Tucson Victim Compensation Attorney
The Crime Victim Compensation Program offers financial help to victims of crime. This program is available in Pima County. Victims may apply for help with out-of-pocket costs in the county in which the crime took place. You may also apply if you were victimized in Arizona or if you were a victim of a crime of terrorism. To do this you must have reported the crime of terrorism within 72 hours of the act (exceptions apply). Our Tucson Victim Compensation Attorney can help you after this tragic experience.
Pima County Crime Victims Fund
The Arizona crime victim fund established for each of the County’s covers medical expenses that you incurred as a result of a crime. The fund for victims also covers lost wages and any travel time that was incurred because of the criminal act. The fund will also cover several thousand dollars of funeral expenses if a family member was killed as a result of a crime in Arizona. Guardians and Wards may also apply for this fund. The Tucson Victim Compensation Attorney in our office can address all of these scenarios for you.
It is important to note that only out-of-pocket medical expenses will be paid. Future medical expenses or medical treatment needed to address your injuries as a result of a crime will not be paid by this fun. This is where an attorney can help you sue the responsible party so that you may get treatment for the current and future injuries and damages that you have incurred.
The fund also does not cover pain and suffering or damage to your property that is typically sought as a result of a personal injury lawsuit. However, a Tucson Victim Compensation Attorney can help you recover those losses with a civil lawsuit.
Crime Victims Liaison
It is important to work with your crime victim liaison and give him or her a copy of all of your expenses along with a description of the injuries that were incurred. You may reach the liaison by dialing (520) 740-5525 in Pima County.
Information to the Judge after a Crime
This information can be given to the prosecution and to the judge at the time of the sentencing of the defendant. You also have the right to be informed of the defendant’s hearing dates, trial date, and sentencing hearing. Victims are allowed to express their losses to the judge at the time of the defendant’s sentencing so that the judge May waive the damages and the severity of the crime.
The amount recoverable by through the Fund is limited and may not cover all of the damages that have been caused by the crime. Through civil lawsuits, crime victims can seek full compensation for their injuries, including the pain and suffering caused by the crime, even the wrongful death of another person.