Victims who have suffered serious personal injury face a difficult time. If you are in this type of situation, you can obtain justice from the Indemnisation des Victimes d’Actes Criminels (IVAC). IVAC’s mission is to offer fair compensation to victims of crime in Quebec.
Dealing with the legal system after a traumatic episode can be frightening. As a victim of crime, you can benefit from having an experienced IVAC lawyer assist you throughout the process.
Get justice from IVAC with Bégin Avocat
At Bégin Avocat, we recognize that is it crucial to obtain competent legal assistance when dealing with IVAC. Compensation procedures can be complex and intimidating and they require in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations in force. That’s why we put our expertise and experience at your service, to support you every step of the way and help you assert your rights.
Whether you need assistance in presenting a file to the IVAC for review or if you have questions about the procedure to follow for a claim for compensation, the empathy and experience of our Montreal victim compensation lawyers is invaluable.
Bégin Avocat can help you if you are:
How to assert your rights when you are a victim of crime in Quebec
Certain conditions must be met to receive compensation from IVAC:
- You must be a victim of a criminal act in Quebec
- You must have proof of the criminal act and the injuries it caused
- The crime must have been committed against your person, not against your property
As the victim of a criminal act in Quebec, it’s crucial to know how to assert your rights and get the justice you deserve. At Bégin Avocat, our administratives lawyers understand the challenges you are facing, and we are committed to providing you with competent and dedicated legal assistance throughout the process. Here’s how we can help:
- Evaluating your case
- Representation during investigations and legal proceedings
- Compensation claims
- Legal advice and personalized support
- Representation at hearings and pleadings
How can a lawyer help you deal with IVAC?
There are many advantages to hiring a specialized IVAC lawyer. Let’s look at why it’s a good idea to call in a legal expert for IVAC compensation cases.
Helping you understand and assert your rights
Although the Quebec Victims of Crime Act clearly describes victim rights and conditions for compensation, each case is different and deserves to be handled on an individual basis. Having a lawyer on your side will help you determine the legitimacy of your claim and make sure that it will be granted.
Presenting the most complete file possible
The success of your IVAC application depends on the strength of your case and the type of evidence you provide. For some victims of crime, it can be difficult to obtain all the relevant documents.
An experienced lawyer like Me Bégin will help you obtain all relevant evidence, such as medical and police reports, as well as other useful information that you may otherwise have overlooked.
Better understanding of an IVAC decision
Have you ever dealt with IVAC and felt you did not get justice? Before challenging a decision, it is a good idea to get professional advice on whether you should appeal. A lawyer will be able to provide personalized advice to maximize your chances of success. Please note that you only have 30 days to appeal an initial IVAC decision.