Houston Human Trafficking Lawyer

May 6, 2022 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
If you or a loved one was a human trafficking victim, you might take legal action against several parties that harmed you or ignored the abuse. Our Houston human trafficking lawyers can prove fault and help you pursue damages. 

How a Human Trafficking Lawyer Can Help With Your Case

Once you contact our team, we will identify the actions to take. Some things we can do include the following:

Your Houston Lawyer Will Gather Evidence To Build a Case

First, they will get a copy of your statement from authorities to determine the details you provided. If you have not reported the matter to the police, our lawyers will help you file a report. This measure also allows them to identify the legal action the police take after you report the case. Another way your lawyer will gather evidence is by interviewing witnesses. These can be coworkers who suspected or witnessed your interactions with the party at fault. They may also be clients, visitors, or supervisors who forwarded the case to the police. More ways a Houston personal injury lawyer could gather human trafficking evidence include:
  • Analyzing medical records of the treatment received for physical harm
  • Studying employment records such as contracts if the abuser was your employer
  • Getting video surveillance footage of interactions with the liable party
 More ways a Houston personal injury lawyer will help you are:
  • Explaining human trafficking laws
  • Representing you during trial
  • Identifying sustained damages
  • Communicating with the other party
  • Quantifying non-economic damages
  • Gathering proof for each injury you claim

Possible Damages You Could Seek for Houston Human Trafficking

Your personal injury lawyer will help pursue various damages caused by human trafficking. First, they will claim reimbursement for medical costs if you sustained physical injuries. Your lawyer might also seek damages if you have a mental health condition resulting from the abuse.  More damages you could recover include:
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Lost income
  • Reduced future income
  • Physical pain
  • Disfigurement or physical impairment
  • Reduced quality of life
Human trafficking often affects victims' mental health, triggering conditions like depression and anxiety. Victims can also sustain physical injuries if the perpetrator uses violence or assaults them when they do not meet demands. If Houston human trafficking caused your loved one's passing, you could seek justice. Your attorney could claim all the pain and suffering resulting from the fatality. They might also pursue medical costs if the deceased received treatment for injuries related to human trafficking before their passing.

Places Human Trafficking Can Occur

Human trafficking exists in several forms, including fraud, force, and coercion. Due to the different types of this crime, it may occur in many fields. The hospitality industry is one area with the highest cases of human trafficking. Perpetrators often exploit immigrants and young people for free labor. They can also engage the victims in commercial sex or explicit and sexual activities in nightclubs and casinos. While employers and supervisors are often responsible for human trafficking in the hospitality industry, it may sometimes occur without their knowledge. For example, their clients may rent rooms and use them for this crime. Other places human trafficking may occur are:
  • Agricultural farms
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Cruise ships

The Signs of Human Trafficking

Victims of human trafficking may not be able to seek help and hold the other party accountable. This aspect is so because they might live under constant watch. Besides, the perpetrator could threaten to harm the victim or their loved ones if they report the case. If you suspect human trafficking, you should look for various signs and contact authorities. One issue that may indicate this crime is if the victim lives unusually close to the perpetrator or their business. For instance, they may reside opposite a factory and rarely leave their homes when not working. The victim may also stay in one room and only exit when another party allows. Another sign of human trafficking is fear when near certain parties or interacting with strangers. The victim may also tolerate verbal abuse and humiliation. More indicators of human trafficking are:
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Dehydration or starvation
  • Nervousness
  • The lack of identifying documents
Young people such as teenagers in bars and casinos during school nights can also indicate human trafficking. In most instances, the perpetrators may be using the minors for commercial sex or cheap labor. If you notice such signs, contact the police. They will investigate the matter to determine if the other party is in danger and hold the abuser accountable.

The Cost of Working With a Houston Human Trafficking Lawyer

Our human trafficking lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. Hence, they will handle your case without pay unless they recover compensation from the party at fault. Further, you do not have to cover legal fees during the case. Our payment structure will allow you to focus on seeking justice and not obtaining funds to pay your lawyer. It can also prevent more mental health suffering due to the fear of debt or financial strain.

What Our Past Clients Say About Our Services

Our representation style involves empowering our clients to pursue justice. Our past clients can confirm this:
“Mr. Dolman treats clients with great compassion and explains the process in simple terms…” - Daniel “I felt protected and secure throughout the entire ordeal.” - Mohamed

Consult a Human Trafficking Lawyer's Team

Our human trafficking lawyers can help you hold the responsible party accountable. At Dolman Law Group, we offer a free consultation to learn more about your case. Our attorneys will analyze the details and evidence you provide before filing a lawsuit. We will also update you regularly and answer all your inquiries. If you want to talk to legal professionals, call Dolman Law Group. Houston Office  6330 Gulf Fwy Suite 110 Houston, TX 77023 Phone: (281) 524-4370


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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