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Georgia Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers - The Dow Firm, P.C.

Assault and Battery • False Imprisonment • Invasion of Privacy

The Dow Firm, P.C. - lawyers handling injury & death claims resulting from assault, battery, false imprisonment, sexual harassment, sexual assault & sexual battery

Unwanted and unauthorized physical contact and physical or verbal restraint can give rise to a number of intentional torts which are actionable under Georgia law. Georgia recognizes that civil damages can result from certain transgressions known as assault, battery, false imprisonment, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual battery.

Claims for the above can stem from episodes which occur in a person’s private life, work life or both. And many times acts which occur in Georgia have both criminal and civil ramifications. Typically the state or federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over the criminal prosecution of the wrongdoer. However, in most instances the civil element arising from a criminal defendant’s conduct can be personally prosecuted by the victim with the assistance of private legal counsel like The Dow Firm, P.C.

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For instance, a woman who is raped is clearly the victim of a crime. However, the perpetrator’s action is not only punishable under Georgia’s penal code, but civil liability springs from the misconduct as well. In a case of rape, the laws of Georgia could legitimately support civil claims for assault, battery, false imprisonment, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual battery.

Likewise, a person who is threatened and beaten by an aggressor can be a victim of the crimes of assault, battery, false imprisonment and terroristic threats (among others) according to the state’s criminal law. However, to the extent the victim suffered mental or physical injury, civil claims for the same conduct could exist as well.

An affirmative duty to promote safety in certain environments (such as apartment/condominium complexes, commercial establishments, workplaces, etc.) exists and premises owners and business owners, in addition to actual perpetrators, can be held responsible for failing to meet their obligations. In other words, not only is a perpetrator of a crime accountable, but those who create an environment where a perpetrator can accomplish a crime can also be held liable under Georgia law.

Using the principles and experience firm founder J. Dow III gained as a criminal prosecutor at the beginning of his legal career, The Dow Firm, P.C. has successfully secured recoveries in a number of intentional tort cases for clients who have been damaged by the deliberate and malicious acts of others as well as the negligent acts and omissions of those who created a climate which enabled the deliberate and malicious acts to occur.

Contact The Dow Firm, P.C. today for a free consultation or call (912) 264-1919.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is proud to offer services and represent clients with assault and battery cases in Glynn County (Brunswick, Country Club Estate, Dock Junction, Everitt, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Sterling, St. Simons Island and Thalman), Brantley County (Atkinson, Hickox, Hoboken, Hortense, Lulaton, Nahunta, Trudie and Waynesville), Camden County (Colesburg, Dover Bluff, Harrietts Bluff, Kings Bay Base, Kingsland, St. Marys, Tarboro, Waverly, White Oak and Woodbine), Wayne County (Jesup, Odum and Screven), McIntosh County (Cox, Crescent, Darien, Eulonia, Pine Harbour, Ridgeville, Shellman Bluff, South Newport, Townsend and Valona), Pierce County (Blackshear, Bristol, Mershon, Offerman and Patterson), Chatham County (Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Isle of Hope-Dutch Island, Montgomery, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Whitmarsh Island, Wilmington Island and Vernonburg) and counties throughout the state of Georgia.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is located in Brunswick, GA, however, our firm is able to manage false imprisonment and personal injury cases anywhere in Georgia.

Call us today at (912) 264-1919.