The Law Office of Reuven Epstein

55 Old Turnpike Rd.
Suite 101
Nanuet, NY 10954

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The Law Office of Reuven Epstein

Personal Injury Lawyer In Newington, CT

The Law Office of Reuven Epstein is pleased to offer its services to Newington, CT as a top resource for your personal injury case needs. Our personal injury law firm boasts a legal team of highly-experienced professionals that will fight aggressively to ensure that your needs are met and your legal rights are protected.

We understand the difficulties that result from experiencing an accident that puts your health and wellbeing in jeopardy. Experiencing injury and emotional strife at the time of the initial incident can be traumatic. We understand that the burden of navigating the fallout that can come after these experiences can be drastic as it can affect both your finances and your life as a whole. Our legal team is ready to provide thoughtful and individualized legal counsel to victims in order to secure the justice and compensation they need and deserve.

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What Is A Personal Injury Crime In Newington, CT?

Personal injury crimes differ from traditional personal injury matters as they include acts of recklessness or negligence that are of a criminal nature. The criminal proceedings of these personal injury crimes are handled separately, but may be handled concurrently with your personal injury claim.

For example, if you endured harm or injury due to a person who was driving under the influence, and that person was arrested for their criminal act (DUI), they will be charged by the state for their misconduct. In this situation, if you choose to bring a case against them for your personal injury claim, they will have the criminal matter to deal with, as well as the civil personal injury claim.

Civil matters are different from criminal charges as civil matters are cases in which an individual has a legal dispute with another party. A criminal charge is a matter in which the state alleges that an individual has violated the laws of the state and seeks to hold that person accountable.

Can I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit If No Crime Has Occured?

It is absolutely within your rights to file a personal injury lawsuit, even if an explicit crime has not occured. In these situations, you are entering into a process of civil litigation in which you (the plaintiff) claims that you suffered harm or injury due to the negligence or action of another party (the defendant).

These claims can arise when there is a party that is directly responsible for the incident that occured or because there is an insurance policy that covers the incident. Additionally, there are claims in which both of those factors are at play.

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is very common to go through an initial phase wherein the plaintiff and defendant seek to reach a personal injury settlement. Oftentimes, a settlement can be reached without the matter going to trial. However, this is not always the case.

Whatever the outcome may be, the best course of action when pursuing these matters is to speak with an injury accident lawyer. An attorney will be able to assess the nature of your situation and provide expert counsel as to what may be the best steps forward for you.

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How Would A Personal Injury Crime Affect My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Because criminal matters are handled separately from the civil suit of your personal injury claim, it is important to understand the ways that the criminal charges might affect your case.

The state bringing criminal charges against a person does in no way stop you from bringing a civil case as well. Under normal circumstances, it is common for criminal cases to resolve sooner than civil injury cases.

As the victim of a personal injury crime, you may be entitled to recover financial damages for losses such as medical bills, psychological therapies, or damaged property in connection with the criminal litigation. These payments are ordered by the court for the defendant to pay and are referred to as restitution. While restitution payments are a helpful and important part of criminal proceedings, they may not cover the full amount of compensation that you may be entitled to.

It is common for victims to file a civil injury case in order to seek compensation for damages beyond what is covered by restitution payments. These civil cases can request payment to cover expenses related to emotional distress, household needs, physical suffering, and more.

It is possible for someone to be convicted of a crime and not be liable for civil damages. If you believe that you may have a personal injury case, contact an injury accident lawyer to discuss your situation and gain insight into your options. The Law Office of Reuven Epstein would be pleased to speak with you on your matter in a complimentary consultation today.

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55 Old Turnpike Rd.
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Nanuet, NY 10954

Phone: (845) 208-2444

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