Dothan Assault Injury Attorneys
Representing Survivors of Criminal Violence
Victims of assault typically believe that the only remedy is through the
criminal justice system. However, assault victims are often unaware of
their right to sue their perpetrator for the injuries suffered as a result
of the violent incident.
If you or a loved one is a victim of an assault crime, our
Alabama crime victim attorneys at
Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC can recover your entitled compensation on your behalf. With an exceptional
track record of success, including winning one of the largest jury verdicts
in Alabama history, we understand what it takes to obtain the damages
you are owed. Do not hesitate to get experienced and skilled legal representation
on your side immediately.
Recovering Damages as an Assault Victim
A physical attack, or even a verbal threat of physical harm, is considered
assault. In order to succeed in an assault-related civil claim, you must
prove the criminal offense occurred.
A person can be held liable for assault in civil court if the following
- The defendant behaved in a manner which put the plaintiff in a state of
reasonable fear for their own safety
- The defendant intended to place the plaintiff in a state of reasonable
fear for their own safety
While the prosecutor in a criminal case must show that the defendant is
guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt”, a victim must show a “preponderance
of evidence”—which is a lower threshold for the burden of
proof. Victims can recover both compensatory and punitive damages in a
civil lawsuit against assault.
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Dothan, Alabama personal injury attorneys can investigate your case, collect and analyze evidence, and build a strong
case strategy to obtain the monetary damages and justice you desire. We
will aggressively pursue financial compensation for medical and psychological
treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering for our clients.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.