Dallas Assault & Battery

Assault Attorney in Dallas

Assault can have a lasting impact on victims. For example, you may develop PTSD or crippling anxiety following an attack. Moreover, you may experience permanent disfigurement, be unable to hold down your job, and struggle to pay medical bills.

Rebuilding your life in the wake of an assault can be challenging. Don’t go through this alone. The assault lawyers at Morgan & Morgan are ready to fight by your side during these trying times. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped victims recover the compensation they deserve, totaling $5 billion.

Assault and Battery in Texas

Although many states treat assault and battery as two separate offenses, Texas groups them together, classifying the offense by its severity. For instance, a deliberate threat to cause bodily harm is a Class C misdemeanor under Texas law, punishable with a fine of up to $500.

In Texas, there are three classes of misdemeanors (A, B, and C) and three degrees of felonies (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for various assault charges. Aggravated assault occurs when the attack results in serious injury or a weapon is used to perpetrate the assault.

Civil Claims for Assault

Assault is an intentional tort. Meaning, the plaintiff must prove the defendant intentionally caused harm through his or her actions. However, in civil cases, the plaintiff only needs to provide a “preponderance of evidence” to find the defendant guilty. Thus, intent can be harder to prove than negligence.

The defendant may argue that their attack was a reasonable use of force. In fact, that’s a common defense in police brutality cases and instances where someone has the authority to use force without your consent. Consent is an element of consideration. Sometimes, this defense comes up in cases of rape and molestation.

Unlike some personal injury cases, intentional torts may award substantial punitive damages to establish a deterrent for future offenders and punishment for the defendant. However, because these cases can be difficult to argue, it’s especially important to have a personal injury attorney on your side.

Morgan & Morgan Will Fight for You

If you’re a victim of an assault in Dallas, the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan want to hear from you. The price for pain is infinite. However, financial compensation can grant you a sense of justice and pay off medical bills. With more than 400 attorneys nationwide, we have the resources and reach necessary to provide you the best service possible. You’ll get a full team of lawyers and legal staff as well as 24/7 open communication through our mobile app. And, we never charge by the hour – we only get paid if we win for you.

Some lawyers are ‘jacks of all trades.’ At Morgan & Morgan, we only focus on personal injury and have been fighting for the rights of victims for more than 30 years. Over 100,000 clients trust us. Discover what we can do for you by filling out a no-cost case evaluation form and speaking to an assault and battery lawyer today.

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