Victims of a hate crime solely based on race, sexual orientation, disability, or religion. It is a horrific act and no one should experience. What makes hate crimes unique is that the offender(s)  are motivated by racism, xenophobia, homophobia, ableism, or any type of spite toward another person for something integral to their identity.

What Qualifies as a Hate Crime?

  • Physical attacks or assaults
  • Threats or intimidation
  • Burning a cross or flag
  • Violating someone’s civil rights
  • Kidnapping or conspiracy to harm
  • Threats or actions toward blowing up a religious establishment
  • Committing firearm offenses
  • Mass shootings based on prejudice
  • Murder or homicide

It is important to hire a lawyer with trial capabilities.  In your behalf, you must hire an attorney and file your civil claim in pursuit of damages before the deadline on your own. Your lawyer can file a letter demanding fair compensation from the perpetrator, or defendant, for you once you start the conversation. You will need to abide by California’s statutes of limitations on personal injury cases to go through with your claim.

Learn about the value of your claim during a free case review at our local office.