Included within the scope of personal injury law is that of “assault”, an intentional threat which places fear of imminent physical harm in an individual. No actual touching needs to occur for an assault to take place: The threat alone is sufficient to be covered by Kansas personal injury laws. If the threat actually becomes a reality in which an individual is touched or beaten by an object or person, the assault becomes a battery. For example, if a person shows a gun to another person and threatens to shoot, an assault has been committed. A battery occurs if the person actually follows through and succeeds in shooting the person he has threatened. Both of these instances are covered under personal injury law in that a victim has the right to recover money for their harms and losses. In the example above, a criminal case might also be brought.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Ray Hodge & Associates at (316)269-1414. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if we recover money on your behalf. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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