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Assault & Negligent Security FAQ

What is the difference between criminal assault and civil assault?

For criminal assault a person is prosecuted by the district attorneys office for committing the crime of assault against a victim. If you are facing criminal charges, you are in criminal court and need a criminal defense lawyer. Civil assault involves the victim suing the person who committed the assault against them to recover compensation for their injuries. Often the victim will sue the owner of the premises where the assault took place, if those premises somehow contributed to the assault.


What damages can I recover as a victim of an assault?

Victims of assault often have a difficult time recovering for their losses. Most assaults involve individual people who do not have insurance or sufficient assets to pay for the victims injuries. Often the victim will sue the owner of the premises where the assault took place, if those premises somehow contributed to the assault, such as when a stairwell where the assault took place was not well lit or a building not adequately secured. If the person or persons responsible for the assault have assets or insurance coverage, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Do I need a lawyer?

Yes. If you or a loved one have been injured by an assault, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about asserting your rights. An experienced lawyer will be able to explain the value of your case and help you navigate the complicated legal process.

Lozner & Mastropietro is dedicated to representing victims of assault and negligent security. If you were injured or a loved one killed as a result of an assault or negligent security or you simply need more information, please contact us at 1-718-615-0044 or click Tell Us About Your Case.

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