Assault Injuries

Assault Injuries

The New York personal injury Law Office of Mark A. Siesel has been representing the victims of assault since 1986. We have represented the personal injury victims of assaults and other types of cases in the state and federal Courts of New York, in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties, and throughout the lower Hudson Valley, for over 27 years. If you were the victim of an assault, our firm will aggressively and vigorously pursue just compensation for your physical, psychological and financial injuries and damages. If there has been a criminal action against the perpetrator, and he or she was found guilty, we will use that verdict or plea of guilty to maximize your potential recovery through the introduction of a judgment into evidence at the civil trial for damages or as leverage with an insurance company on behalf of the defendant, if there are applicable insurance proceeds.

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. Further, if you were the victim of any attack by a police or other municipal enforcement officer, such as in an “excessive force” case, you must file a notice of claim immediately after the incident with the appropriate city, village or town or your case can be lost forever.

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.

If you were the victim of an assault due to negligent security in an apartment building, or at a mall, or parking garage, owners of these properties have a legal duty and responsibility to provide adequate security. They must also check to determine whether their employees have criminal backgrounds. In cases involving security in building complexes, if it can be shown that the landlord was informed of a broken lock or insufficiently lit area of the property, or if there have been prior assaults on the premises of which the landlord was aware but did nothing to prevent future assaults, the landlord can be held legally responsible for your injuries.

Assaults at nightclubs and bars are frequently the result of overly aggressive bouncers and other security personnel. Similarly to cases involving assaults in malls, parking lots and apartment complexes, owners frequently fail to obtain the necessary background checks to determine whether their employees have a history of assaults or other criminal behavior. The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, with conveniently located offices in White Plains, the Bronx and a satellite office in Peekskill has obtained settlements and verdicts for the last quarter century on behalf of clients who were injured due to the aggressive actions and excessive force of security employees and bouncers.

We will aggressively investigate your case immediately, including securing all witness statements, reviewing all police reports and records, and obtaining background checks to determine whether the perpetrators of these assaults have committed other assaults previously. We will vigorously pursue all avenues of compensation, including all of the responsible parties and their insurance companies, in order to maximize your recovery for physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost earnings and earnings potential and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you were the victim of any type of assault, contact the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel online or at 914-761-7633 or toll free at 888-761-7633 to discuss your assault case. We provide a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.