Crime Victims Rights

Victims of violent crime not only suffer financial stress that is as devastating as their physical injuries but they continue to endure the emotional trauma of the offence. Victims of violent crimes can also receive direct reimbursement for a number of crime-related expenses that is incurred thereafter. Whether for medical expense, burial costs, mental health counseling or loss of wages, every State manages a crime victim compensation program that provides essential financial assistance to victims.

Many violent crimes occur due to the negligence of property and business owners to provide adequate security measures in and around their property. Failure to provide the necessary measures usually result in someone being seriously injured or worse killed. Someone must be held responsible and someone has to accountable to the victim and their families who are entitled to reparation.

Even though victims of violent crimes seldom receive court ordered restitution from the attacker, crime victims’ compensation are available through our civil justice system.

In the state of New York, crime victims' assistance maybe obtained for victims of various violent crimes which include: campus crimes, child abuse and exposure to violence, computer/internet crimes, dating violence, domestic violence, elder abuse, gun violence, racial or bias violence, homicide survivors, human trafficking, kidnapping, rape, missing and exploited children, physical assault, random acts of violence, sexual abuse, stalking and workplace violence and even acts of terrorism.

The Crime Victims’ Rights Act enacted in October 2004, (part of the Justice for All Act) authorizes program efforts and gives victims the following rights in federal criminal cases (18 U.S.C. Section 3771):
  1. The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.
  2. The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding or any parole proceeding involving the crime, or of any release or escape of the accused.
  3. The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding.
  4. The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.
  5. The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.
  6. The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law.
  7. The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
  8. The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.
Our experienced crime victim advocate will persevere to protect the rights of victims of violent crimes and will persevere to secure victims' compensation by filing the necessary civil lawsuits, either for negligent security or inadequate security.

Our firm can also assist with application for aid from the New York Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

The New York Crime Victim Rights Attorneys’ at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., have successfully litigated many cases arising out of negligent or inadequate security in New York.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:
  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering
With the help of a dedicated and aggressive New York Crime Victims’ Rights Attorney at the Law Office ofAleksandr Vakarev Esq., we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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