Violent Crimes

If you or a family member has been the victim of a violent crime, contact our team of Oakland violent crime attorneys at Weltin, Streb & Weltin.

Violent crimes in our society are unavoidable. No matter how safe a person tries to be, there is always the small chance that violent crimes like assault, rape or murder may occur. These events not only affect the victim but the family and support system around those individuals. The criminal justice system is in place to put the wrongdoers behind bars and penalize them accordingly. However, the criminal justice system does very little to help the victims and families of these crimes. At this point the civil justice system is required.

Violent crimes can leave severe mental, physical and emotional damages for victims that may never go away. These injuries often place large financial burdens on the victim and there family resulting from medical expenses and missed work days. These damages are not solely experienced by the victim. Loved ones of those killed by violent crimes have lost financial support, as well as companionship, comfort and guidance can be devastating. Families that lose a family member due to violent crimes like murder experience numerous hardships including, financial stability issues, loss of comfort, loss of companionship and countless others. This is where the state of California steps in and attempts to ail some of the remaining families’ wounds. The implementation of the California Victim Compensation Program allows for some measure of compensation to be given to those families that have experienced such losses.

In most instances of violent crimes, there are other parties who are also to blame for the injuries incurred by the victim. This can come about in many different ways. More often than not this applies to the property owner of where the crime occurred and their inability to adequately implement safety measures to combat these crimes from happening. For example, security cameras, quality lighting or security guards.

Our team of Oakland violent crime attorneys has successfully represented countless victims of violent acts. At Weltin, Streb & Weltin we know how these violent acts can turn your life upside down. Our goal is to help get you and your family back on your feet as soon as possible while getting the justice you deserve. We will leave no stone unturned and explore every possible lead while handling your case with sensitivity and discretion that is required for these incidents. Our attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front and we are paid only if you recover compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation at (510) 251-6060.