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Civil Assault – Plaintiff alleged that he was assaulted in an altercation started by the defendant – Disc Injury.

Kent County, RI

In this matter, the plaintiff alleged that he was assaulted by the defendant when the defendant confronted him at the scene of a fire. The plaintiff alleged injuries to his back as a result of the incident. The defendant denied any wrongdoing and maintained that the plaintiff initiated the altercation.

The male plaintiff, employed as the fire chief, was at the scene of a fire when he alleged he was assaulted by the defendant, a council member in town. The plaintiff contended that the defendant, who resided near the place where the fire occurred, confronted the plaintiff regarding his perception of a delay in responsiveness on the part of the fire department. The plaintiff contended that the defendant pushed his finger into the plaintiff’s chest and then lunged at him, causing the plaintiff to fall backward and injure his spine.

The plaintiff alleged spinal damage and a disc injury as a result of the fall. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant alleging damages for the injuries caused by the assault, as well as emotional distress caused by the incident. The defendant denied the allegations and disputed the plaintiff’s version of the facts. The defendant contended that the plaintiff was the one that initiated the physical altercation between the two men.

The matter proceeded to trial.At the conclusion of the trial, the jury returned its verdict in favor of the defendant and against the plaintiff.

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