If you or your family has been affected by criminal activity, then we understand that you have likely experienced considerable physical, emotional, and financial losses. Many crime victims in Philadelphia are unaware that they have various options when it comes to recovering compensation for what they have been through. However, understanding these options may require assistance from a skilled Philadelphia crime victims representation attorney.
Many crime victims do not realize that they have the right to file civil charges against offenders, even if the offender was not convicted in criminal court. With our help, you can hold the offender and liable third parties accountable for your personal and financial losses.
There Are Time Limits For Filing Civil Lawsuits
We encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers as soon as possible to learn how we may help you recover financial compensation and get justice. Until we hear your story, we won’t know whether we can help you.
Schedule a FREE confidential consultation with Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., at 215-929-7216 in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and New York.
Attorney Jeffrey Fritz is an experienced crime victims’ lawyer who is a charter member and past president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime. He represents child and adult survivors of sexual abuse and assault, and other violent crimes, and those who have lost loved ones to wrongful death. He successfully represented multiple victims in cases against Penn State University for child sexual abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky.
Mr. Fritz leads the firm’s crime victim representation practice, which includes:
- Child sexual abuse
- Rape/sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Shootings and stabbings
- Wrongful death
In many cases, we can file lawsuits against negligent third parties for issues such as inadequate security, negligent hiring practices, and failure to supervise or screen employees and volunteers. We have filed third-party lawsuits against security companies, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, hotels, apartment complexes, universities, daycare centers, and churches.
How Much Compensation Is Available The Victims In These Cases?
There is no set amount of money available to victims of crimes in and around our area. Rather, the total amount of compensation will vary depending on the route we take to recover compensation. Usually, there are various factors taken into consideration when it comes to determining the total amount of compensation you should receive. These factors can include the severity of your physical injuries as well as how the incident has affected you both emotionally and psychologically.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys are often able to help clients recover compensation for their:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Psychological and emotional counseling
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
- Property damage expenses
- Restitution for stolen property
- …and more
You Can Count On Our Attorneys To Keep You Informed
One of the most important aspects of securing assistance from a skilled victim representation attorney in Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey is having someone who will be by your side throughout this entire process. Specifically, an attorney can help ensure that your rights are upheld throughout this entire process. Our goal is to help ensure that you understand the following rights, including the right to:
- Be present at all hearings and trials
- Be informed of any decisions made by prosecutors or law enforcement and have the ability to comment on these decisions
- Be told about significant developments in the offender’s status, such as detention, bail, facility transfer, probation or parole, or escape from detention
- Receive monetary compensation if you have suffered monetary or property loss as a result of the crime
- Provide a victim impact statement that can be presented in court or at a sentencing hearing
Contact Us For A Confidential Consultation
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a crime, you need to know that you have rights. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our victim’s rights attorneys in Philadelphia, Allentown, Lancaster, Reading, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and New York have extensive experience handling these claims, and we know what it takes to ensure that our clients receive the closure and compensation they are entitled to. We will stand by your side throughout this entire situation to ensure that your case reaches a successful conclusion.
Our attorneys know how to handle sensitive issues and how to protect client’s privacy and dignity. You can rely on us for respectful, compassionate representation. For a free consultation, please call 215-929-7216 or contact us online.