Los Angeles Lawyers Representing Victims of Violent Crimes
Serving Clients throughout Southern California
Victims of violent crimes receive some measure of vindication when an offender
is punished by the criminal justice system for their crimes. Some judgments
in criminal cases may also include restitution to the victim of a crime,
but this often is not enough to offer proper compensation.
In some cases, a victim of violent crime may elect to pursue a civil case
for damages against the perpetrator. This can involve filing suit based
on liability for intentional infliction of injury. These cases commonly
arise out of acts of violence such as battery, sexual assault, kidnapping,
robbery, and murder.
Often, trying to hold an offender liable may not be difficult. The difficult
task arises when attempting to collect damages from a perpetrator who
may not have the financial means to pay judgment, particularly if the
perpetrator has been incarcerated. In these types of cases, a victim may
seek to hold other parties responsible. This can occur in cases where
an unsafe condition was created which allowed the crime to be committed
or someone with a duty to supervise and protect the victim failed in that
obligation. In this case, a third party other than the perpetrator may
also be held liable.
CALIFORNIA LAW PROTECTS VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES
Under California law, victims of violent crimes may be entitled to compensation
from a liable party for physical injuries arising from the violent crime,
mental or emotional damages, future lost wages, and punitive damages.
If you were the victim of a violent crime,
contact The Law Office of Robert Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation. Call