If you or your family has been affected by a violent crime, you know that there are considerable financial, physical, and emotional losses. Many crime victims are unaware that they have options for recovering compensation to cover these losses. To learn what is available in your case, it is best to speak with a lawyer.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we help crime victims seek compensation from negligent parties and additional sources in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, New York, and the surrounding areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our experience with personal injury and wrongful death claims means that we have the ability to investigate cases and accurately value your losses.
Attorney Jeffrey Fritz, who leads our practice in violent crime victims’ cases, is a charter member and past president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime.
“Soloff & Zervanos helped me regain my life and always respected my needs as a survivor of violent crime. I would recommend their services to anyone.”
– Al Facchiano
Schedule a free confidential consultation with Mr. Fritz at your convenience. Please call us at 215-929-7216.
Seeking Injury And Wrongful Death Compensation
Injuries and other losses resulting from violent crimes can involve issues such as:
- Negligent security
- Sexual abuse and assault
- Nightclub and bar violence
- Gunshot and knife wounds
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Burglary and robbery
- Workplace violence
- Murder and wrongful death
The physical and emotional trauma suffered by survivors of violent crimes and by stalking victims can create numerous losses. Survivors often need ongoing medical treatment and emotional counseling. You may need compensation for lost wages if you are unable to return to work or must take time off from work to care for an injured family member. In wrongful death cases, there are also funeral expenses and loss of the decedent’s future income.
To cover all of your losses, it is important to seek damages from all liable parties. When we investigate the case, we will determine who the liable parties are. As skilled trial lawyers, we know how to build strong cases for full and fair compensation.
How Much Compensation In The Victim Of A Violent Crime Receive?
There is no set amount of money available to victims of violent crimes in this area. Rather, the total amount of compensation will vary depending on various factors surrounding each particular situation. In some cases, victims may be entitled to compensation through a victim’s fund. However, it may be possible for a crime victim to recover compensation through lawsuits against third parties.
There are various factors taken into consideration when determining how much compensation a victim should receive. Much of this will revolve around the severity of any injuries, how much a person has suffered emotionally and psychologically, and the value of any monetary or property damage losses.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our victim’s representation attorneys are often able to help clients recover the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Compensation for physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Coverage of emotional and psychological counseling
- Lost income if a victim cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Property damage expenses
- …and more
We Will Work To Keep You Informed About Your Case
When you have been the victim of a crime, you have rights. However, ensuring that your rights are upheld can be tricky, and it is important that you have a victim’s representation attorney by your side throughout this entire process. Specifically, an attorney will help ensure that you understand that you have the following rights, including the right to:
- Be present at any court hearing or trial
- Remain informed about decisions made by prosecutors or law enforcement
- Voice your concerns about decisions made by prosecutors or law enforcement
- Be told about developments in the offender’s status, including their detention, bail decisions, facility transfers, probation or parole decisions, or escapes
- Receive various types of monetary compensation if you have suffered financial or property loss as a result of the crime
- Provide a victim impact statement at a sentencing hearing
There Are Time Limits Involved With These Cases
It is crucial for crime victims to understand that they have a limited amount of time to file claims in order to recover compensation in these cases. However, the statute of limitations for these claims varies depending on the type of case in question. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are here to help, but we need you to contact us to determine what the specific timeline is for your situation. Please do not hesitate to call our attorneys today so we can get to work determining the best path forward for your situation.
Our Attorneys Serve Victims Of Violent Crimes In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a violent crime, you have rights that should be upheld by the court system. Unfortunately, victims in these cases often fall between the cracks. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we will not let that happen. Our victim’s rights attorneys in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and New York have extensive experience handling complex cases, and we know what it takes to help ensure our clients receive the compensation and closure they need. Our team will stand by your side until your case reaches a successful conclusion. For a free confidential consultation, please call 215-929-7216 or contact us online.