Over the years, the Crime Victims’ attorneys at Friedman Schuman have been honored to represent many victims and their families who were injured or killed as a result of a crime. Oftentimes, these victims are not compensated for the terrible stress and emotional trauma that has been brought on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They deserve justice and for their voices to be heard. The civil justice system is another avenue for crime victims and their loved ones to hold individuals and institutions accountable.
Determining Whether You Have a Valid Civil Complaint
Laws are in place for many reasons, including keeping people safe. When people violate those laws, people are often injured as a result. If you were harmed by an individual or an institution who was committing or facilitating a crime, there’s a strong chance you’re entitled to compensation, and our legal team can help represent your interests through that process.
The first thing you should understand is that a civil complaint is different from a criminal complaint. When you press charges against someone who committed a crime, the outcome will likely be them facing criminal penalties, such as jail time, fines, or probation. On the other hand, in a civil complaint, you’re simply alleging that the person was the direct cause of an injury to you or your loved one and that you deserve to be compensated financially for that the resulting physical and emotional injuries.
Types Of Crime Victim Claims We Handle:
- Daycare/childcare physical and sexual assault victims
- Sexual assault victims in schools, colleges or Universities
- Shootings in an apartment complex or commercial property
- ATM Victims
- Burglary victims
- Assault and battery
- Rape victims
- Child molestation claims
- Bar fights
- DUI victims’ rights – those injured or killed by a drunk driver
- Dram shop claims against bar owners whose patrons are injured or killed;
- Liquor/alcohol liability claims
Contact a Crime Victims’ Rights Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered as the victim of a crime, our firm is here to listen and to help. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated legal team.