According to a study by Liability Consultants Inc., the average settlement in a rape security case is $600,000, and the average verdict in the same type of case is $1.75 million. The average verdict in an assault in a hotel or motel is $254,850, with 25% totaling $1 million or more.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. The National Center has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims. The Center works to make sure all crime victims get the assistance and information they need, and provides GetHelp bulletins containing information on a wide range of topics, including the impact of crime, victims’ rights, and the criminal and civil justice processes. The bulletins also include resources for victims, their families, and friends. The Center can be reached Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-8:30 pm ET at 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255).
The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a network of attorneys and allied professionals dedicated to facilitating civil actions brought by crime victims. Crime victims may be able to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators and responsible third parties for the damages the victims suffered as a result of the crime. Personal injury attorney John Elliott Leighton serves on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives and to serve individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
– Working with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center for Victims of Crime:
– Provides direct services and resources to victims of crime across the country;
– Advocates for laws and public policies that secure rights, resources, and protections for crime victims;
– Delivers training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, counselors, attorneys, criminal justice agencies, and allied professionals serving victims of crime; and
– Fosters cutting-edge thinking about the impact of crime and the ways in which each of us can help victims of crime rebuild their lives.