The Law Office of Belluck & Fox Brings Cases on Behalf of the Victims of Crime
At Belluck & Fox, we are committed to bringing civil justice to criminal acts. We can advise you whether it would be worthwhile to sue the perpetrator. Even if you cannot sue the perpetrator, you may be able to bring an action against the owner or manager of the property where the crime occurred for their failure to provide adequate security or lighting.
In many states a victim can “walk” a criminal conviction into civil court. This means that a victim would not have to prove the crime was committed. Instead, the issues are the physical and emotional damage experienced by the crime victim. In many states, such as New York, the time to bring a case is extended for crime victims.
Jordan Fox, one of the partners at Belluck & Fox, is a former homicide and sex crimes prosecutor in Brooklyn. He also served on the Mayor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council under David Dinkins. After his term as a prosecutor, Jordan has secured over $50 million in verdicts on behalf of civil litigants and municipalities. His partner Joseph Belluck has advocated on behalf of the victims of the World Trade Center attack as a director of Trial Lawyer Cares, a volunteer organization of attorneys. Jordan and Joe understand the devastating impact of crime on the victims and their families. They will personally review your situation and provide guidance without any cost or obligation. Click here to write to Jordan and Joe.
The types of cases that can be brought include:
Inadequate Security Cases: Building owners and tenants who fail to provide adequate security on their premises may be held responsible for crimes committed on their premises if the crimes were reasonably foreseeable. If the building is in a high risk area, or there is a history of crimes, owners have a responsibility to provide adequate protection through security, locks and lighting to its visitors, customers and employees. If you or a loved one was assaulted in an apartment, hotel, motel, parking lot, mall or club, or other facilities, we will evaluate any claim you may have against the building owners.
Crime victims turn to the criminal justice system to prosecute and punish the perpetrators of crime. Crime victims are also entitled to seek civil justice to address the full impact of these crimes on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We can help. Contact us and we will evaluate any potential claim that you have against the perpetrators of crime and those who enabled, through their negligence, the crime to occur.
Additional Information For The Victims of Crime
Department of Justice Crime Victim Site: Useful links regarding a variety of crimes and compensation programs.
Individual: individual states have programs that can provide assistance and compensation to crime victims. The states include New York, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Miccssouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The National Center for the Victims of Crime: resources for the victims of crime seeking civil action
For frequently asked questions about victims facing criminal charges, click here: Crime Victims and Criminal Cases FAQs.