Assault & Battery Attorney in New York

350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6705
New York, NY 10118

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Assault is a terrifying experience. As a victim, you may suffer injuries that require medical attention. And even without sustaining serious injuries, you may no longer be able to function normally long after the incident. For example, many victims have to deal with PTSD symptoms, panic attacks, and a fear of leaving the house following an attack.

In the state of New York, assault is a serious crime, with a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. Moreover, victims are able to pursue legal action to recover damages resulting from an attack.

If you’re the victim of a physical assault in New York City, Morgan & Morgan can help. While the price of pain is infinite, receiving compensation can grant a sense of justice and alleviate financial burdens. We’ve been fighting for the rights of victims for more than 30 years and are ready to be by your side during these trying times.

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“I was in a difficult situation when I was injured by a faulty product. I was hesitant to seek legal help but with the help of Morgan & Morgan, they made the process easy. They took immediate action and got me the compensation I deserved. I couldn't have done it without them. I highly recommend their services.” Estate of Patricia Allen v. RJ Reynolds, et al. | 2014


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  • The Definition of Assault in New York State

    Assault occurs when the perpetrator causes another person physical harm. The severity of the injury and the defendant's intent to cause harm plays a role in the degree the assault is classified as.

    • Third-degree, or simple, assault is when the assailant causes harm intentionally — for example, someone punching another person in a brawl.
    • Second-degree assault occurs when an assailant either intends to cause serious harm or actually does so. Second-degree assault doesn’t require serious harm — only the intention to commit it. While third-degree assault is a misdemeanor, second-degree assault is a Class D felony that carries a mandatory sentence.
    • First-degree assault involves a deadly weapon or carries the deliberate intent to disfigure or amputate. The minimum sentence for this felony charge is five years in a state prison.
  • Civil Claims for Assault

    Regardless of a criminal conviction, victims can sue assailants in civil court to recover damages. In fact, the standard of proof is lower in civil court, making it easier for you to receive justice after an attack.

    Assault and battery lawsuits are torts that place the burden of proof on the plaintiff to show that there was intent. You must also be able to prove that the defendant made physical contact with you. A good attorney will gather evidence demonstrating proof of both intent and physical contact. This includes police reports, eyewitness testimonies, and surveillance video. Moreover, lawyers may use expert witnesses to establish the lasting trauma that victims may experience after a physical attack.

  • Experience the Morgan & Morgan Difference

    If you’ve experienced assault in New York City, contact Morgan & Morgan immediately. Our assault attorneys understand how devastating these events can be and will handle your case personally. With more than 900 attorneys nationwide and billions of dollars recovered, we have the resources necessary to provide you with the best service possible. At Morgan & Morgan, we pride ourselves on transparency. You’ll get access to 24/7 open communication via our mobile app as well as a full team of lawyers and legal staff. And we never charge by the hour — we get paid only if we win.

    Don’t go through this alone — we’re ready to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. More than 100,000 clients trust Morgan & Morgan. Fill out a no-cost case evaluation form today to speak to one of our experienced New York City assault attorneys.

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