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What can you do to get compensated after an assault?

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2022 | Personal Injury

Sometimes, people do things that they should not or go a step too far. A bouncer at a bar might get too aggressive with someone and end up hurting the patrons around them due to fighting or might grab or tackle the wrong person, for example. The individual who is victimized in this circumstance has a right to look into getting compensated for any injuries they suffer.

There are multiple ways to seek compensation for injuries after an assault, and you may not even need the court to prove the criminal case. You just need to show that the other party was negligent or intentionally harmed you, that they caused you significant injuries requiring medical attention and that you have financial losses as a result.

Crime victims have additional options for compensation in Texas

One of the nice things about living in Texas is the option to claim costs, including the payment of your medical expenses, from the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program. For this program, you will need to show that you played no part in a criminal act when you were injured and that you shared no responsibility for the crime (in this case, an assault) due to your own behavior.

If that program isn’t something you’ll qualify for, you have additional options including making a personal injury claim and, in some cases, making a premises liability claim.

Personal injury and premises liability claims could help you

With a premises liability claim, you can attempt to hold the premises liable for any injuries you’ve suffered at an employee’s hands. For instance, if a bouncer assaulted you in a club, you could try to hold the club accountable.

A personal injury claim may also seek compensation from an employer through vicarious liability laws, but it is more focused on collecting compensation from the person who caused your injuries directly.

You have options after you’re injured, accidental or not

After you’re hurt, you can look into several options for seeking compensation. Your attorney will help you look at the different possibilities, so you can focus on getting the money you deserve for what you’ve been through.

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