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Austin Assault Injury Lawyer

Austin Assault Injury Lawyer

Austin Assault Injury LawyerWere you recently physically assaulted in Austin, Texas? Contact FVF Law. You may have the right to file a civil lawsuit for compensation to cover the costs of your medical treatment, loss of income, and emotional distress. Our Austin assault injury lawyers are here to help you navigate this incredibly difficult time.

Since 2014, FVF Law has been a leader in personal injury litigation in Austin, leading clients to meaningful financial recoveries. We help people injured due an Austin truck accident, Austin car accident, slip and fall accident, or wrongful death. When you choose our law firm, you’ll benefit from a team with over 80 years of combined experience that’s dedicated to helping injury victims like you move forward after devastating life events like an assault.

Contact our law office in Austin, TX at (512) 982-9328 to arrange a time for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’d be happy to listen to your story, explain your legal options, and help you pursue compensation from your abuser and other liable parties.

How FVF Law Can Help If You’ve Been Assaulted in Austin, TX

How FVF Law Can Help If You’ve Been Assaulted in Austin, TXAn assault can fundamentally change your life. It can cause debilitating physical injuries and leave you with scars that last a lifetime.

While the person who physically attacked you might face criminal charges, that won’t make much of a difference for you on your road to recovery. It won’t pay for your medical bills, make up for the income you’ve lost during your recovery, or compensate for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. Fortunately, you may have the right to file a civil assault lawsuit against your abuser and other responsible parties.

Hiring an experienced Austin personal injury lawyer can set the stage for a successful outcome.

At FVF Law, we have 80+ years of combined experience handling tough personal injury cases like yours. We understand how much of a difference a financial recovery can make, and we’re committed to helping our clients work to get the best possible results in their cases.

We want you to focus on your recovery, which is why we provide guidance and support throughout the claims process. We will:

  • Conduct an independent investigation into your assault
  • Gather evidence – including medical records, video footage, photographs, witness statements, and police reports – that can be used to build a strong civil personal injury lawsuit for damages
  • Navigate any complications that may arise in your case due to pending criminal assault charges against your assailant
  • Represent you during negotiations with defense counsel, insurance companies, and other involved parties
  • Prepare to bring your case to a jury if you’re not offered an appropriate settlement offer

Our personal injury attorneys in Austin work on contingency. You only pay for our legal services if we win your case. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our legal team to set up a free case evaluation to learn more.

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How Do I Know If I Have a Civil Assault Lawsuit?

Assault isn’t just a crime in Austin, TX – it’s also a tort. A tort is a wrongful or harmful act that infringes the rights of another person, and it can be the grounds for a civil lawsuit for damages.

So how do you know if you have a civil assault case?

In Texas, civil assault and criminal assault are defined the same way.

You may have a civil assault case if another person:

  • Intentionally or knowingly threatened you with imminent bodily harm;
  • Intentionally or knowingly caused harmful or offensive physical contact with you; or
  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused you to suffer a bodily injury.

You don’t have to be physically injured – or even touched – to be the victim of an assault in Austin, Texas. It’s enough that you were threatened by someone with the ability to cause imminent harm.

Unlike criminal assault lawsuits, you just have to prove your civil case by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a much lower burden of proof, and essentially means that your side of the story has to be more likely true than not.

We Handle All Types of Assault Injury Cases in Austin

Assaults can – and do – happen anywhere in Austin, Texas.

At FVF Law, we represent assault injury victims in cases involving:

  • Bar fights
  • Domestic abuse and domestic violence
  • Brawls
  • Fights at sporting events
  • Robberies
  • Bullying
  • Police brutality
  • Sexual assault

Whether you were attacked by a stranger, a friend, or a close family member, our Austin assault injury attorneys are here to help you move forward.

How Much Is My Austin Assault Injury Case Worth?

The answer will depend on the specific details of your assault injury case.

You’ll need to answer questions like:

  • What types of injuries have you suffered?
  • Are you able to keep working?
  • How has the trauma of being assaulted affected you psychologically?
  • Did the assault aggravate any pre-existing medical conditions?
  • How old are you?

The more of an impact the assault has on your life, the more your case will typically be worth.

The best way to know how much money you might be able to recover by filing an assault injury claim is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney near you in Austin. Call our law office to set up a free, no-obligation case assessment today.

What Damages Can I Recover If I’m the Victim of an Assault in Austin?

Assault victims in Texas can file a lawsuit to recover both economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are paid to put you back in the financial position you were in before you were assaulted.

Examples include:

  • Hospitalization and medical transportation
  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Lost job benefits
  • Nursing assistance

Non-economic damages are paid to compensate for the trauma that you experience as an assault victim.

Examples include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Embarrassment
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

Since assault is an intentional tort, an Austin, TX jury might decide that punitive damages are appropriate, as well.

At FVF Law, we’ll enlist the help of qualified medical professionals, vocational rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, and other experts as we work through your claim. Their insight can help us prepare and build a claim and pursue damages that accurately represent what your case is worth.

Who’s Liable After My Assault in Texas?

You’re not limited to filing a lawsuit against the person who physically assaulted or attacked you. In Texas, liability for an assault can extend to anyone who contributed to the attack or owed you a duty of care.

You might be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against a property owner, landlord, or business if you were assaulted on their property because of inadequate security measures.

You might have a valid case for damages against an employer if you were assaulted by an employee while they were on the clock.

You might even have a valid claim against a government agency if you were physically or sexually assaulted by someone who works for the state.

Ultimately, it’s important to have an attorney review the circumstances of your case to determine if someone other than the person who assaulted you might be liable. Your attacker might be at fault, but they might not have the money to pay damages even if you win your case. To recover compensation, it can be beneficial to seek damages from other parties, if possible.

How Long Do I Have To Bring an Assault Injury Lawsuit in Austin, Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for most civil assault lawsuits is two years.

So, the second anniversary of your assault will usually serve as the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages.

The time frame can be different if special circumstances apply. For instance, a child who is the victim of assault will have two years from their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit (unless a parent or guardian has filed one on their behalf). On the other hand, you might face an accelerated timetable if a government agency is involved.

One thing is certain: you lose the right to file a claim once the statute of limitations expires. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to assert your rights and recover damages. Call FVF Law to arrange a free consultation to discuss your legal options today.

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Arrange a Free Consultation With an Experienced Austin Assault Injury Lawyer

An assault can cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, and other catastrophic injuries. Assaults can also be fatal. No matter the trauma you’ve endured, FVF Law can help you move forward with a claim against your attacker and other parties.

Our Austin assault injury attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience and have helped clients like you achieve positive, life-changing results. Let us be there for you after your devastating assault.

Contact us at our law office in Austin, TX to learn more. We offer a free consultation and are available to take your call today.

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