Injured After an Assault and Battery in Chicago: Your Right to Sue

Dedicated personal injury attorneys representing victims of assault and batteries in Chicago, Cook, Lake, McHenry, Dupage and Will counties.

Intentional Tort and Punitive Damages Attorneys | Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

Newland & Newland, LLP is your one stop for civil representation and assistance after an assault and battery. We represent clients throughout Chicago land with a variety of personal injury claims, including assault and battery claims. Assault and battery claims fall under intentional torts (an act completed on purpose and intentionally). Although assault and battery claims are often linked together, they are defined separately under the Illinois law:

  • Assault: Assault is defined generally as an act that is intentionally committed in order to place another person in reasonable fear of a battery. Reasonable fear is often the point of argument in assault cases. If the individual was not afraid of the action taken, an assault claim will not stand in a criminal or civil personal injury action.
  • Battery: Battery is committed when an individual knowingly causes bodily harm or makes physical contact that is of a insulting or provoking nature.

An assault or battery often times cause personal injury that can entitle a victim to financial compensation. The Chicago land attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP will help determine whether your attack was an aggravated offense. We have represented many individuals that were physically assaulted by a stranger or someone they know.

Civil Claims for Assault and Battery

The attorneys at Newland & Newland understand the outrage, frustration, and victimization our clients feel after an assault and battery. If you have been the subject of an assault, our attorneys want to help you fight back against your attacker. Some common types of assault and battery claims include:

  • Battery at work;
  • Battery at nightclubs and bars;
  • Battery linked to domestic violence;
  • Battery at sporting events;
  • Black Friday assaults;
  • Assaults at school;

Assault Victim Compensation Attorneys

  • Battery at home
  • Sexual abuse

Homeowner’s insurance of the person responsible for the attack will often times pay compensation to the victim.

Even if an individual has been charged criminally for an assault and battery committed against you, the civil compensation attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP can bring a separate action against the wrongdoer. If you have been injured from an assault and battery due to another’s inability to control themselves, we want to get you the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can help you recover for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and other expenses associated with the assault and battery.

Contact Newland & Newland, LLP for Your Assault and Battery Claim

Not every circumstance results in a civil claim for an assault or battery. If you have been injured after an assault or battery, contact Newland & Newland, LLP for an initial consultation. During an initial consultation, we will look at the facts and circumstances of your case to determine whether your attacker could be held liable to pay for some expenses related to your assault and battery claim. Our attorneys represent clients throughout the state of Illinois. We have five office locations for your convenience.

  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL