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Who are the people or companies other than a defendant who can be held liable in a civil claim to a crime victim?
• A landlord who doesn’t provide adequate security measures, such as locks on doors or windows, and adequate lighting.
Let’s compare and contrast the differences between Criminal and Civil Court, and how both play important roles for crime victims. Victims don’t have to choose to go through one or the other, the victims can do both. Both systems serve different purposes and functions, and so a victim has a better chance of being made whole by entering both, if possible.
The internet, cell phones, and social media have collectively created a giant, online data base consisting of written journal entries, picture of social occasions, and even home videos which give details of our daily activities, nights out, trips, vacations, and outings; all this information is neatly organized by date, time, and place. These online journals give details of our work, family, recreation, vacations, daily routines, accomplishments, and emotions. The information is public, and even if its private, a good opposing lawyer can sometimes access it.
What can you do if your spouse is suing for serious injury? Answer: you can sue too! The law in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States- recognizes the sanctity and reality of marriage – when one of you are hurt, you both suffer. The claim is called a loss of consortium claim, that is, the loss of marital affections. This is all inclusive.
For example, it can be as little as a loss of home cooked meals, taking out the trash, or other household assistance. And it can be as deep, emotional, and the loss of sex. It includes everything. Whatever bad stuff is going down because of injury is fair game. The claim also includes medical bills from treating the injury because one spouse often pays all the bills, and carries the insurance.
We’ve discussed in another video that you can’t sue your employer for work injury, you can only workers’ compensation from your employer. What other benefits are available to injured workers other than workers’ compensation (WC)?
Well, just because you can’t sue your employer doesn’t mean you can’t sue someone else who’s responsible for causing your work injury. Let’s go review some common targets for lawsuits of a work injury.
First, a landlord. The owner of your place of employment might be different from your employer, and therefore, that landowner wouldn’t have immunity. If your injury is caused by a dangerous condition of the property, and the landlord knew, or should have known of this danger, then the landlord is a target.
You were just in a car accident, but you’re lucky. You avoided injury. However, your car’s damaged and you don’t have collision coverage and the other side wont pay. What can you do?
Can you sue for property damage when no lawyer will take your case because the damages are too small to pay a lawyer a lot of money? Yes, sue in small claims court. What’s small claims court? It’s what you see on TV. The People’s court, Judge Wapner, Judge Judy, or Judge Mathis, and all the TV shows that just have two people standing on front of a judge without a lawyer.
Whenever a crime happens under the Criminal Code there’s a corresponding civil action. In this article, we cover various ways in which a crime victim survivor can receive compensation for injuries.
If you’ve been a victim of crime and believe that you might have a potential civil cause of action, click the Free Case Evaluation for help.
Lawyers don’t like to sue individuals. They like to sue insurance companies because an insurance company has something called, “a deep pocket.” After you win a settlement or judgement, the insurance company immediately cuts a check; without insurance, most judgements would be uncollectable because individuals usually can’t pay. There’s a part of homeowner’s insurance called, “the liability provision” that follow owners away from the home. It covers not just the owner, but resident relatives. This opens up claims for accidents away from just streets and sidewalks.