Being the victim of a crime solely based on your race, sexual orientation, disability, or religion is horrifying. What makes hate crimes unique is that the offender(s) are not motivated by greed, jealousy, or revenge, as many other violent crimes are. Instead, they are motivated by racism, xenophobia, homophobia, ableism, or any type of spite toward another person for something integral to their identity.
Victims of these hate crimes often suffer from debilitating physical injuries and emotional harm. Many cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety as a result . Although nothing can undo the trauma and humiliation of being victimized in this way, a skilled lawyer for hate crime victims may be able to recover monetary compensation in civil court. Hate crime victims can file lawsuits against their attackers, regardless of the outcome of any criminal case.
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we help victims of hate crimes recover compensation and seek justice, so they can start rebuilding their lives. Our practice focuses solely on helping victims of abuse and we are passionate about helping our clients achieve justice and compensation for their injuries.
Were you the victim of a hate crime? Contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for a free consultation at (800) 761-2220.
Civil court doesn’t determine an offender’s guilt or innocence, and the penalties the defendants face do not involve prison time – only criminal court imposes such sanctions. The purpose of filing a civil suit is for victims to seek monetary compensation, not to determine the offender’s guilt or innocence. Civil court determines whether the offender was liable for the injuries a victim sustained as the result of a crime. You should be aware that even if your attacker was acquitted or found not guilty in a criminal case, you can still pursue a civil suit. Even if the crime wasn’t prosecuted at all, you can still file a lawsuit.
Being the victim of a hate crime causes pain and suffering, as well as a mountain of medical bills for those who survive their attack. The cost for medical care can quickly accumulate, leaving you wondering how you will pay for your bills and cope with your emotional trauma.
You may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury claim. If successful in your civil suit, you may be awarded compensation for the following types of damages:
At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we know you have been through a trying ordeal. We want to help provide you with the legal knowledge you need to hold your attacker(s) accountable and financially responsible for any injuries you have suffered. Our lawyers are committed to helping prepare a powerful, compelling claim to recover full compensation for your injuries. To learn more, please contact us today.
Contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi by scheduling your initial case review today. If we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime.