Silver Spring Victim Compensation Lawyers
Unlike the criminal justice process, the civil justice system does not attempt to decide an offender's guilt or innocence. Offenders are also not put in prison. Rather, civil courts attempt to find out whether an offender or a third-party is liable for the injuries sustained as a result of the crime.
At the law offices of Goldberg Finnegan, we represent victims of crimes in civil cases against third parties. Crime victims can file civil lawsuits against offenders and other responsible parties.
For more information, call (888) 213-8140 for your free case review.
When Can a third-party Be Held Liable for a Crime?
A third-party can be held liable for a crime when inadequate measures were taken to protect a person from harm.
For example, if a person is assaulted in an apartment complex, we determine whether the owners and property managers of the apartment complex may be liable for the person's injuries as a result of having insufficient security measures in place, or for failing to warn of known dangers in the neighborhood.
If the defendants are found civilly liable, courts may order them to pay monetary damages to victims. While money awarded in civil lawsuits can never fully compensate a victim for the trauma of victimization or the loss of a loved one, it can be a valuable resource to help crime victims restore their lives.
More so, the exposure to civil liability is a powerful incentive for landlords, businessmen, and other proprietors to enact the security measures necessary to prevent future victimization.
Some common types of crimes that can occur on another person's property may include:
- Auto theft
- Homicide crimes
- Sexual assault
- Vehicular homicide
Types of Available Compensation
There are many forms of compensation available to injured victims.
The following includes a list of benefits injured victims may be entitled to from third parties:
- Current medical expenses
- Emotional distress
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of amenity
- Loss of consortium
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Contact Our Maryland Victim Compensation Lawyers Today
At Goldberg Finnegan, our lawyers have an enormous amount of sympathy for all injured victims, and believe the person responsible for the crime should be held responsible and pay for the losses and damages they have caused.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a third-party crime, we urge you to come forward and contact us today by calling (888) 213-8140 for a free and completely confidential consultation.
Alternatively, complete our Free Case Evaluation form and we will contact you shortly.