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Representing Victims of Violent Crimes Throughout California

Humphrey & Rist represents victims of violent crimes and their families throughout California in civil litigation.  As opposed to a criminal case where the person who committed the crime is put on trial to determine their guilt and sentence them to jail, the civil side of a case focuses on the recovery of compensation from any party whose negligence led to or failed to prevent the crime.

Every day in California, innocent bystanders become the victims of violent crimes.  In many of these cases, property owners or business owners should have done more to protect their customers.  This is especially true when the property owner knew that the property was unsafe and did nothing to stop or prevent the crime.

Many victims of crimes believe that there is nothing more that can be done other than the criminal case against the person who committed the crime.  Often, a victim is left feeling that the criminal received less than what they deserved and that more could have been done to prevent the crime.  This is where the “civil side” of a criminal case can become a powerful tool to help victims.

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If you, a family member, or a friend has been the victim of a crime, contact a California Crime Victim Lawyer from Humphrey & Rist for a free confidential consultation.  We are sensitive to the issues that are being faced by crime victims and will take the time to thoroughly discuss every aspect of the case.  We do not charge anything for discussing the case and all facts will be kept confidential.  Our office will review the facts of your case and discuss whether a civil lawsuit could be filed.  We know from experience that crime victim’s lives can be devastated as the result of a crime.  We will work with crime victims to analyze whether a civil action can be used as a tool to hold the criminal and any negligent parties responsible.

We accept all crime victim cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge a fee until your case is settled or won in court.  Contact a California Crime Victim Lawyer today to see how we can help you with your case.  Call us toll free at (304) 574-0222.


The information posted on this site is not legal advice.  You should consult an attorney for advice on your case.  We ask that you do not send us any information that is confidential until we have met and entered into the attorney-client relationship.  Sending information to us through this site does not establish the attorney-client relationship.  In every case, the facts, applicable law and outcome vary.  The information presented on this site is for general information purposes only.  It is not a promise of results.  We can be contacted toll free at (304) 574-0222 to discuss your case.

This website has been established as an online resource for crime victims who are searching for information about their legal rights in California.  The information on this site is provided as a general overview of the laws affecting crime victims and is not intended to be legal advice.  Because every case has different facts and laws that apply, you should contact an experienced attorney to discuss your case.  The information contained on this site is not a guarantee of results.

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