Compensation for Florida Crime Victims

Florida Crime Victims’ Rights

If you or a loved one was the victim of a crime in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. Call a Florida Victim's Rights Attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation. In addition to the criminal case, you may have the right to also pursue a civil case. Under Florida's crime victim law, you may be entitled to money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Having a loved one subjected to a crime can greatly change the lives of many people including family and friends. Additionally, many crime victims find themselves facing permanent disabilities due to the physical injury and emotional that harm associated with many criminal offenses. Many victims of crime are shocked to discover that there are often options available to pursue compensation in addition to restitution and other legal remedies. To pursue this compensation, the assistance of an experienced attorney is often particularly important.

The Florida Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights

It is important for the victims of crimes and their loved ones to understand that there are certain rights granted by the Florida Constitutional Amendment. The purpose of these rights is to preserve and protect the right of crime victims to make sure that justice is met and that crime victims have a meaningful role in Florida’s criminal law system. You can view the full list of rights online. That being said, some of the most important rights listed include the right to be treated fairly, the right for one’s safety to be taken into account when bail of the criminal is being set, the right to be informed about the conviction and sentencing of the defendant, and the right to be told about any post-conviction actions, such as expungement procedures.

Compensation for Crime Victims

Many victims of crimes are not aware that monetary damage can be recovered based on the negligent acts of business operators and landowners. Over the last few years, we have seen numerous insurance policies minimize and eliminate coverage for intentional criminal acts that exist on commercial insurance policies. Despite this, we remain committed to tirelessly fighting for the compensation that the victims of criminal offenses deserve.

A civil suit is completely separate from a criminal suit. In order to bring forth a civil action against a defendant, you will need to prove that the individual acted against you in a way that resulted in your harm. Because the state of Florida allows for the recovery of punitive damages in civil actions involving gross negligence and intentional misconduct, you may be able to recover this damages type as well as compensation for other economic and economic losses.

Speak with an Experienced Attorney Today

If you or a loved one is the victim of a violent crime that led to catastrophic or serious injuries, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced Florida crime victim attorney. You may be able to bring forth a civil action against the defendant to recover damages for the harm you’ve suffered. Our legal team understands the complex and sensitive issues involved with these cases and remains committed to obtaining the compensation that accidents victims deserve. Contact our law office today to schedule an initial free case evaluation.