Assault Related Injuries
Tulsa Assault Injury Lawyer
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. The malicious actions of another should never cause a person physical harm. Personal injury caused by assault is a serious matter and requires a serious assault injury attorney. Individuals that have been injured in an assault trust their cases to me, attorney Joseph M. Norwood at the Norwood Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have an extensive understanding of personal injury law as it applies to the victims of assault and intentional acts.
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 a simple 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 with over 4.5 million incidents per years. 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. It is estimated that 64% of all violent crime in the United States is aggravated assault, adding up to almost a million incidents annually. Call Joe Norwood at 918-582-6464 or Contact Joe Norwood online for a free consultation.