Crime Victim

Compassionate Representation of the Criminally Injured and Abused

WHY SELECT HoeyLegal?

Crime Victim

HoeyLegal founder, Christian Hoey, Esquire, is a former prosecutor, having worked in both the Delaware and Chester County District Attorney’s Offices. As a prosecutor, Mr. Hoey led investigations of serial abusers, drunk drivers, violent offenders and nuisance bars and restaurants. As a prosecuting attorney, Mr. Hoey was successful in jailing abusers, sexual abusers, drunk drivers and child predators. His experience in prosecuting those that seek to harm others is vast and extensive.

Crime VictimAs a civil practitioner, Mr. Hoey has sought justice for crime victims across a wide spectrum of cases. Mr. Hoey has recovered substantial settlements for child sex assault victims ($1,700,000), negligent campus security/wrongful death ($4,000,000), assault by an ambulance driver ($650,000), a child victim of serial physical abuse in Philadelphia County ($1,000,000) and a teenager sexually assaulted at a Philadelphia community center ($1,000,000).Mr. Hoey enjoys an outstanding reputation amongst the attorneys in the crime victim practice area.

 At HoeyLegal, we aggressively and compassionately litigate the interests of our crime victim clients to ensure that they receive full and adequate compensation for their injuries. At HoeyLegal, we understand from our vast prosecutorial experience, how important it is to seek justice for innocent victims of predators, drunk drivers and careless institutional defendants.

At HoeyLegal, we are trial attorneys. We are prepared to fully investigate and develop your case and present the evidence to a jury and hold those who harmed you accountable for your losses. We are aggressive and tenacious trial lawyers with a reputation for aggressively litigating our client’s interests in both Federal and State Courts.

HoeyLegal CRIME VICTIM PRACTICE AREAS

Rape/Sexual Assault Victim
Apartment/Dormitory Crime Victim
Wrongful Death

Drunk Driving Victim

Bar/Restaurant-Drunk Driving Victim
Assault & Battery Victim
Civil Rights Violations
Title IX Violations
Spa/Massage Victim
Firearm Victim
Victims of Police Assault
Child Sex Assault Victim

Negligent Security

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, property owners, managers, college campuses and institutional defendants may owe a duty to provide security to others on their property. Those who endeavor to provide security services atVictim rights their facilities, apartments, college campuses, gyms, community centers and schools are obligated to provide adequate and careful security measures. In the event that you are injured, assaulted, sexually assaulted or fall victim to the reckless and outrageous actions of employees and guests, HoeyLegal will pursue a claim against the property owner and the security company hired to provide security services at the facility.

HoeyLegal represents crime victims for claims involving negligent security at college campuses, gyms, community centers, apartments and private schools. Many victims of crime do not realize they may be eligible for compensation through a civil personal injury claim, regardless of whether or not their perpetrator has been arrested or prosecuted for the offense.

Examples of Negligent Security:

The attorneys at HoeyLegal represent victims of crime in the civil court system. In doing so, HoeyLegal seeks compensation for our clients not only from criminals, but from institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, private and public schools, gyms, community centers, college campuses and business enterprises that were negligent in their hiring, training, retention and supervision of security teams and employees that failed to monitor their premises appropriately and failed to provide adequate security or otherwise made it unreasonably unsafe. HoeyLegal attorneys maintain excellent relationships with the law enforcement community, founded upon Mr. Hoey’s time as an assistant prosecutor in two (2) separate district attorney’s offices.

Whether you have been the victim of a sexual assault, negligent security, assault, or other crime, HoeyLegal is prepared to listen and provide you with compassionate and aggressive representation to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, abused, assaulted or suffered catastrophic injury or death as a result of the criminal actions of another individual or entity, contact HoeyLegal for your free consultation. Through compassionate representation, HoeyLegal is driven to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the injuries you sustained at the hands of criminal wrongdoers. At HoeyLegal, expect the best!

Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania defines distracted driving as “an activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” Drivers have to focus on driving, so they can react to the information on the road, such as road conditions, hazards and other drivers. Distracted drivers do not react appropriately and thus put others at risk for severe injury or death. Examples of distractions, besides using cell phones and texting, include drinking, eating, adjusting the radio, adjusting climate controls, adjusting seats, combing hair, putting on make-up, daydreaming, reaching for dropped items, engaging in heavy conversations, and focusing on events outside of the car.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence typically refers to alcohol use, but drug use can also impair drivers and cause severe car accidents.  In either situation, enjoying cocktails at happy hour, celebrating with drugs or alcohol, drinking too much wine for dinner and unwinding after a long week at work results in too many motorists driving under the influence.  Controlled substances impact each person differently, making it common for someone to misjudge his or her level of impairment.  These poor judgments can lead to severe and sometimes fatal car accidents.

Driver Fatigue

Driving without enough sleep is commonplace for many in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the nation. Truck drivers, shift workers, and those with sleep disorders are most vulnerable to causing an accident because they are drowsy or fatigued. Not having enough rest slows down reaction time and impairs the senses. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) claims that eighteen (18) hours without sleep impairs a driver to the same extent as someone who has a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration after consuming alcohol.

Speeding

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that one-third of all car accidents involve speeding. Drivers who rush, run late, or simply lack patience may choose to speed when they get behind the wheel. Speeding makes it more likely that a driver will lose control of his or her vehicle and makes it more difficult to react to road hazards and other vehicles. Speeding also increases the impact of a car accident and makes it far less likely that a negligent driver may maintain control of his vehicle sufficient to prevent a collision. High speed car accidents make it far more likely that those involved will suffer severe injuries or death.

OBTAIN NECESSARY COURT ORDERS TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE

At HoeyLegal, we know from our litigation experience that tractor-trailer drivers often operate at least one cellular phone which is in use at, during, or immediately prior to a tractor-trailer accident. Additionally, most tractor-trailers are equipped with data recorders which capture, in real-time, important vehicle operation events including speed, hard braking and other evasive maneuvers taken by the operator and the tractor-trailer.  It is imperative that this evidence be obtained before it is destroyed.  At HoeyLegal, our trial attorneys will obtain any necessary court order to preserve this evidence for trial.

IDENTIFY ALL AT-FAULT DEFENDANTS

Oftentimes, there are several defendants responsible for the tractor-trailer accident. In most cases, at least two defendants are responsible for the ownership and operation of the tractor-trailer.  There may be additional defendants responsible for the hiring and retention of the tractor-trailer driver.  At HoeyLegal, our investigators will promptly identify the responsible defendants and immediately request the preservation of all evidence related to the hiring and retention of the driver, inspection of the vehicles and the supervision and drug/alcohol testing of the vehicle operator.

LOCATE, EXAMINE AND INSPECT THE TRACTOR-TRAILER

Our accident investigators include mechanics who will immediately respond to the accident site and the location where the truck has been impounded in order to photograph the truck and conduct necessary mechanical inspections of the vehicle. In the event that a court order is necessary to examine and inspect the trucks, HoeyLegal Attorneys will promptly file the necessary motions to enable the HoeyLegal mechanics and inspectors to conduct a prompt evaluation of the mechanical function of the at-fault tractor-trailer

ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Our expert accident investigators include former Pennsylvania State Police accident investigators and nationally recognized engineers who will carefully photograph the accident scene and conduct all necessary measurements of skid marks, yaw marks, displacement of debris and thoroughly examine the accident site to preserve all evidence for the time of trial.

INTERVIEW ALL WITNESS

Our investigators will promptly interview and record all witnesses that observed the accident and collect all biographical information from the witnesses so they will available to testify on your behalf at trial.

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