Orlando Attorney Helps Crime Victims Assert Their Rights
Relentless pursuit of justice for victims and their next of kin
For crime victims and their families, obtaining a conviction is a somewhat hollow victory. Many of them have incurred monetary losses for which they deserve restitution. Worse yet, victims may have sustained personal injuries, including pain and suffering, for which they deserve compensation. Many victims will never have complete closure until some measure of what was taken from them is restored. The Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A. helps victims of crime get the justice they deserve. Mr. Yates fights to hold perpetrators and third parties who facilitate their crimes fully accountable.
Restitution for theft crimes in Florida
Victims of theft may be covered by insurance, but many are uninsured or underinsured. What’s more, theft victims may face higher premiums if they make an insurance claim. In conjunction with or instead of a claim, a victim can seek a court order to have the perpetrator make restitution by returning the stolen property intact or by paying for its replacement. Such orders are common parts of sentences imposed in cases of shoplifting, employee theft, robbery, embezzlement and fraud.
Compensation for wrongful death
When a loved one is a fatal victim of a crime, the grieving next of kin have the right to bring a wrongful death suit that holds the perpetrator accountable for damages. Although money can never take the place of a beloved family member, compensation can help with any financial difficulties the death has caused and can help the family feel they’ve gotten a measure of justice.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought even if the prosecution failed to secure a conviction of the individual causing the death. Your lawsuit in civil court faces a lesser burden of proof than in a criminal case, so it is possible to hold a defendant liable for damages even when he or she has been acquitted. The O.J. Simpson murder case is probably the most famous example of when a criminal jury did not find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt but a civil jury found liability by a preponderance of the evidence.
Compensation for sexual assault and abuse
People who were victims of sexual assault can bring civil lawsuits to hold abusers accountable for the harm suffered. In many cases of child sexual assault, victims can pursue monetary compensation from organizations that failed to protect them and in essence enabled the abuse. Attorney Yates has the skill and experience to aggressively pursue justice for victims of sexual assault or abuse regardless of the circumstances in which it occurred. Drawing on decades of trial court service, Mr. Yates is ready to present a compelling case to help you obtain the justice you deserve.
Contact an experienced litigation attorney in Orlando for a free victims’ rights consultation
The Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A. provides aggressive representation for victims of crime and their next of kin seeking restitution and civil damages. If you want true closure in your case, call Tad A. Yates at 407-608-7777 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation.