Did You Know? Personal Injury Lawsuits Are Different From Criminal Lawsuits

Personal Injury vs. Criminal Lawsuits. Know the distinctions in seeking justice and accountability. Call us at (818) 477-0773.
Last Updated: June 8th, 2024

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Personal Injury vs. Criminal Lawsuits. Know the distinctions in seeking justice and accountability. Call us at (818) 477-0773.
Personal Injury vs. Criminal Lawsuits. Know the distinctions in seeking justice and accountability. Call us at (818) 477-0773.

In a personal injury case, a victim seeks justice and monetary relief for their injuries. In a criminal case, the responsible party is accountable to the law.

Personal injury lawsuits aren’t initiated by the government, whereas criminal cases are. A personal injury lawsuit is typically resolved before it goes to trial through a settlement between the two parties. The defendant will offer a settlement. Then the plaintiff will choose whether or not they will accept that settlement for their damages. The damages including medical bills, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Penalties

In criminal cases, the person who violated the law receives punishment via jail time and fines. In civil cases, monetary compensation is generally the penalty.

Attorneys

Defendants in a criminal case are guaranteed to have a lawyer provided for them by the state if they can’t afford one. In civil courts, there’s no guarantee of an attorney. A defendant must hire a lawyer or represent him or herself.

If you or a loved one has been injured, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at at (818) 477-0773.

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