NYC Assault Lawyer Representing Injured Victims
The booming population of New York brings with it a hike in crime rates. While it is unfortunate, it is an undeniable fact that crime rates rise with the population. Many times victims of assault are tragically left in emotional despair, physically damaged, and mentally fragile.
Amid all the chaos of the dreadful circumstances, they are many times left unable to work for an extended period of time in the face of mounting medical bills. It is not uncommon for therapy to be a necessity for healthy readjustment in an effort for life to return to normal after a violent crime. This is where a personal injury attorney can help.
Crime victims are not usually able to sue their perpetrators, and when they are, the funds or restitution awarded are often uncollectible or inadequate for full compensation. In these special cases, crime victims may be able to pursue a third party for damages. In some cases, the property owner where the crime occurred may be held liable for the crime related injuries of the victim.
This means that the crime victim’s compensation may come from the property owner, not necessarily the perpetrator of the crime. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, is a team of New York assault attorneys that have been aggressively defending the rights of crime victims for nearly a century, and they can get you the compensation that you deserve.
Could a property owner have prevented your crime-related injuries?
Each case is different and treated on an individual basis but depending on the circumstances of your case, the answer is maybe. For instance, if a perpetrator entered your home through a door with a broken lock that the landlord failed to repair, then your landlord may be at least partially responsible for your crime related injuries.
If a fight escalates at a bar or nightclub and serious injuries occur because the proper steps have not been taken to deter this behavior, then the owners may be financially responsible to the injured party. There are any number of instances where a property owner may be held partially liable for crime-related injuries; these are just a couple of the very common examples.
If I was attacked and the perpetrator was never caught, can I still sue?
The answer to this question will depend on the circumstances surrounding your individual case. For instance, if you were the victim of an assault or battery in NYC and the crime occurred in a public parking lot, you may be able to bring a claim against the property owner.
Your claim may assert that there was inadequate lighting or security to deter these types of crimes. An experienced New York assault attorney, like those at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will be able to help you bring a premises liability claim against the property owner for failure to provide a reasonably safe environment.
Does The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, handle assault and battery cases?
We do if you have been the victim of an assault and battery that could have been prevented. We are all about retrieving financial compensation for victims of crime in New York. While we are not criminal attorneys, we can help crime victims find more financial resources when the criminal system has failed them or when other resources have been exhausted.
The knowledgeable attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have more than a century of experience successfully representing New York assault victims at work, victims of assault and battery that occurs at a bar or nightclub, assault that’s have occurred because of inadequate lighting or security, and other civil assault claims.
Do you help New York rape victims?
We are not criminal attorneys, but we may be able to help with a civil suit. We understand how tragic and incredibly devastating a sexual assault can be for any individual, and there really is no just compensation for a rape victim. However, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will represent sexual assault clients diligently and fight aggressively to at least ease the financial burden.
Although we might not be able to help in every case, we can help in some. For instance, if the assailant entered your apartment through a window that your landlord failed to repair, then we may be able to help you bring suit against your landlord for some of your crime-related injuries.
Isn’t third party liability even harder to prove?
No, not necessarily because this is not a criminal case, per se. Even though you were the victim of a criminal action, your claim against a third party is actually a civil claim and civil claims are just a little easier to prove in court. In a criminal case, a unanimous jury must decide that the case has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. However, in a civil claim, only a preponderance of the evidence must be proven, so the standard of proof is actually a little lower in a civil action.
Call a NY Assault Attorney with Extensive Experience
If you sustained a serious injury from a rape, assault and battery, or other crime that could have been prevented, The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC will fight aggressively for your rights and work diligently to get you the best results.
To set up your initial consultation, contact us by phone at (877) 675-4529, or feel free to fill out our consultation request form and our legal team will get in touch with you.