What is Assault & Battery?
Assault and Battery is a serious crime that can have a devastating impact on victims and their families, emotionally, physically and financially. Although the two terms are used interchangeably, they are actually different criminal actions
Assault – Commonly defined as an intentional act that causes apprehension or fear of imminent harmful offensive, or unwanted contact.
Battery – is intentional physical contact with a person without his or her consent that results in bodily harm or is considered offensive to a reasonable person.
Public premises such as malls, restaurants, sports facilities, schools, etc. have obligations to provide necessary security. When adequate security is not provided, assaults and injuries can happen.
Several years ago, Mr. Young obtained a $2 million verdict against a Putnam County bar where his client was assaulted. There we relied upon the New York State “Dram Shop Act”, which holds sellers of alcohol accountable if they serve an intoxicated person who later injured someone.
If you or someone you know have been a victim of assault and battery, please contact our assault and battery lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations are available.
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Allowable damages include more than just reimbursement for your out-of-pocket expenses, and may include, depending on your case and your injuries, the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Income
- Pain/Suffering/Emotional Distress
- Punitive Damages
What are Examples of Assault and Battery Cases
The attorneys of Francis X. Young, PLLC, have decades of experience in White Plains, Hudson Valley, and New York City. We are taking cases to trial and aggressively pursuing settlements and verdicts for our clients. We handle a broad range of assault and battery cases, stemming from
- Police Brutality
- Sexual Abuse
- Prison Assaults
- Gang Violence
- Bar Fights
- Dram Shop Claims*
Why Choose the Assault and Battery Lawyers at Francis X. Young?
Offices in White Plains and New York City
Serving White Plains, Hudson Valley, and New York City, our lawyers have the determination, persistence and ability required to successfully litigate your case when litigation provides the best means of resolving your legal issues. Having worked on behalf of insurance companies in the past, we know their strategies, how they prepare and how they negotiate. Our professional courtroom demeanor and meticulous preparation give us an edge as assertive, strategic advocates.
Whether your case involves being struck, sexually assaulted or mistreated, threatened or simply placed in fear for your safety, you may have a claim as a victim of an assault and battery. Remember that there are statutes of limitation that can cause you to lose your claim if you do not act within the required time period.
If you or someone you know have been a victim of assault and battery, please contact our assault and battery lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital appointments are available.
The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, PLLC; your assault and battery lawyer in White Plains and New York City.