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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 under Oklahoma law. For example, hitting, kicking, pushing, biting, spitting, or even a simple one finger poke can be considered a physical assault against another person in Oklahoma. Physical assault is the most common type of violent crime in the United States, with almost 5 million cases occurring every year.
There are two different levels of physical assault in the eyes of the law, depending on the nature of the act: simple and aggravated. Simple assault accounts for the large majority of all assault cases, with over 4.5 million incidents per year. An assault is considered simple when the end result is not intended to be life-threatening and no weapon is involved in the act. 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, for example, will often be considered aggravated assault under Oklahoma law.
Assault differs from other types of personal injury in that there is a definite person at fault in the incident. The malicious actions of another should never cause a person physical harm, and an assault is not considered an accident. If you have been the victim of a physical assault, your assailant could be legally responsible for your injuries. Contact our reputable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center by filling out our contact form or calling us toll free, and review your physical assault claim in Oklahoma today.