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Orlando Victim’s Advocacy Attorney

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Many people sustain significant injuries from crimes in their past that still affect them to this day. Whether they were personally injured by the crime, psychologically damaged, or someone they loved was hurt by a crime resulting in them suffering damages, they are qualified for victim’s advocacy. It’s a commonly misunderstood process by many who pursue legal action after a crime is committed, but our aim is to make it a little clearer and show you how you can go about receiving compensation if you have suffered in the past or present.

Your case is serious to us, and as a result we are here for you when you need us.
All you need to do is call: (407) 413-9569

How Do I Know if I’m Eligible?

The State of Florida mentions that a few things must be in place in order for you to be allowed compensation due to victim’s advocacy, and the requirements are as follows:

  1. You must have suffered in some way from a previous crime. The damages don’t need not be only physical but psychological as well. It’s also not required that you need to have been involved in the crime, as it may have been someone you love but it has since caused you harm.
  2. The claim must be filed promptly. You have one calendar year from the point that the crime was committed to make your claim. Should you attempt to claim after a year has passed, the likelihood is very good that it will be denied unless you have a very good reason.
  3. You cannot be involved in committing the crime in any way. You must be viewed legally as a victim, and not be doing the crime in any capacity.
  4. You must comply with what the law enforcement officials require from you. In other words, you have to be in full cooperation with the police officers during the process in order to make sure that full compensation is adequately presented.
  5. The crime needs to be present – if there was never a reported incident in the first place, then you have no opportunity to prove that damages occurred.
  6. You can receive compensation immediately if necessary. For example, if you were the victim of spousal abuse, compensation would be provided quickly for you to relocate if your victim’s advocacy case is approved. This is in effort to protect your sense of security as best as possible.
  7. You will not receive benefits if it turns up that you are a convicted felon yourself. A serious background check will be run on you before any decisions are made. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since your crime, you cannot be eligible.

While these are fairly simple things to comply with, you may need legal representation to give you the direction that you need. As long as a real case was committed and you have information to prove that you have been damaged, you have a good likelihood to get what you require.

How do I apply?

There are applications that you need to fill out in order to qualify, but there are significant legal specifics involved which can prove very difficult for someone who isn’t familiar with it. You can actually hinder your chances if you do this improperly, so it’s in your best interest to get in touch with an experienced victim’s advocacy attorney like Whitney S. Boan. She can assist you in the process, and get you the compensation you deserve.