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Victims of Assault

Helping Victims of Assault in Corpus Christi

Unlike most personal injury claims where someone is sued for negligent behavior, a claim for assault is made after someone intentionally causes harm. In this type of case, assault is defined as an intentional act that was meant to cause apprehension or fear of harmful contact.

A skilled Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer can work with you to determine if you were a victim of assault and whether you have a viable case to pursue compensation from the party or parties that assaulted you. In some cases, fault could lie with another party, such as a property owner for failing to provide adequate security measures. Every possible source of fault and compensation should be considered.

To find out how Bandas Law Firm can help you, call (361) 238-2789 or contact us online. We serve Nueces County and all of Texas from our offices in Corpus Christi, and we offer a free consultation to help you get started.

Defining Assault

Someone doesn’t need to physically harm you to have committed assault; they only must have committed an act that would cause a reasonable person to expect that they would soon be harmed.

Some possible examples of assault include:

  • Verbally threatening someone with physical harm
  • Placing your fist in someone’s face and pretending to strike
  • Revealing a weapon with the intent to scare or threaten the other person

Battery vs. Assault

When a person actually causes harmful contact with a victim, this becomes battery. Like assault, battery is an intentional action, not the cause of negligent behavior. Battery can involve physical contact between the two people such as a punch or kick, or it can happen more indirectly, such as throwing a bottle at someone or setting some sort of trap that harms them later.

Most of the time, assault and battery occur together, but that is not always the case. A person can commit assault but not battery, such as when they threaten someone else but do not initiate harmful contact. Battery can occur without assault when someone commits harmful contact without warning, such as punching or pushing someone from behind.

Personal Injury Claims for Assault & Battery in Texas

If you would like to sue for personal injury, you should get in contact with an attorney who is experienced in handling your particular type of claim. Assault and battery can sometimes result in only minor injuries, in which case a personal injury claim may not be worth the time and expense. If the assault and battery resulted in serious injuries and hospitalization, this is a different circumstance, and you should consult the assault attorneys at Bandas Law Firm immediately.

If you have suffered a serious injury, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the person who committed the assault and battery. This may include:

  • Medical bills and fees
  • Lost wages due to hospitalization and recovery from injury
  • Pain and suffering

Talk to a Seasoned Legal Professional at Our Corpus Christi Law Firm

Our injury attorneys at Bandas Law Firm have 75 years of collective legal experience. We are dedicated to helping victims of assault and battery get the justice they deserve. Even if the perpetrator has been convicted in criminal court, you may still need additional help paying for the damages. That is where our firm can come in to help you get the compensation you deserve.

For a free, no-obligation consultation with a caring legal professional, call our firm at (361) 238-2789. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

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