blendpose wrote: BUT, what I was trying to say-which I will attempt more clearly- is that exam time the teacher doesn't want a basic definition of something, right? The P may have very will hit D, but don't we need to exam all of the nuances in order to accumulate more points? That was my focus.
There aren't a lot of nuances when someone gets hit.
Sure there are. For example, if the OP, in his hometown state of New Jersey, went out one evening and proceeded to fist pump to his favorite techno song, and another individual (who was drunk) stumbled into the dancing OP and injured his head on the OP's fist, there's plenty of important nuance there...
In fact, if OP injured his fist on the negligent(?) D's head, the OP might have a battery claim against D.