If you or a loved one was the victim of an assault, battery, or other intentional tortious action in the St. Louis area, you may be entitled to financial compensation for and injuries, damages, or other losses that you incurred through a civil lawsuit. Contact a St. Louis assault & battery lawyer from TorHoerman Law today for a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss your legal options.
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In a criminal case, the perpetrator will be tried for his or her crimes and the prosecution must prove the defendant acted with an intent to assault the victim. The jury or judge must find beyond a reasonable doubt the perpetrator wanted to hurt the victim. If found guilty, he or she could face fines or imprisonment. In a civil lawsuit, the defendant’s motive does not matter and instead, the case is focused on the harm or damages the perpetrator caused to the victim. In this case, compensatory and punitive damages, or money, could be awarded to the victim.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, assault is legally defined as “a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person (as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner) that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact.”
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, battery is legally defined as “an offensive touching or use of force on a person without the person’s consent.”
After enduring an act of violence, it can be hard to know where to turn. As your lawyer, we will help you at every step of the way, but you may also need additional resources, such as support organizations and groups, that can help you move forward, mentally. Below you will find a list of resources that can help victims of sexual assault whether you are in Saint Louis or on the Illinois side of St. Louis.
St. Louis Assault LawyerAlthough we cannot erase memories of the trauma, we want to help you or a loved one move forward. Our St. Louis injury law firm offers free, no-obligation consultation for any St. Louis assault battery or sexual abuse victim. Do you have questions or need legal advice? Contact the law offices of TorHoerman Law to speak with an experienced St. Louis assault & battery lawyer today.
With the assistance of a personal injury attorney, there must be three elements established in order to prove the aggressor's intent for an assault lawsuit.
“Assault.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assault.
“Battery.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battery.
“SLMPD Downloadable Crime Files.” Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis, Missouri, www.slmpd.org/Crimereports.shtml.
“St. Louis and National Resources.” Safe Connections, 30 Sept. 2013, safeconnections.org/local-and-online-resources/.
“St. Louis City.” Missouri Department of Public Safety, dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/cvsu/counties/st-louis-city.php.
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