Crime Victim Injury Lawyers in Austin
Fighting for Maximum Compensation
If you have been a victim to a crime, you may be bearing the brunt of physical, emotional, and mental trauma and injuries. The greatest injustice of it all is that even though the perpetrator may eventually be caught and rightfully charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony, none of their penalty fines will go to you, even though you are suffering as a result of their violence.
Here at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we aim to address this unfairness by fighting for you to receive compensation for your injuries. It is not enough that the perpetrator pays for their crime. You should receive compensation for your pain, helping you recover from the incident financially and find some measure of peace with the situation.
Who are Crime Victims?
Occasionally, when someone happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, they become a victim of a perpetrator’s illegal and often violent actions. On account of being physically injured or experiencing extreme mental and emotional damage for someone else’s crimes, a crime victim deserves monetary compensation for their pain.
We have successfully helped gain compensation for victims of such crimes as:
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Sexual assault or rape
- Aggravated battery or robbery
- Family violence or domestic abuse
- Negligent or willful endangering of children
- Manslaughter under intoxication
- Aggravated assault
- Shooting violence
Rape & Sexual Assault Victims
Sexual assault and rape are some of the most horrific types of crimes because they can cause irreparable damage, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Victims of such abuse often carry the weight of the trauma for many years, if not their entire lives. Unfortunately, the perpetrators of these crimes often get away with their cruelty. Even if some of these criminals are fined and incarcerated, the victims do not benefit tangibly from their loss. Fortunately, Texas law states that you can sue the person who attacked you. With our help, you could gain some rightful compensation for your suffering and pain.
Victims from a Shooting
The unfortunate truth about guns is that, despite ownership restrictions, the wrong hands can still get ahold of them. When shootings occur, they affect everyone involved, leaving people in a state of shock and fear. Most are aware that the punishment for this crime is being arrested, with possible years spent in jail and steep fines – yet these fines do not usually compensate the unfortunate victim. However, victims can sue property owners or landlords through a civil action. If the environment or location of the shooting lacked security or sufficient lighting, you could be able to file a suit for the negligence of the property manager.
Fighting for Justice Now
No matter what crime you have been a victim to, it is time to get justice. But don’t go it alone. Our team at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC is ready to stand with you. We can use our extensive knowledge and resources to seek the retribution you deserve.