The aftermath of a violent crime can be overwhelming for the victim. The emotional and psychological trauma, medical expenses, and lost wages as you recover from your injuries can take their toll on you and your family. Fortunately, New York State law affords you certain rights and protections, and you may be entitled to recover compensation after being the victim of a violent crime.
In 1966, the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) was established to provide victims of violent crimes with the resources and assistance they need. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the OVS may provide you with compensation for the following expenses:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages (up to $600 per week with a maximum limit of $30,000)
- Transportation expenses
- Limited attorney’s fees
- Burial expenses if your family member was killed in a violent crime
- Crime scene clean-up costs
Unfortunately, it is not always easy receiving benefits from the OVS. There is a great deal of red tape to sort through, and all paperwork must be filled out properly. Marc Albert has been helping victims of violent crimes in the New York City area for more than 15 years, and he will guide you through the process to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free personal injury consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.