Dear Clients,

Last week, we received questions from clients. We believe they are useful for everyone, so we are publishing them:

What is the role of a lawyer as a representative of the victim?

The lawyer verifies the accuracy of the documentation before submitting it. The court does not communicate directly with the victim. If the request is not properly filed for any reason, it will not be accepted. The court will not inform you that the request is incorrect. It will simply be ignored. If the victim is dissatisfied with the amount paid or has objections to the process, the lawyer will represent them.

When can we expect compensation to be paid to the victims?

In previous posts, we mentioned that some of the accused have pleaded guilty and have reached a plea bargain. For those who have admitted guilt, a sentence is expected to be handed down. We expect the payment process to begin after that. This should be by the end of the year.

Is there a deadline for claim submission?

There is no deadline. The court will decide when the application process will end. This can happen at any time. Therefore, we recommend that requests be submitted as soon as possible.

Zoran Miljakovic
Attorney at Law