Types of Crimes that Cause Injury We Get You Back on Your Feet

Types of Crimes that Cause Injury

We ONLY represent the victims of crime.

We NEVER represent criminals or accused criminals in any criminal court at any time of their criminal court proceedings.

Crime in Indiana is a big problem. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2019 Indiana violent crimes were over 350 murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults per every 100,000 population.

We NEVER represent criminals or accused criminals in any criminal court at any time of their criminal court proceedings. We bring actions in civil courts where money damages is the remedy. We do not represent any person in any criminal court action involving the same crime. We are not involved in the sentencing of any criminal nor the criminal trial of that person.

We help ONLY those injured persons to get complete justice and full damages for ALL of their injuries, including for pain and suffering, and the horrible effect upon their future lives.

Complete Damages and Full Justice can NOT be accomplished by any criminal court when ordering restitution or by any state agency or group. Only a Crime Victims law firm like Shaw Law, is able to get you complete damages for pain and suffering, disfigurement and lost wages. We are here to get you FULL JUSTICE. Not just restitution.

Many times we are asked what types of injury cases we handle when a person is injured by a crime. We handle the following cases (and some others, too).

Generally speaking, the type of crimes (or near-crimes) fall into 3 basic categories:

1. Negligent Security or Inadequate Security at Businesses/Residential Buildings that Lead to Foreseeable Crimes like Assault, Sexual Assault, Attacks, Fights, Altercations and Shootings

  • Armed Robbery, Chases by Police, or Security that Injures Customers of Business or Innocent Bystanders
  • Assaults at Airports, Casinos, or Gyms
  • Assaults at Apartment Complexes, Hotels or Rented Homes
  • Assaults at Private Schools, Public Schools, Universities and Colleges
  • Assaults at Taverns, Bars and Clubs
  • Assaults in Unsupervised Parking Lots, Vacant Lots or Parking Lots, Bus Stops or Adjoining Land Next to Businesses
  • Assaults at Work
  • Bank Robberies
  • Inadequate or Negligent Security at Businesses that Lead to Foreseeable Crimes like Assault, Sexual Assault or Rape, Attacks, Fights, Altercations or Shootings
  • Robberies or Thefts that Injured Customers or Innocent Bystanders
  • Sexual Assaults or Rapes on Business Property, Shopping Centers, or Shopping Malls
  • Sexual Assaults or Rapes at Unsupervised or Unwatched Parking Lots and Parking Garages
  • Sexual Assaults or Rapes on Caretakers Property
  • Sexual Assaults or Rapes at Schools, Work, or Gyms
  • Shootings on Business Property like Gas Stations, Convenience Stores or Apartment Complexes
  • Shootings at Schools, Work, Events, or on Public Grounds

2. Negligent Driving or Bad Driving by Employees or Customers of Businesses that Injury People

  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Semi-Truck Crashes Where Driver was Cited or Ticketed
  • Semi-Truck Crashes Where Truck Driver had Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Violations
  • Improper Driving or Reckless Driving by Semi-Truck Operators
  • Improper Driving or Negligent Driving by Business Vehicles and Business Employees that Injure People
  • Dram Shop or Overserving Intoxicated Drivers that Injured People
  • Persons Injured by Business Delivery Vehicles such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, FedEx, USPS or UPS Negligent Drivers
  • Persons Injured by Drunk Drivers
  • Persons Injured by Semi-Truck Crashes or Box Trucks Negligent Driving
  • Persons Injured by Uber or Lyft Drivers Negligent Driving

3. Sex Crimes that Injure Innocent Children or Women/Men

  • Child Molestation at School or Place of Business or by Caretakers
  • Molestations at School, Work or Caretakers Property
  • Molested By School Workers, Teachers, Clergymen, Social Organizations like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Other Organizations
  • Repressed Memory Victims
  • Sex Trafficking Offenses
  • Sexual Attacks or Rapes at Public Schools
  • Sexual Attacks or Rapes at Universities, Fraternities, Sororities or Colleges
  • Sexual Assaults or Rapes at Churches or Places of Worship
  • Sexual Attacks or Rapes at Private Schools
  • Sexual Offenses or Rapes Involving Minors

By doing this, we not only help injured victims of crime recover for their own individual injuries, we help the community in general by providing incentives for all businesses in that community to act more safely.

In addition to handling claims and lawsuits for victims of crime, we are here to provide assistance with the things that no court can accomplish – directing you to effective counseling, support groups and a friendly shoulder to lean upon “24/7” -- before, during and after your case.

Confidentiality is very important to you and to us. We keep all unnecessary identification from public view, when possible. We have staff members designed to protect your confidence. We take this part of our services very seriously.

Call Shaw Law at (260) 777-7777 or message us discuss your sensitive case right now and speak with an attorney who cares and is knowledgeable about how to get you “full justice”.


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