South Jersey Crime Victim Attorneys

New Jersey Crime Victim’s Rights Lawyers – Cherry Hill & Nutley, NJ

Over the years, we’ve represented many crime victims and their families who were injured or killed as a result of a crime. Too few crime victims are adequately compensated for the terrible stress and emotional trauma that has been brought on their lives. Underwood & Micklin are crime victim’s rights lawyers who represent victims of crime and their family throughout the entire State of New Jersey. New Jersey’s crime victim law may allow you to pursue a civil claim for money damages if you are the victim of a crime. Call us today for a free consultation.

Types Of Crime Victim Claims We Handle:

  • Shootings in an apartment complex or commercial property
  • ATM Victims
  • Burglary victims
  • Rape by unknown assailants
  • Child molestation claims
  • Bar fights
  • DUI victims rights – those injured or killed by a drunk driver
  • Dram shop claims against bar owners whose patrons hurt or kill others
  • Liquor / alcohol liability claims

We are often asked what the difference is between pursing a criminal case and a civil case. In the criminal case the State’s goal is punishing the criminal for committing a crime against the State of New Jersey.  This is why the case is titled State of New Jersey vs. Defendant.  The victim is often seen as a witness to the crime committed against the State of New Jersey.

In the civil case, we focus compensating client’s for victims of violent crimes, especially on commercial properties where proper security may have avoided the problem altogether. Could the crime have been prevented? Was the crime foreseeable? If it was preventable and/or foreseeable, did someone or some company fail to adequately prevent the crime? We also pursue the case on behalf of the victim or their family directly.

The Compensation you may be entitled to in a civil claim for a crime victim may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expense reimbursement
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Funeral expenses (if injury was fatal)
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Punitive damages (depending on the facts)

Property owners and managers may owe a duty to provide security to others on their property. New Jersey’s crime victim law may allow you to collect money if you are hurt because a company or homeowner failed to provide adequate security, failed to provide any security, failed to conduct background checks on employees, negligently retained dangerous employees, failed to adequately maintain their premises, or failed to put you on notice of a dangerous condition; i.e. that the area was a high crime area.

We have handled crime victim cases against many apartment complexes, private schools, day care centers, a car dealership, hotels, motels, and other properties.

Many victims of crime do not realize they may be eligible for compensation through a civil personal injury claim. Even if your case is lost in criminal court, you could still possibly seek reparation through a civil lawsuit. If you or a family member has suffered a sexual assault, molestation, battery, or other criminal action, Underwood & Micklin has the experience and resources to help you. Since 1996, our attorneys have been representing crime victims and their loved ones.


  • Robbery in the Parking lot of a Commercial Location
  • Sexual Molestation by a doctor
  • Bar Fights and Assaults
  • Dram Shop and Liquor Liability cases related to Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Shooting victims
  • Victims of Assault at Commercial Establishments such as nightclubs, bars, and apartment complex(s)
  • Deaths and Significant Injuries from DUI Cases


Crime And Personal Injury
Under New Jersey law, any person who is harmed through the negligent actions of another person or entity may seek monetary compensation for their damages. This expression of the law translates into additional protection for crime victims.

Contact A Local New Jersey Crime Victim Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered as the victim of a crime in the State of New Jersey contact one of the Experienced Trial Attorneys at Underwood & Micklin Law Offices today for a free, no risk consultation. We’re here to help you and your loved ones start the process of filing a personal injury claim. Our attorneys will not rest until you are fully and fairly compensated for your injury.