New Jersey Assault Victim Lawyers
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If you or a loved has been the victim of a rape or assault while on the property of an apartment complex in the State of New Jersey, you should call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. immediately. Our experienced Princeton personal injury lawyers are dedicated to aggressively representing the rights of clients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of another party's negligence or criminal acts. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 to discuss your sexual or physical assault case with a knowledgeable lawyer to find out how we can best assist you during this difficult time.
An assault is a crime in which the victim fears for his or her own safety due to threats or attempts to harm by another individual. This may be accompanied by battery which is a harmful, non-consensual touching. Many times these two acts occur together and may be simply referred to as an assault. If you have been the victim of an assault, it is your right to file criminal charges against the person who assaulted you. With the representation of an experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyer you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.
Assault comes in many forms, such as:
Physical Assault - Physical attack and infliction of pain or bodily injury upon another person.
Sexual Assault - Making an individual engage in unwanted sexual acts, by means of threats or force.
Verbal Assault - Threats of violence against another person.
Some of the people who are most at risk for assaults include women, children, and the elderly. In some cases the victim may be assaulted by a person they know, such as a spouse, family member, friend, or acquaintance. While some assaults are made by strangers for seemingly unknown motives, other assaults are hate crimes against certain populations.
Property owners and operators have a legal responsibility to adequately maintain their property with proper lighting, working locks and other means of adequate security. If an assault occurs on another person's property as a result of negligent maintenance, the owner may be held liable for your injuries. If you were assaulted while on the property of another person you may have a premises liability case and should discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
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