Assault & Attack
What can be more frightening that being attacked, especially when the attack or assault is unprovoked and unexpected? No matter when and where it occurs, an assault is an incident that can have a lifelong effect on the individual who is unfortunate enough to be the victim, causing not only bodily injury but also ongoing psychological issues as well, including often-overwhelming fear and anxiety.
At the Law Offices of New York assault attorney Harley Fastman, we strive to help victims continue to live their lives to the fullest after a traumatic attack. As experienced personal injury litigators, we have seen the damage caused by such incidents and we’ve made it our job to help victims obtain the compensation they deserve to handle the expenses that go hand-in-hand with such a horrendous offense.
Assault-related civil lawsuits are a second step in bringing attackers to justice. They occur after the assailant has been found guilty of the attack in a criminal court. Once that determination is made, a civil suit may be filed for monetary damages. Lawsuits may also be filed against the person that owns the property where the assault occurred, especially if it is deemed that negligence on the part of the property owner (poor lighting, poor security) may have caused the attack to occur.
Often, assault-related lawsuits can be quite complex, but thanks to our background in personal injury cases, we know how to navigate the legal system so that the process is as painless as possible for the client and his/her family. We understand the ins and outs of attack/assault cases and aim to develop each lawsuit to assist the victim in collecting the maximum compensatory damages available. This allows for payment of medical bills, counseling, recovery of lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.