Troy Crime Victims Attorneys
Under Michigan law, victims of crime may be able to receive financial compensation for the harm they suffer from being victims of crime.
You may be entitled to compensation if: you are a person who was injured while trying to help a crime victim; you are the surviving spouse, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister of a person who died as a direct result of a crime; a Michigan resident injured in another state that does not pay compensation for a non-resident; or a Michigan resident injured outside the U.S. by an act of international terrorism.
One longstanding Michigan program helps pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost earnings, funeral bills or financial support for people who suffer physical injury as a direct result of a crime. There are legislative caps on payments under this program, with $15,000 as the maximum payment. Other limitations include:
- $200 a week is the maximum payment for lost earnings or support.
- $2,000 is the maximum funeral payment.
- $500 for grief counseling for the spouse, children, parents, or brothers and sisters of the person who died.
- 26 hours of psychological counseling for the injured person at up to $80 an hour for a licensed therapist or counselor. Up to $95 an hour for a licensed psychologist or physician.
Other avenues of financial relief are available to crime victims, as well. A civil lawsuit may be needed to ensure a crime victim can recover his or her lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other monetary compensation.
If you or your loved ones have been the victim(s) of crime, then please feel free to Contact Sakis & Sakis
for a free, initial consultation.