Criminal actions aren’t only resolved in criminal courts but may also lead to civil claims.  This means you may be able to recover compensation in a civil case if you are the victim of a crime. This is true regardless of whether your attacker faces criminal prosecution. Not only is the attacker liable for your injuries, but often the business or property where the attack occurred is liable as well. Our extensive experience in both the criminal and civil judicial system provides unparalleled insight and knowledge in representing victims of crime. Bass Law has the experience you need to ensure your legal rights are protected and your injuries are fully and fairly compensated if you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime.

Types of Civil Cases for Crime Victims

Examples of some crimes for which civil claims may be successfully pursued are as follows:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Human trafficking
  • Hit and run
  • DUI with serious injuries or death

Negligent Security Cases

The most common types of civil cases that we handle arising out of criminal conduct are negligent security cases. There are many different types of crimes that form the basis of a negligent security case, and each case must be analyzed individually. Liability in these cases may be proven when we are able to show that a business failed to properly hire, train or supervise its staff or failed to ensure that reasonable security measures were taken to protect  its guests. Often, these cases involve a shooting or attack at a bar or nightclub; an assault in a parking lot or at a hotel or apartment complex; sexual abuse of a minor while at a school or church function; or human trafficking at a hotel or motel.

Recovering Damages for Your Attack

A crime victim may be able to recover civil compensation for injuries and damages stemming from the crime. These damages may include pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. In some circumstances, punitive damages may also be warranted.

As a member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and an advocate for victims of crimes, Dondra O’Neal understands the unique issues that arise in these types of cases and the evidence that needs to be gathered to obtain justice for her clients. Victims of crime are often overwhelmed and frustrated by the criminal justice system, so it is imperative that an experienced, compassionate attorney is by their side as they pursue justice through the civil court system.

When you hire Bass Law, you can ensure your legal rights are protected while relying on an experienced and compassionate Savannah crime-victim attorney to represent you. Because we work on a contingency basis, your legal fees and litigation costs are paid out of your recovery. You only pay if we win! At Bass Law, we are motivated to recover the best result for you in the most efficient and effective way possible. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.

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