Our Connecticut and New York crime victim lawyers have over 20 years experience representing crime victims in the New York State boroughs, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx as well as the Westchester jurisdictions in which we operate including White Plains, Yonkers, Rye, Port Chester, Ossining, Elmsford, Mount Vernon, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Larchmont and Chappaqua and the Connecticut Courts like Stamford, Norwalk, New Haven, Danbury, Meriden, Bridgeport and Greenwich.
Accordingly, if you are the victim of an assault, including a battery, a sexual assault, a menacing or stalking, it is important to understand that the Statute of Limitations may limit your right to take action for financial compensation versus the person who injured you.
Some New York State Statutes of Limitation limit a crime victim’s time to bring a lawsuit to as short as one year after the crime occurred.
Moreover, if the injury is caused by a Municipal worker, such as a City bus driver, police officer or government official, New York State requires the assault victim provide written notice to the City or Town within 90 days after the crime occurred, with very limited exceptions.
Our Manhattan, Stamford and White Plains crime victims attorneys are experienced in navigating these minefields and will guide you through them.
Our Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford assault lawyers will take immediate steps to protect the crime victim’s interest, including demanding video surveillance films (which are often recorded over immediately after the crime), interviewing witnesses, conducting background checks on the assailant to determine if they have committed similar crimes in the past and obtaining and reviewing police and insurance reports related to the assault.
Some of the different types of assault for which our Manhattan, White Plains and Larchmont crime victims lawyers have experience include the following:
- Negligent security guards resulting in assault; and
- Assaults in nightclubs; and
- Sexual assaults/rape victims; and
- Assault in the course of a crime like home burglary.
Our Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford crime victim lawyers are experienced in dealing with these pitfalls. Mr. McMillan is a former New York State Prosecutor who still works closely with New York State Prosecutors in the various jurisdictions in which he works including the New York City boroughs, Westchester County and the Connecticut Courts.
Accordingly, if the person who committed the crime against you is arrested, Mr. McMillan will work closely with police and prosecutors to help bring that person to justice, including appropriate jail time, before any future claim for financial compensation or lawsuit is filed on your behalf.