When someone has committed a crime they are punished through the criminal system. But that does not compensate the victims for their financial or other losses.
Civil lawsuits are the correct forum to accomplish the goal of compensating victims of intentional acts for the losses they have suffered. It may be necessary to file a civil suit to force payment. There are many instances where a person is found innocent in criminal court but liable for financial damages in civil court. The case of OJ Simpson is an example of where a person was found not guilty in criminal court but was found to be liable in civil court. That is because the standard of proof is lower in civil court. The distinction is important. Criminal charges are meant to punish an individual for wrong he has done to society. Civil claims are intended to make victims whole, and return them as much as possible to the situation they were in before the wrongful act occurred.
WE EXAMINE AND EVALUATE EVERY CASE TO DETERMINE A FAIR RANGE OF COMPENSATION, AND WE WORK HARD TO GET IT.
Settlement Amounts can range from thousands to millions of dollars depending on the type and severity of the injury.
EASY ACCESS, PERSONALIZED SOLUTIONS, CLIENT APPROVAL BEFORE FINAL SETTLEMENT
When someone commits a deliberate unlawful act, such as assault, that injures another's person or property, that person may be responsible for providing compensation for the harm done. In some cases the harm is a crime, and is punished in criminal court, but criminal charges do not necessarily bring compensation to the people who have been damaged. Harm intentionally done to others should be compensated for financially as well as punished criminally. Financial compensation is the function of the civil courts.
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