Innocent people become victims of crime every day in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Becoming the victim of a crime is devastating and can be life-changing for a victim and a victim’s family members. Often, crime victims believe that nothing can be done after the criminal case has been concluded, and victims are regularly left with no restitution through the criminal justice process. However, the team at Okabe & Haushalter is ready to help if you or a family member had been victimized by a criminal act. Our Chicago victim representation attorneys will stand by your side and take legal action on your behalf.
The types of crimes we help victims recover from
There is a difference between the perpetrator of a crime facing criminal charges and them facing a lawsuit in civil court in Chicago. When a person commits a crime, the state is responsible for prosecuting their case. This could result in a person spending time in jail or prison, paying fines, and having to pay restitution.
However, victims can also hold perpetrators of crimes accountable for their actions. At Okabe & Haushalter, we have experience helping victims of the following crimes recover compensation and closure for the following situations:
- Sexual assault and abuse victims
- Institutional sexual abuse victims (clergy, schools, sports, etc.)
- Child pornography victims
- Physical abuse victims
- Domestic violence victims
- Property owner negligence
- DUI accident cases
- And more
If you have been the victim of a crime in Chicago or the surrounding areas, our victim representation attorneys want to hear from you.
Our goals with your case
Our goals are multifaceted with victim representation cases. First, we want to make sure that you, as the victim, receive restitution for what has happened to you. This could include coverage of any medical bills related to the crime, compensation for pain and suffering you have endured, replacement of destroyed property, and more.
Importantly, we want to ensure that your privacy is maintained. As a victim, you will not be required to give a deposition or answer questions under oath before the court or the offender in a victim restitution case. We will protect you from being known to the public to ensure your safety.
Contact us for a free consultation of your case today
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a crime in the Chicago area, you should seek assistance from an attorney today. At Okabe & Haushalter, our goal is to ensure that you are properly cared for and that you receive the compensation you need for what has happened. Our attorneys have high standards in regards to the services that we provide our clients, and we are confident that we will provide you with dedicated representation for your case. We understand that being victimized by crime can be a devastating experience. Our goal is to work to secure a positive outcome for your situation. When you need a Chicago victim representation attorney, you can contact us today by clicking here or calling 312-767-3869 for a free consultation.