William W. Hurst
Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
50 S. Meridian St., Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204
William W. Hurst – Personal Injury Lawyer, Indianapolis, IN
Many clients come in to our office after being injured during a violent crime or an automobile accident where the person at fault was charged with a crime. One common example is being the victim of an assault at a bars or other drinking establishment, such cases typically involve alcohol use. In such situations you are entitled to recover not only from the perpetrator of the crime and the bar (see Dram Shop Actions) but you may also be entitled to money from Indiana Violent Crime Victim Compensation Fund (ICJI). The fund is intended to assist victims and their dependents with certain costs associated with such violent crimes. The fund can pay for a variety of things including: forensic exams, outpatient mental health counseling, and limited medical expenses related to a sexual assault.
Indiana Code defines a violent crime as “a felony or Class A misdemeanor that results in bodily injury or death to the victim”. Persons eligible for assistance from this fund include:
Other requirements include:
For more information please visit the Indiana State Government website.
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