In many instances where you have incurred medical bills or actual suffered a loss of money or property as a victim you are entitled to restitution from the person(s) who committed the crime against you. The State of Tennessee provides compensation to victims of some violent crimes to pay for certain out of pocket expenses and medical bills. You should always contact an attorney to see what your remedies are in civil court for obtaining a civil judgment or settlement if you are the victim of a crime. Sometimes restitution may not ‘make you whole’ and criminal defendants who end up in jail or prison usually do not have the ability to make immediate or full restit. For more information on the victim's compensation, please click here.