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Crime Victims

Many victims of crime are never told that they have the legal right to file a civil claim against their offender, even if the offender was not found guilty in a criminal court of law. The truth is that if you are a crime victim, you may be able to hold the offender or liable third parties responsible for your personal injuries and financial losses.

If you have been the victim of a crime, we at The Higgins Firm believe that you deserve to be compensated. It is not the job or goal of any prosecutor to help you recover damages. Unfortunately, they might not even tell you this could be available.

Our Nashville crime victims lawyers are here to help you explore your options and determine what types of compensation may be available. For example, in Tennessee crime victims may be entitled to Crime Victims’ Compensation from the state. In addition to this restitution and civil monetary damages may be available.

There are Time Limits to File a Personal Injury Claim as a Crime Victim

Until The Higgins Firm hears from you, we won’t know your story or whether or not we can provide you with legal assistance. Please call The Higgins Firm as soon as possible to speak with a crime victims lawyer Nashville residents trust.

Crime Victims in Tennessee

No family should ever have to experience a violent crime, especially a crime that was preventable. Unfortunately, many times these crimes could have easily been prevented had a party taken further steps. Proper equipment or further training from companies often are just some of the reasons that crimes are not stopped. Other crimes may involve physical or sexual harm, property theft, vandalism, harassment, or even crime related to car accidents.

Our Nashville Crime Victim Lawyers represent individuals and families who are victims of crimes in Nashville and its surrounding areas. Most commonly we represent victims when the crimes were caused by or could have been prevented by irresponsible businesses or corporations. This may include businesses that have inadequate security, restaurants and bars that serve underage kids or over serve patrons to the point of intoxication. Some other common cases include victims of the following:

  • Victims of assault and robbery
  • Rape
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • People hurt by Drunk Drivers
  • Hazing Victims
  • Homicide
  • Mistreatment by Security Guards

What do I do if I Have Been the Victim of a Crime?

If you have been the victim of a crime, it is important that you seek medical help immediately as well as contact law enforcement officials to investigate the incident. Following these steps, you should contact a Nashville crime attorney immediately. Be sure to keep track of any documents related to the crime including any medical records and photographs documenting the injuries.

What Happens Should I Have a Case for Being a Crime Victim?

First, we will talk with you and any other potential witnesses who may have any information about the crime. This may include:

  • Law enforcement officials
  • Security guards at the crime
  • Crime scene experts
  • Medical professionals
  • Other witnesses including neighbors, friends, etc.

The next steps include the determination of whether the crime could have been prevented and how. We also inquire as to whether anyone could have foreseen the crime. We want to make sure that our victims find answers.

How can the Higgins Firm Help You with a Claim as a Crime Victim?

You or someone you love may have been the victim of a senseless crime that could have easily been prevented. If so, you may have a claim needing the help of one of our experienced and caring Nashville crime victim attorneys. We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible. We understand the amount of damage these crimes can cause. We also understand how important it is to ensure closure so that you can move on with your life. Our legal team works with security companies, former police officers and other experts to give our clients the most effective representation possible. We want to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

What Our Clients Say
When my mother was neglected in a nursing home I was referred to The Higgins Firm for help. They did a great job representing my family and obtained a significant settlement. Hopefully, this will keep someone else's parent from being mistreated in the future. Angie S.
I have a large collection practice and don't handle personal injury cases. Instead of simply declining a case, I referred it to The Higgins Firm. They handled everything. My client got a large recovery and I got a large co-counsel fee. The client and I were both very happy. Attorney Bo Melton
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