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New York Assault & Battery Personal Injury Lawyers

The personal injury law office of Goidel and Siegel have been representing victims of assault in New York for over 20 years. If you were the victim of an assault or battery case, our firm will aggressively pursue just compensation for your physical and emotional injuries.

An assault is a crime in which the victim fears for his or her own safety due to threats or attempts to harm by another individual. This may be accompanied by battery which is a harmful, non-consensual touching. Many times these two acts occur together and may be simply referred to as an assault. If you have been the victim of an assault, it is your right to file criminal charges against the person who assaulted you. With the representation of an experienced New York assault injury lawyer, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.

The various types of assault cases include:

  • Assaults as the result of negligent security
  • Assaults at nightclubs, bars, or office buildings
  • Domestic abuse cases
  • Assaults committed in the course of a criminal act such as a robbery
  • Sexual assault cases

It is vitally important to contact an attorney immediately when you have been the victim of an assault as the statute of limitations, or the time in which you must start a claim, can be as short as one year in certain instances. If you were the victim of any attack by a police or other municipal enforcement officer, you must file a notice of claim with the appropriate city, village or town within 90 days of the incident.

Assault comes in many forms, such as:

  • Physical Assault – A physical attack and infliction of pain or bodily injury upon another person.
  • Sexual Assault – Any unwanted physical contact that is sexual in nature. Sexual assault can include non-consensual touching or more serious violations like non-consensual sexual activity, rape, aggravated rape, attempted rape, incest, child molestation, or any other unwanted sexual act which occurs by force, coercion, or under duress. Acts of voyeurism, exhibitionism, and sexual harassment may also be considered sexual assault. Sexual assault can be committed by a stranger, but more often it is perpetrated by an acquaintance or someone the victim knows.
  • Verbal Assault – A person can be found liable for assault without actually touching the victim. Under the legal definition, some verbal threats are considered assaults.

Some of the people who are most at risk for assaults include women, children, and the elderly. In some cases, the victim may be assaulted by a person they know, such as a spouse, family member, friend, or acquaintance. While some assaults are made by strangers for seemingly unknown motives, other assaults are hate crimes against certain populations.

Assault is a very serious criminal offense that will be thoroughly prosecuted.

If you were the victim of any type of assault, contact our New York attorneys to discuss your potential legal options during a free consultation.




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