Crime Victims Rights
Over the years, we've represented many crime victims and their families who were injured or killed as a result of a crime. Our Florida crime victim’s rights lawyers represent victims of crime and their family throughout the entire State of Florida. Florida’s crime victim law may allow you to pursue a civil claim for money damages if you are the victim of a crime. Call us today at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation.
Types Of Crime Victim Claims We Handle
- Shootings in an apartment complex or commercial property
- Burglary victims
- Rape by unknown assailants
- Child molestation claims
- Bar fights
- DUI victims rights - those injured or killed by a drunk driver
- Dram shop claims against bar owners whose patrons hurt or kill others
- Liquor / alcohol liability claims
- Church official molestation, or other religious organization claims
We are often asked what the difference is between pursing a criminal case and a civil case. In the criminal case, the State Attorney generally focuses on the criminal. The goal seems to be punishing the criminal for committing a crime against the State of Florida. This is why the case is titled State of Florida vs. Defendant X. The victim is often seen as a witness to the crime committed against the State of Florida.
In the civil case, we focus on the crime itself. Could the crime have been prevented? Was the crime foreseeable? If it was preventable and/or foreseeable, did someone or some company fail to adequately prevent the crime? We also pursue the case on behalf of the victim or their family directly. Part of our job is to get the victim and their families answers as to why this happened and how it can be prevented in the future.
Compensation you may be entitled to in a civil claim for a crime victim may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expense reimbursement
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral expenses (if injury was fatal)
- Out of pocket expenses
- Punitive damages
Property owners and managers may owe a duty to provide security to others on their property. Florida’s crime victim law may allow you to collect money if you are hurt because a company or homeowner failed to provide adequate security, failed to provide any security, failed to conduct background checks on employees, negligently retained dangerous employees, failed to adequately maintain their premises, or failed to put you on notice of a dangerous condition; i.e. that the area was a high crime area.
We have handled crime victim cases against many apartment complexes, private schools, day care centers, a car dealership, hotels, motels, and other properties.
Florida law often limits the time to bring a crime victim claim. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us for a free consultation. We are here to help answer your questions and to walk you through the process. If you are the victim of a crime on a cruise, the time to file the initial notice may be limited to 6 months, and other claims may be as long as 4 years or more.
You should take photographs of your injuries if you have any visible scars, cuts or bruises. As your body heals, these wounds may become less apparent.
Our Florida crime victim’s rights law firm can handle victim compensation cases in every city and county in Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Tampa, Weston, Coral Springs, Hialeah, Overtown, Liberty City, Florida City, Boca Raton, Orlando, Panama City, West Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Ft Myers, Naples, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Lake County, Winter Gardens, Kissimmee, and Weston.
No fees or costs if no recovery
We handle all crime victim’s rights cases on a contingency fee. This means that you do not have to pay our firm any money out of pocket to help with the case. We only get paid if there is a recovery. We also waive all fees and costs if there is no recovery.
Our staff is trained to help you with your victim’s rights case and to be passionate about their jobs. We understand that you did not ask to be in this situation. The least we can do is care.
Here are some links to Florida’s Crime Victim’s Rights law:
Given the complexities of Florida’s Crime Victim statutes, it is important to seek an attorney who will help navigate through the Courts and will fight for your rights.
Please contact us to see how we can help you and your family with your Crime Victim’s Rights injury claim. You can submit your information online <link to online submission form> or call us toll free at (888) 99-VICTIM. That’s (888) 998-4284.
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* The law in Florida is constantly changing. The information contained herein is for information only and should not be relied on in any way as legal advice. No warranties are made as to the accuracy of the law at the date this website is accessed. It is imperative that you contact an attorney or our office if you wish to obtain legal advice.