional acts.
Types of Physical Assault
Physical assault is defined as any violent physical act between two or more individuals. This broad definition allows for many actions to be classified as assault. For example, the following can constitute an assault:
- Even something as simple as a finger poke
There are two different levels of physical assault in the eyes of the law depending on the nature of the act: aggravated and simple. Simple assault accounts for the large majority of all assault cases. An assault is considered simple when the end result is not intended to be life threatening and no weapon is involved.
Aggravated assault, on the other hand, is defined as “an unlawful attack on another person for the purpose of causing severe physical injury.” An assault with a weapon will often be considered aggravated assault. Call Joe for a free consultation if you have been the victim of an assault.