California Crime Victim Lawyer
Innocent people become the victims of violent crimes every day in California. Sadly, many criminals are never caught, or worse, never face significant punishment for their crimes. Most victims of crime are surprised to learn that they can do more than just seek justice through a criminal prosecution with an experienced California crime victim lawyer. The “civil side” of a criminal case can be a powerful tool to help the victims of serious crimes and their families to hold criminals and other negligent parties responsible for what happened.
Helping Crime Victims Throughout Southern California
Humphrey & Rist helps the victims of violent crimes with civil cases throughout California. Our office has helped the victims of child sexual assaults, rape, robberies, DUI accidents, and shootings to recover millions of dollars of compensation in civil cases.
When we are approached by a crime victim about a case, we immediately assess what parties could be responsible for what happened, not just the criminal. Property owners, coaches, teachers, school districts, apartment owners, landlords, security companies, store owners, and others can be held responsible for failing to take steps to prevent crimes, especially when they know of a danger and fail to do anything.
Experienced California Crime Victim Attorneys
Our attorneys have handled some of the hardest cases in both civil and criminal litigation. Christina Humphrey has worked on significant class action cases throughout the United States. Thomas Rist is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney who has taken multiple criminal and civil crime victim cases to a verdict. When we are hired to help a crime victim, we go to work immediately in working towards a resolution of the case.
Cases we handle include:
- Apartment Robberies or Break-Ins
- Apartment Complex Shootings
- Bar Shootings
- Campus Shootings
- Campus and School Crimes
- College and University Crimes
- Child Sexual Abuse
- School District Crimes
- Parish or Church Related Assaults
- DUI Injury Cases for Drugs and Alcohol
- Nightclub Shootings and Sexual Assaults
- Private Club Shootings and Sexual Assaults
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Wrongful Death
We understand the unique situation that crime victims face after a crime has happened and we work with them to hold people accountable. Some of the most rewarding civil cases we have handled involved serious crimes where we were able to get the victim of the crime back on the path of recovery.
Crime Victim Help in Santa Barbara & San Diego
Our office handles serious crime victim cases throughout California and the United States. With offices in Santa Barbara, San Diego and an east coast office in Fayetteville, West Virginia, our attorneys will work on cases in any jurisdiction in the country.
Any call to our office from a crime victim is kept strictly confidential. We never charge a potential client to discuss their case and there is no fee unless your case is won at trial or settled. For more information about how we can help with a crime victim case or to speak to a lawyer today, call us at (805) 618-2924.