After an Assault: Get the Right Assault Injury Lawyers on Your Side, Fighting for Your Rights

Millions of assaults occur every year. Men are more likely to be assaulted by strangers, while women are more often assaulted by domestic partners or other people they know.[1]

An assault is a grave insult to your human dignity, and should never be taken lightly. If you have suffered injuries from an assault, you will want to proceed carefully, with skilled legal advice and guidance.


In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and neighboring states, assault can fall into a number of categories, including harassment, menacing, stalking, reckless endangerment, simple or first degree assault, and aggravated or second degree assault.

Harassment occurs when someone has the intent to harass, annoy or frighten another person by attempting, threatening or actually hitting, shoving, kicking or otherwise harming another person, resulting in minimal injuries.

Simple assault occurs when someone attempts to cause, or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes another person more serious bodily injury.

Aggravated assault is an even more serious form of assault. This occurs when someone attempts to cause serious bodily harm to another person or intentionally causes injury, knowingly or recklessly, in ways that show an extreme indifference to the value of human life.

Assault can include:

  • Bodily harm and/or aggravated harassment toward another person
  • Recklessly endangering another person, including those in public service
  • Ethnic, homophobic, religious or racial intimidation
  • Physical or verbal threats and abuse
  • Propelling missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto a roadway
  • Firing a firearm into an occupied building
  • Negligently causing another person bodily injury with a deadly weapon
  • Use of paintball guns and paintball markers
  • Use of tear gas or noxious gas in labor disputes
  • Neglect of care-dependent person
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Sexual abuse, harassment and rape
  • Administering drugs or alcohol without the other person’s consent


At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, we take assault cases very seriously. For nearly 50 years, our firm has zealously defended clients who have been victimized and seen their human rights violated. We care about our community and want to bring these cases to justice whenever possible.

Whether you were assaulted by a co-worker, neighbor, friend, family member, domestic partner or total stranger, we will quickly gather all the facts and evidence, including any medical evidence and eyewitness accounts. Our skilled trial attorneys will represent you at trial if needed. We will work diligently to win you any compensation you are entitled to for any pain and suffering, and stand by you throughout the entire process, from accusation to completion of the case.

Contact us now to learn more about how our Philadelphia assault injury attorneys can help. Take advantage of our free consultation today, with no risk or obligation on your part. We charge no legal fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. Call us today at 800-529-4030, and start recovering your rights, and fair and just compensation.