Crime Victims May Receive Damages In Civil Lawsuits

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If you have sustained injuries as the result of an incident for which the person who caused your injuries was charged with a criminal offense, you may be entitled to damages for the harm suffered. Many people wrongly believe that if a person commits a criminal act, he or she is not subject to liability for damages in a civil lawsuit. Contact Powell Law for a cost-free and risk-free consultation to determine your options and plan your next step moving forward.

Typically, personal injury claims arise from accidents, such as motor vehicle crashes and slip and fall incidents caused by unintentional, negligent conduct. However, there are instances where a personal injury claim may arise from another person’s intentional act or conduct, which, in and of itself, is a criminal offense.

Attacking another person with the intent to injure them is an intentional act. Every jurisdiction in the United States treats this as a criminal offense. However, if this criminal act also causes injuries, victims may bring, like any other personal injury victim, a civil lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries.

It is important to note that potential civil assault plaintiffs may have a legitimate claim even if they were never physically touched by a criminal defendant since intent involves the apprehension of immediate harm rather than actual physical harm.

Powell Law’s attorneys have unmatched experience assisting individuals who have suffered damages caused by the negligent and intentional acts of others. At Powell Law, it is our goal to protect and assert the rights of clients who are victims. Powell Law has an established 115-year-old reputation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE, and you don’t pay unless we win!

Crime Victims May Receive Damages In Civil Lawsuits

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