When 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., crime victim representation attorneys seek compensation from negligent parties and additional sources. Our experience with 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 a Philadelphia violent crime lawyer at your convenience.
Injuries and other losses resulting from violent crimes can involve issues such as:
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 violent crime lawyers in Philadelphia, we know how to build strong cases for full and fair compensation.
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 violent crime attorneys in Philadelphia are often able to help clients recover the following:
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 violent crime attorney in Philadelphia 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:
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., our violent crime lawyers in Philadelphia 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.
When you or someone 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 Philadelphia violent crime lawyers 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 contact us.