Long Island Assault Attorney
Experienced Assault and Battery Attorneys Serving Long Island, NY
An assault occurs when someone intentionally strikes another person causing an injury. Unfortunately, assaults are all too common in our society. In New York State, assault is a crime and carries a possible jail sentence. But, for the victim of an assault, the criminal punishment of the assailant may not be enough to feel as though justice has been done. If you or someone you love have found yourself with a case like this, a Long Island Assault Attorney can help.
In many cases, a person that suffers an assault may have outstanding medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. If you’ve been the victim of an assault, you have the option to pursue compensation from the responsible party or parties. However, New York has a limited Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations for assault is generally one year from the date of the assault. In some instances, there can be an even shorter period of time to make a claim. It is important to investigate as soon as possible.
In the event of an injury, there may be multiple parties responsible. If the assault occurs on someone else’s property or business, that party may be at fault for not adequately ensuring your safety. Property owners may have a duty to supervise others and ensure a safe environment for visitors. Failure to do so could result in liability for damages sustained as a result of that failure. For instance, bars are obligated to provide a secure environment for their customers, free from violent crimes. If you experience assault in such a place, you may have a claim against the establishment.
Alcohol can lower a person’s inhibitions and cause them to become more agitated and/or violent, resulting in an assault. Over-serving alcohol to an individual can lead to liability on the part of a restaurant and bar. If a person becomes intoxicated or is served alcohol while already intoxicated and then assaults someone, the party serving the alcohol may also be held liable.
This is called Dram Shop Law. In the state of New York, it is illegal to continue to serve a person who is visibly intoxicated. Every person who serves alcohol, whether it is a waiter or a bartender must go through training to become licensed to serve alcohol. This training goes through all of the New York State Laws involving alcohol and the liability that goes along with serving improperly. They are trained on how to tell the signs of someone who is “visibly intoxicated” and the general amount it takes to notice these key signs. Obvious signs are slurred speech, lack of coordination, and bloodshot eyes. Even if a person was served improperly and then got in a car and injured someone while intoxicated, the person who served the liquor is partially responsible under New York’s Dram Shop Law.
Contact a Long Island Assault Attorney Today
Palermo Law is a Long Island Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing individuals that have suffered serious injuries as a result of an intentional assault. With two decades of experience, Steven Palermo heads the legal team at Palermo Law. He personally handles each assault case from its inception through its conclusion. He has litigated hundreds of personal injury cases and has won several million-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has a passion for helping injured people find justice in their fight against large multi-million dollar insurance companies that try and minimize his clients’ injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of an assault and would like to schedule a free case evaluation from an experienced Long Island Assault Attorney, call or email us today.