Violent crimes can cause pain and trauma to the victims. Nonetheless, money recovered in a civil lawsuit cannot compensate all damages and sufferings but it makes easier to cover medical bills and helps to start rebuilding the life after such an incident.
A violent crime may be defined as an offense involving force or threat of force, such as robbery, homicide, assault or rape. These are the most serious criminal offenses that can be committed by a perpetrator and the offender may face even conviction of decades or life in prison as well as huge fines. In general, the offender deserves penalties which he or she faces. But what about losses the victim suffered?
There are a lot of victims of violent crimes who are not aware of their right to bring a civil action to the court in which the responsible person or party may be held liable for committed actions. In this case, the defendant will face financial penalties if the court finds him or her guilty. In consequence, the victim(the plaintiff) may be entitled to compensation for damages and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been involved and suffered a violent crime in California, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses incurred due to the accident, including:
– Loss of wages;
– Car repairs;
– Medical treatment;
– Punitive damages.
Who can be held liable to pay the judgment?
It is crucial to identify the person who must cover your compensation. It occurs that the perpetrator has no money and, notwithstanding any circumstances, he or she cannot pay the victim. Oftentimes the incarceration of the offender makes impossible to obtain compensation from the person who caused the damage. In this case, your attorney can try to find other person who can bear some responsibility for your injuries, for example:
– A security company which was engaged in protecting or guarding your property or even you. Failure to provide an adequate security may be considered as a ground to get your compensation for damages you suffered.
– The owners or managers of some enterprises are required to provide appropriate security in order to protect the workers and visitors, and if the injury resulted from their negligence it can give you a valid case.
If you or a loved one have become a victim of a violent crime in California, take the opportunity to get to know whether there are grounds to file civil lawsuit against perpetrator. It would help you to get compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Hovanes Margarian Law Offices lawyers understand your dilemma and we will suit your needs. When you hire us, we are responsible for all complexities of your case and you can concentrate on recovery. Additionally, we provide a flat fee agreed upon before we begin. Feel free to contact us!
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