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.
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
- 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.