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Frequently, a victim of crime gets injured by a criminal who has no money or property. Although it would be easy to win a lawsuit against the criminal, there will be no assets from which to collect on a judgement. Therefore suing the criminal will be worthless.
A crime victim attorney has the creativity to find another party to compensate the victim for his or her injuries. The following are examples:
a) a guardian may have failed to prevent a child from being sexually abused;
b) a landlord may have failed to replace a broken lock on a door allowing a criminal to enter a tenant’s apartment;
c) a security company might have used incompetent security guards who failed to prevent a crime;
d) a repair company may have failed to perform a criminal background check on a convicted violent criminal who performs home repairs;
e) a tavern owner may have served a drunk driver too many shots of alcohol before he killed a family in a car.
These are only some of many instances where an attorney could obtain compensation for a crime victim where a criminal has no assets. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime, contact our firm and ask for Lawrence DeMarco.