Thousands of individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area annually suffer injuries from violent crimes. Assault, battery, and sexual assault are a few of the many types of violent crimes that cause physical and emotional harm. Victims of violent crime have the right to pursue justice by filing a civil personal injury lawsuit against all at-fault parties who caused their injuries.
The Saeedian Law Group has helped many individuals who suffered severe injuries due to acts of violence obtain the monetary compensation they need and deserve. If you or your loved one have been injured due to a serious crime, Saeedian Law Group is here to help. We will carefully review your case, answer your questions, and help you understand your legal options. Contact Saeedian Law Group today to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
Types of Violent Crimes Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Crimes can happen anywhere from a parking lot to a business location. The litigators at Saeedian Law Group have successfully represented clients in various personal injury lawsuits related to violent crimes. We handle the following types of violent crime cases:
- Abuse injuries
- Sexual abuse injuries
- Assault and battery injuries
- Domestic violence injuries
- Police violence and law enforcement brutality
- Sexual harassment and sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Injuries caused by gunshot and knife violence
Empathetic Attorneys Providing Strategic Legal Counsel for Crime Victims
Cases involving injuries from crimes can lead to public attention. The media may have exposed your case, and you may have concerns about your privacy and safety. Additionally, discussing details of the traumatic incident that caused your injuries may be complex. The empathetic attorneys at Saeedian Law Group understand how sensitive these types of cases can be.
We will take steps within our professional and ethical abilities to help you and your family receive the space you need so you can move forward as privately as possible. When you work with our law firm, you can rest assured that we will keep your legal and media exposure as personal and private as possible. We will work to help you avoid public scrutiny during this difficult time while you focus on healing physically and emotionally.
The California Crime Victim Compensation Fund
The California Victims Compensation Board (CalVCB) is a financial benefits program for violent crime victims. The program covers any crime that causes “physical injury or a threat of physical injury to the victim.” Victims of sexual abuse, assault, DUI, human trafficking, online harassment, or elder abuse can be eligible for compensation through the CalVCB. Victims must file an application within three years of the crime and provide documentation, or at least a police report, that an offense occurred.
Victims must fully cooperate with law enforcement. The application process is complex, and working with an attorney can help you increase the likelihood of successfully obtaining assistance. Additionally, an attorney can help you understand your options related to obtaining a protective order for your safety. Victims can pursue one or more of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses related to your injury
- Lost income
- Mental health counseling
- Relocation expenses
- Crime scene cleanup
- Home security
Civil Court Options for Victims of Crimes
The compensation provided through the CalCVB may not cover all of a victim’s damages. Usually, compensation is somewhat limited. Instead of waiting to see what the state will pay for their damages, some crime victims pursue compensation based on what they’ve lost through a personal injury lawsuit. Several types of personal injury lawsuits may be available for victims of crimes, including premises liability cases, intentional torts cases, and employment-based lawsuits.
Your legal strategy will depend on who is liable for your injuries. For example, if an employer engaged in negligent hiring and a staff member assaulted a patron, the victim may be able to hold the employer liable. Victims can pursue several types of damages through civil lawsuits, including the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Premises Liability Cases
Property owners are legally obligated to keep their properties relatively safe for guests and visitors. When a property owner provides inadequate security and an invitee becomes injured due to a violent crime, the victim may be able to hold the property owner liable. For example, suppose gaps in perimeter fences, burned-out lights, or lack of security cameras and personnel contributed to a resident in an apartment complex being assaulted.
If the owner knew or should have known that an assault was reasonably foreseeable and failed to take precautions to prevent it, the victim could hold the property owner liable. Premises liability claims can be complex, and the sooner you speak to an attorney, the more time your attorney can spend investigating and gathering information.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Arising from Violent Crimes
Violent crimes can lead to one or more victims’ deaths. Murder, negligent homicide, manslaughter, and vehicular manslaughter can all lead to preventable deaths. If you have lost your loved one due to a violent crime, nothing can bring your loved one back. At the same time, pursuing compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit may help you and your family cover expenses related to your loved one’s death. Plaintiffs in wrongful death lawsuits can pursue compensation for their loved one’s medical expenses before death, funeral costs, loss of consortium, and loss of future income.
If you’ve lost your loved one because of another person’s violent actions, it’s important that you discuss your case with an attorney. You only have two years from your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit. The compassionate attorneys at Saeedian Law Group will answer any questions you have and help you understand your legal options.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Violence Crimes Attorney
If you’ve been injured because of a violent crime, it’s important that you understand your rights. The experienced Los Angeles litigators at Saeedian Law Group provide Los Angeles crime victims with the assertive, effective legal representation they need. Contact Saeedian Law Group to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights.