Victims of Crime

Making Criminals Pay for their Deeds

Crime victims are often surprised to learn that the government's prosecution of a criminal does not result in compensation for their losses. A criminal prosecution may result in jail time for the criminal and even fines paid to the state, without any regard to the losses suffered by the crime victim. If you are the victim of a crime, you may be entitled to a legal remedy for your losses, but in most cases only if you hire a lawyer to pursue a claim against the responsible parties. At Perez & Perez Law, PLLC , we are highly experienced with the criminal justice system and have been delivering justice in relation to criminal cases since 1977. We have a special focus on defending victims of sex crimes, including child molestation victims and rape victims.

crimeicon.jpgIn many cases, the criminal actor may wind up in prison and have no assets available to pay compensation to a victim. But the law may hold legally responsible other parties or their employers who contributed in some way to the loss. For example, a bartender who serves an obvious drunk may render her employer liable for injuries caused by the drunk driver. Another common example is an employer who negligently puts nursing home patients in the custody of a caretaker who then abuses the vulnerable victim. Churches and scouting organizations have been held legally liable for many crimes of child abuse as a result of improper supervision or mis-handling of complaints. It is not always easy to identify all of the parties who might have played a contributing role in the crime, so it is important that you check with a lawyer experienced in the criminal law and complex theories of liability.

At Perez & Perez Law, PLLC,  we have decades of experience working as litigators in both civil and criminal law, and we know how to identify potential sources of liability when a crime has been committed. Don't let anyone tell you there is no remedy for your loss until you've spoken with an attorney familiar with these kinds of cases.

If your or a loved one are the victim of a sex crime, a child molestation victim, or a rape victim, there are important steps you must take right away to protect your claim. Don’t jeopardize your rights by putting off a claim that requires filing before a deadline passes. Call Perez & Perez Law, PLLC and we can provide a free one-hour consultation to review your case. We will handle every aspect of your case and you will only pay a fee if there is a recovery.

Victims of sex crimes have only one opportunity to get justice. It’s important to get the right attorney from the start, someone who is relentless, passionate, and intelligent. Call Perez & Perez Law, PLLC and get their entire team on your side.