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October 25, 2020

Will My Personal Injury Claim Be Affected if the At-Fault Party Broke the Law?

When you’re hurt by someone’s actions, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to get the funds you need to recover. But what if they were breaking the law when you were hurt? Will your personal injury claim be affected if the at-fault party broke the law?

If you’re unsure how to handle a complex claim like this, you may need the help of the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We understand how a criminal case can impact your lawsuit, and we can help you recover when this happens.

Criminal Cases vs. Personal Injury Lawsuits

When someone breaks the law, the police and justice system will need to settle that case first. If the at-fault party was arrested, they may be put on trial for the crime they committed when they hurt you. They may be convicted and sentenced for their actions.

But their criminal conviction doesn’t mean you’re due compensation. Their criminal case only decides whether they committed a crime, not whether they harmed you and owe you compensation.

Luckily, you can file a civil lawsuit and seek compensation once the criminal case is settled. Then, you and your personal injury lawyer can get to work on your claim.

Compensation When Someone Breaks the Law

Their criminal trial can help you make a case for compensation, even if they weren’t convicted. The evidence presented in their trial may prove they did something to injure you, and that can be useful for your claim.

That means you have a chance to get compensated fairly for your injuries. Your compensation should cover all your losses caused by their actions, also called damages. These damages should include both economic and non-economic impacts to your life.

Not sure what you’re due in an NYC personal injury lawsuit? Your lawyer can help. We have the tools you need to take your claim to court and get compensated.

Seek Help for Your Personal Injury Claim

When you’re hurt because someone broke the law, you don’t have to accept your injuries and expect justice only from the criminal trial. You may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party.

At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we’re here to help you get compensated, even if the at-fault party has already gone to court. Reach out for a free consultation by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the online contact form below.


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