Were you or a family member a victim of assault in Dallas, TX? You may be entitled to recover compensation from your attacker and a property owner who failed to provide adequate security.
An experienced Dallas assault injury lawyer at Anderson Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering, call us at (214) 327-8000.
Our founding attorney Mark Anderson has over 30 years of experience handling sensitive personal injury matters. Since our firm was established, we’ve recovered over $100,000,000 on behalf of our injured clients.
If you were assaulted, you deserve justice. Contact our law offices in Dallas, Texas to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
How Anderson Injury Lawyers Can Help With an Assault Injury Claim in Dallas
An assault injury can change your life in many ways. Many victims don’t realize that they may be entitled to recover compensation. An experienced Dallas injury attorney can help you fight for every dollar you deserve.
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, our team is led by a personal injury lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Over the years, we’ve been rated by Super Lawyers and earned a perfect-10 Avvo rating.
Hiring us means you’ll have a team to:
- Determine who is financially responsible for your damages
- Investigate and gather evidence on your behalf
- Hire experts to help prove causation
- Assess the fair value of your personal injury claim
- Provide sound legal guidance throughout the personal injury process
- Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf
You’ve been through enough if you were injured in an assault. Let our Dallas personal injury attorneys handle your legal case. All you have to do is call for a free consultation today.
Overview of Assault and Battery Laws in Texas
To prove assault, state prosecutors must prove that the defendant did one of the following things:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person
- Intentionally or knowingly threatened someone with imminent bodily injury
- Intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with another if they knew, or should reasonably believe, that the other person would find the contact as offensive or provocative
The attacker may be facing criminal charges. The attacker may face third-degree felony charges, a prison sentence, and other punishments for an assault conviction. The charges are even more serious if you are a public servant. Still, that doesn’t help you cover your medical bills and other expenses.
Our lawyers can help you hold the responsible parties liable in civil court even if the attacker is facing charges in the criminal justice system. With an experienced lawyer by your side, you’ll greatly improve your chances of recovering fair financial compensation from the responsible parties.
Types of Assault Injuries
Assault and battery can cause the victim to sustain serious injuries.
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of assault injury cases, including those involving:
- Severe bruising
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Dental injuries
- Eye injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Stab and puncture wounds
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Paralysis and other permanent injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Victims of assault often suffer significant psychological damage in addition to their physical injuries. Our lawyers in Dallas and Fort Worth are here to help you recover fair compensation for all of your injuries. To learn more about this area of law and how we can put our resources to work for you, give us a call today.
We Handle All Types of Assault Injury Claims
You may be entitled to compensation regardless of the circumstances of your attack.
Our Dallas assault injury attorneys often represent clients in cases involving:
- Bar fights
- Fights between friends and acquaintances
- Muggings and robberies
- Domestic violence
- Attacks on college campuses and schools
- Mass shootings
- Sexual assault
- Child abuse
- Police brutality
- Aggravated assault
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we review your case for free. We can help you explore all options for protecting your legal rights and recovering the fair compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information today.
What is My Dallas Assault Injury Case Worth?
Money can never fully make up for the trauma after someone commits assault. Still, fair compensation can help you get back on your feet again after an injury. If you don’t know how much your case is worth, you risk accepting a lower settlement offer than you deserve.
The value of your personal injury case will depend primarily on:
- The severity of the injuries you’ve suffered
- The cost of your medical treatment and other expenses
- The emotional trauma and suffering you’ve endured
- Whether you’ll suffer a permanent disability
- How the injury impacts your work and earnings
- The identity of the at-fault party
- The strength of your negligence case
Some of your damages may be difficult to value. If a third party’s negligence allowed the attack to happen, you’ll probably have to file a claim with an insurance company for compensation. Insurance companies and defense lawyers will work hard to downplay the extent of your injuries. They may even blame you for failing to mitigate damages.
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Assault Injuries in Dallas, Texas?
Like any Dallas car accident victim, assault victims often sustain extensive financial losses. You can seek compensation to cover all of the expenses you’ve incurred.
Examples of these economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
- Lost future earning capacity
- Rehabilitative care
- Long-term care
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
You can also sue to recover damages for your non-financial and personal losses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of consortium
If your attacker is eventually caught, you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages don’t compensate for any specific loss. Instead, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for intentional wrongdoing.
An assault can haunt you for years to come. You can trust our lawyers to fight for every dollar you deserve.
Don’t hesitate to contact our personal injury law firm to schedule your free case evaluation today.
Who is Liable for Paying My Damages After an Assault in Texas?
Your attacker can be held financially responsible for your injuries in civil court. Unfortunately, it can be tough to recover fair compensation from your attacker alone. Our lawyers are here to hold any party who allowed the attack to happen responsible.
Many assault victims don’t realize that someone other than their attacker may have allowed the attack to happen.
Depending on where the assault occurred, you may be entitled to seek compensation from:
- Bar and nightclub owners
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Owners of office buildings
- Property owners
- Other business owners
- Clergy members and churches
- Hospitals and nursing homes in Dallas
- Government authorities
- Your attacker’s employer
Most of these cases are based on negligent security. Under Texas premises liability laws, businesses and other property owners are required to provide adequate security to keep customers and invited guests safe. When criminal activity is reasonably foreseeable, the property owner is required to take reasonable steps to prevent it.
“Adequate security” might include:
- Hiring security guards
- Installing metal detectors and security cameras
- Monitoring security systems and responding to alarms
- Repairing broken locks
- Installing gates and fences
- Providing adequate lighting
The steps the property owner must take to keep you safe will vary from case to case. Proper security measures will depend on the type of business involved and any history of criminal activity in the neighborhood.
Our lawyers in Dallas will conduct a detailed investigation to determine whether you have a valid case against a negligent property owner. You can count on us to fight to hold anyone who allowed your attack to happen accountable. Just call our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation today.
How Long Do I Have To File an Assault Injury Lawsuit in Texas?
The statute of limitations in Texas is typically two years. You have two years from the date of your assault to file a personal injury lawsuit.
In most cases, you’ll lose your right to seek compensation if you wait longer than two years to take legal action. However, you could have more time if your attacker is facing criminal charges. In these cases, the statute of limitations will be paused while the criminal defense lawyers resolve the criminal case.
Contact a Dallas Assault Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you were attacked and injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Dallas assault injury lawyer at Anderson Injury Lawyers to learn more about your legal rights today.
We always offer a free consultation, so there’s no risk in calling for legal advice.