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Violent Crime Attorneys
Texas Violent Crime Lawyers
Individuals and families victimized by violent crime can suffer major physical, emotional, and financial losses. Lost wages because of injury, medical bills and other unforeseen expenses can take an even greater toll during an already difficult moment in their lives. While nothing can ever undo the wrong inflicted, filing a civil claim can help you receive monetary compensation and start the recovery process.
Violent crime victims can seek redress from third parties who failed to prevent the incident. Scott Frieling, attorney with Allen Stewart, P.C., states that Texas premises law holds property owners responsible when they have knowledge of a dangerous condition unknown to the victim and failed to warn the victim or fix the dangerous issue. A few examples are shown below.
Frieling said Allen Stewart, P.C. represented client C.B. in his claim against his Austin apartment complex. Frieling said the complex had prior knowledge of a violent tenant but failed to warn the other residents; that violent tenant attacked the client in the complex parking lot. ASPC prosecuted the case against the premises owners and operators for failing to provide adequate security, and reached a confidential settlement for the client.
“Part of your money, when you pay rent, is for them to tell you if your life is in danger,” Frieling said. “You had some legal control over a situation, and because you didn’t come forward, someone got hurt.”
ASPC also represented client D.M., who was grievously injured in a violent attack during a Spring Break event on South Padre Island, Texas. Frieling said ASPC represented the client in a civil claim against the Coca Cola Company, who organized the event and failed to provide adequate security.
“People came into this venue, they had control over the venue, they had control over security,” Frieling said. “They did security, but they didn’t do any security checks.”
Frieling said ASPC successfully reached settlements for the client.
“If you were victimized, there could be redress not just in the criminal courts, and not just from the assailant,” he said.
The violent crime attorneys of Allen Stewart, P.C. are ready and qualified to help you through the lawsuit process. Victims of violent crime shouldn’t be left to pick up the pieces alone. Our attorneys will help you file a claim against negligent third parties for failure to warn of dangerous circumstances, inadequate security, negligent hiring practices, and/or failure to supervise or screen employees or volunteers.
We believe victims should get full and just compensation for their physical, psychological and financial injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a violent crime, don’t wait; contact us today. For a free consultation please contact us or call our offices today at 866-440-2460.