Do I seek damages in a civil or a criminal court?
When you are injured in an auto accident, the primary remedy for victims is a civil case. A civil lawsuit falls under the area of tort law, which developed to compensate people who are injured by someone else’s negligence. A civil suit will be brought against the person who is at fault in the accident, but the compensation will usually come from the insurance company.
In some extreme circumstances, the responsible driver will also face criminal penalties for their behavior. In situations where the other driver was under the influence or was criminally reckless and negligent, the state may decide to pursue a criminal case against them. In these situations, the victim will often be an important witness, but they will not be compensated in any way for their injuries through the criminal court.
“Meeting Matt Miller was the best thing that happened to me after my accident. In the end I did receive a nice payout for my injuries…It was the most difficult time of my life but Matt Miller helped to make it a positive experience. I would happily recommend Matt to anyone who has a personal injury case.” – Dan Sundermeier, client
Matthew G. Miller Law firm has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law. Our law firm handles serious injuries that result from the auto accident including brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, burns as well as wrongful death.
One of the best ways to judge an attorney is to see what former clients have said. We welcome you to read our client testimonials to see what clients have said about Matthew G. Miller.
If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident, we welcome you to contact our firm any time to schedule a free personal injury case consultation .