Civil Vs. Criminal Charges Following Car Accidents
There can be any number of causes of car accidents – some of which may come with criminal charges for the responsible party. Criminal charges often result in court fees and fines, along with jail time, license suspension, and other legal consequences.
However, while criminal cases may be based on injuries caused by the responsible party, they do not seek compensation for victims. To secure compensation, you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Arkansas, please contact the Duncan Firm by calling our Little Rock office at 501-381-5894 today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Civil suits following car accidents have nothing to do with criminal charges. In fact, it is entirely possible for a person to face civil actions even when cleared of criminal wrongdoing. This can be discussed in greater detail during your consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
Civil actions seek monetary compensation for damages resulting from another party’s negligence. These damages are often well in excess of the initial offerings of insurance companies, making it important that you speak with an attorney before you accept an insurance offer.
Damages sought through civil actions typically include:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Home modifications and adaptive technology
- Impact to work, family, and social life
Civil suits may also seek compensation for physical pain and emotional duress. Your attorney will help you decide if this is appropriate in your case.
The Little Rock car accident attorneys at the Duncan Firm have decades of experience helping victims get maximum compensation. If you are in need of an attorney or have any questions about your rights, please call us at 501-381-5894 or complete the form on this page to schedule a free consultation today.