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Were you or a loved one injured or killed as a result of violent crime? You have powerful legal rights under the civil justice system.

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Negligent third-party property owners can be held accountable for allowing crime to occur. Find more information in a free consultation with our violent crime and sex assault lawyers today.

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Every year, millions of innocent American victims are injured or killed due to violent crime. Shootings, stabbings, robberies, and homicides claim far too many lives in our country. Those who survive these terrible crimes are forced to live with severe injuries and emotional trauma, even as medical bills pile up and victims are left unable to work.

Violent Crime Attorneys Pursuing Justice

Unfortunately, the criminal justice system isn’t designed to support crime victims in their time of need. Despite progress over recent years, criminal prosecutors and the court system, in general, are still focused more on punishing offenders than providing adequate support to crime survivors. State-run compensation programs only provide limited forms of financial compensation, and financial restitution is often few and far between.

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Today, every state has established a victims’ compensation fund. But these state-run trust funds only offer financial compensation for out-of-pocket losses; they utterly fail to account for pain and suffering. These awards, though necessary for many families, are woefully insufficient to support a true recovery process.

Seeking Justice Outside The Criminal Justice System

Thankfully, there is another option. As a victim of violent crime, or the loved of one of someone who was victimized, you have powerful legal rights under our nation’s civil justice system, a system in which private individuals are allowed to pursue financial compensation on their own behalf. If you or a loved one are the survivors of violent crime, you may be eligible to file a private civil lawsuit and demand compensation on your own terms.

Under this country’s strong tradition of civil justice, private individuals like you are allowed to file suit for financial compensation. Civil crime lawsuits can be filed against direct offenders and third-party property owners who allowed the crime to occur through negligence.

Fighting For Victims Of Crime In Civil Court

Many crime victims are never able to secure the necessary justice promised through the criminal justice system. Every day, thousands of criminal offenders are allowed to walk free. Criminal prosecutors decline to press charges. Some crimes are never reported in the first place. True enough, many families are failed by the criminal justice system.

For some, the civil justice system provides a solution. Through civil litigation, families are empowered to stick up for themselves in their pursuit of justice. In filing a civil lawsuit, you can take control over your legal future and make the culprits pay. Criminal prosecutors have numerous decisions to make, not all of which are to your benefit. In contrast, our experienced civil attorneys have only one goal – promoting your family’s best interests. That’s our promise.

Our only focus is to support you or your loved one’s recovery. In the event of a loved one’s untimely death, our sole goal is to promote the memory of your loved one by pursuing justice in the wake of their death. We want to build a strong foundation for your future.

Can I File A Civil Lawsuits Over Violent Crime?

In pursuing a civil lawsuit, most crime victims and their loved ones are presented with two options: filing suit against the criminal offender and filing suit against a negligent third-party, generally a property owner. For fairly obvious reasons, pursuing justice against the criminal offender can be difficult, not least because many criminal offenders are never identified. Even with a conviction in the books, many criminal offenders lack the financial resources to make filing suit against them worth it in the long run.

Third-Party Civil Crime Lawsuits

But state laws provide for a different opportunity. Rather than filing a suit against the criminal offender, some families may be eligible to pursue compensation from a property owner whose negligence allowed the crime to occur. Most people don’t realize it at first, but in many cases, crime victims and their loved ones have the right to file suit against negligent third-parties in the wake of the crime, including hotels, motels, convenience stores, and apartment buildings.

Think back to the time of the crime in which you or your loved one was injured or killed. Perhaps it was a mass shooting at a school. Maybe it was an armed robbery at a convenience store or a sexual assault at a motel. All of these properties have owners, and every property owner in the United States, thanks to state laws, has a sworn obligation to provide guests, residents, and visitors with an adequate level of security against crime. This is an ethical and legal duty – to provide reasonable security to guests, visitors, customers, and residents.

Locations & Possible Defendants

The legal duty to provide adequate security covers every school, hotel, and store in the country. It covers apartment and office buildings, bodegas and shopping malls, bank ATMs, and gas stations. It encompasses nightclubs and restaurants, parking lots, and bars. Our attorneys have handled numerous civil crime lawsuits, including cases involving the following negligent third-parties:

  • Amusement parks
  • Apartment buildings
  • Bank ATMs
  • Convenience stores
  • Department stores
  • Gas stations
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Nightclubs
  • Office buildings
  • Parking lots
  • Restaurants
  • Bars

Thanks to powerful state laws, these establishments and other properties have an obligation, a legal duty, to provide adequate security against crime. Parking lots should be well-lit, free of dangerous shadows in which predators can hide. Convenience stores should have visible security cameras to dissuade potential criminal offenders. Hotels and motels should have locks and window locks in good working order. The intent? To prevent crime.

Holding Property Owners Accountable

What happens when a property owner fails to uphold the obligation to provide adequate security? Serious crimes are allowed to take place. When property owners fall down on the job, providing negligent security measures, real people can sustain severe injuries, even die, in horrific crimes, including:

  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Hate crimes
  • Homicide and manslaughter
  • Mass shootings
  • Robbery and burglary
  • Sexual assault
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Shootings
  • Stabbings
  • Terrorism

That’s when our experienced civil attorneys step in. We’ve spent our careers holding negligent property owners accountable for providing insufficient security. You deserved better. Your loved one deserved better. There’s no excuse for inadequate security measures, no excuse for broken locks, faulty security camera systems, or insufficient supervision. These are examples of negligence, and in civil court, negligence can be answered with swift action.

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Were you or a loved one injured or killed as a result of violent crime? Are you searching for justice? Your path starts here. Our dedicated legal team is here to help. We have the experience and resources necessary to pursue your family’s case with confidence.

Your family may be eligible to pursue financial compensation in a civil lawsuit. Learn more about your legal options in a free, confidential consultation today. You can find more information at no charge and no obligation. There’s absolutely no risk in reaching out.

Worried about the cost of filing a lawsuit? Our experienced attorneys only offer their services on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing until we secure compensation in your case. We shoulder the financial burden of litigation so you don’t have to.

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1067 Mansion Lane
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
VG7G+PF Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 549-4218
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630 Fairview Rd #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
VJRW+GX Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 229-7624
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495 Thomas Jones Way #304-C
Exton, PA 19341
28FW+6M Exton, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-4985
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1142 Hamilton St #102
Allentown, PA 18102
HGX9+QF Allentown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-9369
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3301 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
2XR4+4R Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 332-1769
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3400 Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
XVRX+XF Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 277-2890
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352 Church Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
2RQM+45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (445) 200-5285
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5327 Walnut St #201
Philadelphia, PA 19139
XQ5C+2H Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 313-5200
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8232 West Chester Pike #101
Upper Darby, PA 19082
XP89+6Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-1069
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6720 Old York Rd #102
Philadelphia, PA 19126
3V45+8Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 930-6969
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107 E Main St #309
Norristown, PA 19401
4M75+F6 Norristown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-8007
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7708 City Ave #208-A
Philadelphia, PA 19151
XPGG+VM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 414-7404
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2 Industrial Blvd #210-B
Paoli, PA 19301
2GV2+8Q Paoli, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-5070
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100 Presidential Blvd #104
Bala Cynwd, PA 19004
2Q6P+HP Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 424-2007
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105 Westtown Rd #A
West Chester, PA 19382
XC75+PR West Chester, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 261-8700
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661 Bristol Pike #101
Bensalem, PA 19020
328F+26 Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 293-5585
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817 Linden St #103
Bethlehem, PA 18018
JJGH+6P Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 403-9675
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3501 Masons Mill Rd #501-B
Hatboro, PA 19040
5W5F+92 Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 376-3820
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815 Greenwood Ave #22-A
Jenkintown, PA 19046
3VWG+24 Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 305-9007
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15260 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
G6HP+94 Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 465-1080
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940 Town Center Dr Suite F- 50B
Langhorne, PA 19047
54QC+CX Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 329-0702
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3545 Rhoads Ave #103
Newtown Square, PA 19073
XJQ2+5X Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 360-6269
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925 E High St #101
Pottstown, PA 19464
69V9+MR Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 308-4988
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400 Washington St #307
Reading, PA 19601
83PC+J8 Reading, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 589-0900
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