Fight Back with Help from Skilled New York Assault and Battery Accident Lawyers
Providing victims in the Tri-state area with reputable legal guidance
Assault and battery is the act of threatening a person with violence and then actually physically harming him or her. If you are the victim of assault and battery, the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo is prepared to passionately advocate for you. In addition to having experience as a criminal prosecutor, attorney Joseph Tacopina is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® — a testament to his skill, experience and dedication to upholding the rights of New Yorkers.
Tri-state area assault victim attorneys can help you
Regardless of where you are assaulted, the skilled injury lawyers at Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo will rush to your aid and assist you in building a civil case against your attacker.
Over the course of the firm’s practice, its injury attorneys have helped clients with the following types of assault cases:
- Assaults at work
- Inadequate security lighting assaults
- Assaults at nightclubs
Civil claims for assault and battery
Even if the police have already charged someone with assault and battery against you, the civil lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo can bring a separate action against the defendant. Below are some of the issues that the firm’s NYC attorneys can address while seeking compensation for your injuries:
- Assault and battery pleading requirements: A civil claim for assault and battery is very similar to a criminal charge for assault and battery. However, it is often easier to prove a civil claim. Unlike negligence, assault and battery lawsuits are intentional torts requiring the plaintiff to demonstrate that the defendant acted with the intent to cause him or her harm. To win a claim for assault, you must prove that the defendant intended you to believe that you would be subjected to imminent harmful or offensive contact. To win a claim for battery, you must prove that the defendant intended to make and actually made physical contact with a part of your person or body. Whenever a plaintiff has a case for battery, the plaintiff also has a case for assault, and thus the two intentional torts are often legally linked together as assault and battery.
- Issues to look for during discovery: In an assault and battery case, to obtain compensation, you must prove that the defendant intended to hit you. The types of discoveries sought by the firm’s attorneys can vary based upon the nature of your injuries and your relationship to the defendant, but might include: police reports, surveillance video footage, witness statements and first responder statements. After obtaining these materials, the firm’s New York lawyers can build a case against the defendant in order to obtain fair compensation for your assault and battery injuries.
- Using expert witnesses: In assault and battery cases, the firm frequently relies on the testimony of doctors, trauma specialists, criminal law experts and forensic technicians.
Protecting the rights of assault and battery victims in the tri-state area
The Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo is an accomplished and respected law firm that provides legal service to injury victims in New York. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.