Victim Advocates

If you have unfortunately been the victim of a crime, navigating the legal system can feel overwhelming and intimidating. While legal guidance can prove invaluable in helping you seek the justice you deserve, it’s also important to take care of your health and well-being during the process. 

At Bachus & Schanker we are committed to offering all our clients who have been victims of a crime a dedicated and holistic approach to the justice they deserve. If your case calls for additional support and guidance, our Victim Advocates Team is here for you. 

Contact our law firm today to speak with someone about your case. Learn how our Victim Advocates Team can serve you by offering the representation and guidance you need on your path to healing.

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What is a Victim Advocate at Bachus & Schanker?

Our law firm is committed to connecting you with the resources you need as you navigate the healing process after a crime. This commitment is made evident with our highly specialized team of Victim Advocates. This specially assembled group of professionals works alongside our Elite Litigation Group to deliver added legal services along with additional support related to your case. 

Our Elite Litigation Group is a specialized group of attorneys at Bachus & Schanker that handles cases related to wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and sexual assault. 

These types of cases can be complex and often require detailed and diligent legal expertise, especially if they are associated with a criminal act. Families and loved ones of wrongfully killed individuals, victims of catastrophic injury, and sexual assault survivors experience unimaginable pain and heartache. It’s resources like our Victim Advocates Team that can help individuals understand and navigate this pain. 

Depending on the circumstances of your case, your injuries, and your losses, you may benefit from the support of our Victim Advocates Team. 

What does a Victim Advocate do?

Most law firms will help you with the civil part of your case, leaving the criminal aspects to law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office. At Bachus & Schanker, our team is committed to giving you the legal representation you deserve especially if there’s a criminal aspect to your case.

If your injuries are brought on because of another individual or entity’s criminal actions, our legal team is committed to holding all parties responsible. With the assistance of our Victim Advocates Team, our law firm will provide robust legal representation to uncover all the facts of your case.

Provide additional support to criminal cases 

Our Victim Advocates are a highly specialized team of professionals who are hired by our law firm to provide additional support to you when you need it most. Most of our Victim Advocates either worked for a police department or the judicial system, and all have a deep understanding of the civil and criminal justice system. 

This knowledge is critical in helping you build a robust case against your aggressor. Victim Advocates will do the following to help you support the criminal components of your case: 

  • Ensure that the proper charges are made against your aggressor
  • Ensure that your victim rights are followed
  • Procure all public records including 911 calls, body cam footage from police officers, and other evidence that can support your case 
  • Ensure that critical evidence in your case is preserved

Additionally, our Victim Advocates will also serve as the liaison between you and your family and the prosecutor’s office. This helps to ensure that you and law enforcement maintain communication about your case and are on the same page at all times.

Connect you with the resources you need

As a victim-centric group of professionals, our Victim Advocates are committed to helping you tap into resources that can support you during the healing process and as you navigate your case. They will also:

  • Ensure that you’re receiving the best care available to meet your needs following an injury
  • Ensure any disabilities that result from your injuries are accommodated by facilities like your apartment complex 
  • Ensure all your rights are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Help you with financial needs by connecting you to resources in your community

Protect your rights

Our specialized professionals also equip victims with the knowledge and resources they need to fight for their rights. If you’ve sustained an injury following your disability, our team will ensure your rights are protected under the ADA. 

If you have additional questions about your legal rights, our Victim Advocates can help clarify any other concerns you may have. 

Above all, if you have been the unfortunate victim of a crime, this team will work to uncover what really happened so you get comprehensive legal representation and the justice you deserve.

How can a Victim Advocate support sexual assault victims? 

Victims of sexual assaults are less inclined to come forward and report their abuse compared to victims of other types of crime. Even those who do report the abuse are less likely to take legal action against their abuser and other responsible parties. 

If you are struggling to seek the support you deserve, our team can help you. Our Victim Advocates are committed to empowering you throughout the process and will make sure that you feel supported during what is understandably a difficult step to take. 

It’s important to remember that you are not alone as you seek legal help. According to the latest data reported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, an alarming one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. Rape is the most under-reported crime, and an estimated 63% of sexual assaults are never reported to police. Those numbers are likely much higher, given the level of underreporting that takes place. Even more alarming is that only an estimated 12% of child sexual abuse is reported to the authorities.

This is where the services of the Victim Advocates Team can prove invaluable. Our Victim Advocates work on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse. If the abuse happened when you were a child, our legal team can still help you hold your abuser and other responsible parties accountable. 

Our team operates with complete confidentiality so that you feel safe, secure, and most importantly, validated, regarding your case. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with us and uncover the justice you deserve. 

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At Bachus & Schanker, we take the rights and legal options of victims of crime seriously, especially those who have suffered a sexual assault or a catastrophic injury. We don’t take a fee until we win, and we are committed to helping you receive the justice and legal representation you deserve so you can move forward on your healing journey.


Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act

National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support. (2023).

Statistics about Sexual Abuse. (2015).  

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