Virginia Assault

Assault is an intentional tort in Virginia and gives rise to a claim for compensation.

An assault is any threatening act that puts another person in reasonable fear of imminent physical injury. Words alone are never an assault.

Clark v. Commonwealth, 279 Va. 636, 640‒41, 691 S.E.2d 786, 788‒89 (2010); Bowie v. Murphy, 271 Va. 126, 136, 624 S.E.2d 74, 80 (2006); Carter v. Commonwealth, 269 Va. 44, 46–47, 606 S.E.2d 839, 841 (2005); Etherton v. Doe, 268 Va. 209, 213, 597 S.E.2d 87, 89 (2004); Koffman v. Garnett, 265 Va. 12, 16, 574 S.E.2d 258, 261 (2003); Moore v. Jefferson Hosp., 208 Va. 438, 441, 158 S.E.2d 124, 126–27 (1967)

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