National Organization Partners with James Scott Farrin to Help Crime Victims in NC

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Professionals who work with victims of criminal acts will soon learn how they can better help at two free seminars, Oct 1st in Raleigh and Oct 3rd in Charlotte, offered by the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and the National Center for Victims of Crime.

“Filing a civil lawsuit can allow an individual to recover for their damages which they cannot obtain through the criminal system. Additionally, sometimes filing a civil suit can help keep others from the same fate,” said Marie Lang,one of the presenters.

“Crimes hurt people. Sometimes physically. Sometimes emotionally. Sometimes financially. Sometimes in all of these ways. Processes are in place to punish the perpetrator, but victims are far too often left to care for their own injuries,” said James S. Farrin, president of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

That’s where civil lawsuits come into play, according to Farrin. Civil suits seek payment from the perpetrator (or any other negligent parties) for the victim’s time out of work, hospital bills, physical injuries, emotional suffering, and other damages.

But many people don’t know how or why to file a civil suit. That’s why Farrin’s firm is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime to hold free seminars for professionals in NC who often work with victims of crime, such as law enforcement offices, social workers, mental health providers, and policy makers.

During the seminar, attendees will learn when it might be appropriate for a victim to file suit and the benefits of doing so.

“Filing a civil lawsuit can allow an individual to recover for their damages which they cannot obtain through the criminal system. Additionally, sometimes filing a civil suit can help keep others from the same fate,” said Marie Lang, one of the presenters for this week’s free seminars.

Lang is a personal injury attorney with James Scott Farrin. She has more than 25 years of experience representing victims of very serious injuries. Other seminar presenters include her colleague, former NC State Senator and former criminal prosecutor Doug Berger and Jeffery Dion, director of the National Center for Victims of Crime.

The seminars will be held in Raleigh on October 1st and in Charlotte on Oct 3rd. For information on times and locations, visit: http://www.victimsofcrime.org/training. Walk-ins are welcome.

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