Crime Victim’s Rights
Florida Crime Victims’ Rights
If you were the victim of a crime in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, or the death of a loved one. Contact a Florida crime victim’s rights attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today at (800) 337-7755 for a free consultation.
We handle crime victim claims in Florida on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay us any money to help with the case out of pocket. We only get paid if you recover compensation in the case. Otherwise, we waive all fees and costs.
Our Florida crime victim lawyers handle civil cases for crime victims. 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.
Types of Claims for Crime Victims
A crime victim in Florida may be entitled to compensation for their injuries or the wrongful death of a family member. Some common cases our Florida victim’s rights attorneys handle include:
- Drunk driving victims – If you were injured by a drunk driver, you could be entitled to money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. You may also have the right to sue the bar or restaurant who served the drunk driver.
- Apartment complex shooting cases – Our Florida shooting victim lawyers have handled many claims against apartment complexes who failed to have security or who lacked adequate security. If your loved one was shot and killed in an apartment complex in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Property owners have a duty to provide adequate security, especially in higher crime areas where crime is foreseeable.
- Molestation claims – If your child was molested at day care, or church, or anywhere else, your child may be entitled to substantial compensation as a crime victim. These funds could help pay for medical care like counseling, and even future expenses.
- ATM crime – ATMs in Florida are regulated and often must be placed in a secure location. Many banks fail to account for the Florida and Federal regulations and leave many places around the ATM for a criminal to stalk its prey. If you were sexually assaulted, assaulted, or a loved one was killed at or near an ATM, you may be entitled to compensation.
- Gas station shooting – Our Florida crime victim attorneys have handled several gas station shooting claims in Florida. Gas stations have a general duty to protect against foreseeable crime.
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 a Florida Crime Victim
Many victims of crime in Florida 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 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 at (800) 337-7755.
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