New York Assault Victims
New York City assault victims have a recourse to obtain money for their injuries. An assault can occur in many places and forms, such as a domestic dispute or a bar fight.
New York defines an assault as physical conduct placing the victim in imminent apprehension of harmful contact. The elements of a cause of action to recover damages for battery are bodily contact, made with intent, and offensive in nature. Therefore, a person striking another is considered a battery under the law. An assault is placing someone in fear that they will be struck.
If you are a victim of assault, do not wait. New York only has a one year statute of limitations for assault. This means you only have one year to sue from the date of your attack.
New York City Assault Victim Organizations
While our firm helps victims receive economic compensation, New York City also has several wonderful agencies that help victims of assaults.
I suggest if you are a victim, you visit Safe Horizon. Safe Horizon has 57 programs located throughout the five boroughs of New York City in court houses, police precincts, schools, shelters, and community offices. Safe Horizon’s first priority is the safety of those who seek assistance. Their programs work with clients to meet their needs so they can look ahead to a safe horizon. More information can be found on the link below
Remember, a spouse can be sued for assault and battery in New York.