Crime Victim Representation Attorneys in Washington and California
When you have been a victim of a crime, you should consult with an attorney to assess what are your rights and assess your best interests in seeking a just resolution. Our clients may choose to report the incident to law enforcement and seek a criminal prosecution; obtain a civil no contact order; and/or file a civil lawsuit for damages. We trust our clients to make the best decision for their situation and their family's needs. We represent clients through the entire process, as a criminal witness, through a civil protection order, administrative processes (educational or license hearings), and through a civil lawsuit for damages as a result of pain and suffering.
Our attorneys at Perez & Perez Law PLLC have experience as criminal defense attorneys, which gives them the knowledge and insight to challenge offenders in a personal injury suit. When you or your children have been taken advantage of, reach out to our aggressive aggressive crime victim advocates in Washington and California, and hold your abusers accountable in court.
Seek Trustworthy Counsel After Assault
Washington and California allow crime victims to file a lawsuit for damages within two or three years on the date of the incident. The timing of the lawsuit is determined by several factors, including the age of the victim and type of injury involved. Victims of intentional acts (physical assault) must file a lawsuit within two years of the date if the incident. Victims of negligence (negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, etc) must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the incident. Child victims can file a lawsuit during their age of minority or within several years following the their eightieth birthday.
In some cases, you may not become aware of the injuries until years later. For these types of cases, the law does allow delays in filing a lawsuit. That means, even if a child or adult was assaulted at a young age but did not realize the harm that was caused to him or her until recently, the injury did not occur until that point. These cases are unique and the injuries suffered are significant. Make sure to consult with a knowledge attorney to best assess the value and impact of filing a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages.
Child Sexual Abuse Victims
Any crime against a child is deplorable, especially if that crime involves sexual abuse. Sexual abuse towards a child can include the following acts:
Child Molestation or Rape of a Child
Communication with a Minor for an Immoral Purpose;
Exposure to sexual videos, games, pictures, or other images
Forced viewing of sexual acts
Any other lewd behavior
We also represent children that have been abused in other ways like bodily harm, neglect, and other forms of abuse. If your child has been a victim of a heartless crime, reach out to our attorneys at Perez & Perez Law PLLC today in Seattle, and let them take the burden off of your family’s shoulders. Our team includes a compassionate Medical Case Manager and Registered Nurse to assist in this process and make sure your child recovers not only money but receives the treatment and security they deserve.
Sexual Assault Victims
One of the scariest experiences a person can face is becoming the victim of sexual assault. While we encourage you to report a crime to the police, you can also reach out to our compassionate attorneys and team members to hold your abuser accountable in civil court. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve and lead the way through this difficult process. Representation includes obtaining a civil no contact order to ensure you and your family feel safe again and assist throughout the criminal case so you are fully informed of your options and empower you to make the right decisions for your unique circumstances.
Here at Perez & Perez Law PLLC, we proudly serve and represent clients throughout the State of Washington, including: King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Kittitas County, Island County, and Spokane County, Washington. We proudly serve and represent clients throughout the State of California, including: San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, and Los Angeles County.
Hold your abuser or their employer accountable. Reach out to us today for steadfast representation.
Seeking Compensation Through Third Parties
The perpetrators of these crimes are not the only ones that can be accountable. We have a proven track record of going after businesses and institutions that are negligent in their hiring or supervision practices that allowed these terrible actions to take place. Whether the incident occurred at day-care facility, hospital setting, institution of higher education, or a traditional for-profit business, we have the experience and expertise to pursue justice at every level.
Oftentimes, an abuser will be held accountable for his or her actions, but will not have the means to pay for the treatment or other needed compensation. In cases like these, we can hold any related third parties responsible for the actions of this person. That can include schools, churches, employers, doctors’ offices, and more. Our attorneys will not give up on seeking the compensation that you deserve and will exhaust all possible outlets to find a solution that is fitting for your unique set of circumstances. Contact our law firm today in Seattle, Washington, and speak to our attorneys.
Let an Experienced Attorney Fight For Your Rights
Any type of abuse is difficult to handle. That is why you do not have to do it by yourself. Our crime victim attorneys are here to tell your story and hold your abuser accountable in a court of law. We take charge of the case and attempt to make the process as stress-free as possible for you and your family. If you or your child are experiencing trauma from a sexual assault, take the steps to seek the compensation that is owed to you and your family. Reach out to our law firm today in Seattle, Washington, and set up a consultation with our attorneys.
We proudly serve and represent clients throughout the State of Washington, including: King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Kittitas County, Island County, and Spokane County, Washington.