What Can Lawyers Do to Help Victims of Domestic Violence?
Former San Mateo County Deputy Prosecutor Todd Emanuel represents domestic violence and violent crime victims in civil actions for damages against the criminal offender or third parties whose negligence may have played a role in allowing the crime to occur. For a free consultation about your ability to bring a civil lawsuit against a violent criminal or a third party defendant, contact the EMANUEL LAW GROUP.
We can use our law enforcement experience, our private investigators, and our civil trial skills to help you receive compensation for injuries suffered in an assault, a sexual attack/rape, domestic violence, or other violent crime. We can represent you whether or not your assailant was convicted; in cases where the perpetrator has never been arrested or identified, we might be able to sue a third party, such as a property owner who failed to meet a responsibility for keeping you reasonably safe from attack.
In cases of homicide or murder, we can bring a wrongful death action against the killer or a third-party defendant on behalf of a parent, surviving spouse, or personal representative.
Whether or not a defendant can be found for a personal injury case involving a gunshot wound or a hit-and-run motorist, Bay Area crime victim civil trial lawyer Todd Emanuel can still help with a claim to the California Crime Victim Compensation Program (VCP) for help with medical expenses, lost income, and other services. While the recovery available under the VCP is generally much less than a civil lawsuit for damages could achieve, victims who are compensated under the program appreciate the help it provides.
For additional information and a free consultation, contact the Emanuel Law Group at our San Mateo County office, or in one of our other locations throughout the Bay Area. We want to hear from you.