Gainesville, GA Victims of Crimes Lawyer
Experienced Victim of Crimes Attorneys Protecting Clients in Gainesville and North Georgia
You deserve justice if you have been the victim of a crime in Gainesville or anywhere else in Georgia. Without warning, and due to no fault of your own, you may find yourself the victim of a shooting, robbery, kidnapping, or another violent attack. Your life, including your relationships, family, and work, will most likely change drastically. Depending on the nature of the attack, you may have a long road of physical rehabilitation in front of you. You may also find yourself permanently injured and disabled.
In certain circumstances, victims of crimes may be able to obtain a recovery through the civil justice system.
At Davies Hothem Injury Law, our Gainesville, GA Victims of Crimes Lawyers know how to investigate and litigate the complexity of a civil case that begins as a violent criminal attack. Partner, Kristy Davies, began her career as a prosecutor, where she tried over 20 cases before a jury in just 18 months. In 2012, Kristy quickly realized the criminal justice system was not enough and left the First Judicial Circuit of Florida to begin her career representing victims in the civil justice system.
Victims of Crimes Cases We Handle throughout Georgia
We are ardent supporters of crime victims’ rights in Georgia and around the country. We serve people who have been victims of a variety of crimes and wrongdoings, including:
The situations in which victims of crimes may be able to recover civilly include:
- Negligent Security: Business owners, from hotels, retail shops, restaurants, and apartment complexes, owe a duty to keep their patrons and residents safe from harm, including violent criminal acts that they know or should know about. Some of these duties include, but are not limited to, adequate lighting, enhanced security at entrances, staffing security guards, and other measures to keep tenants, visitors, and/or consumers safe.
In many instances, certain business establishments operate to create a “safe haven” for criminal activity and knowingly endanger the public. Business owners that know about this activity and fail to do anything, can and should be held responsible.
- Police abuse: Officers that use excessive force or unwarranted lethal force have no place in law enforcement.
In addition to providing aggressive representation to victims of these and other crimes, we use our knowledge of the criminal justice system to assist victims in locating additional support to help them deal with their physical and emotional injuries. This involves assisting our clients in obtaining eligibility for the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program (GCVCP), which provides monetary compensation to crime victims.
If the violent crime occurs on private property, business owners and/or third-party property management agencies could be held responsible for failing to ensure appropriate safety and security measures were in place, which may have avoided the incident. If they knew or should have known there were safety and/or security problems at the property before the incident, property owners and administrators have a legal duty to protect people from illegal activity on their premises.
Contact Our Gainesville, GA Victims of Crimes Lawyer
Cases involving crime victims are complex. Businesses and property owners will deny accountability. You must hire seasoned lawyers who have shown their ability to successfully represent crime victims in the civil justice system.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed as a result of a violent crime, you might be entitled to compensation from the property owner, or other responsible third parties. Our Gainesville, GA Victims of Crimes Attorneys at Davies Hothem Injury Law have the experience required to seek civil justice for these victims in Gainesville and throughout Georgia. Contact us right away and we can walk you through your case.