Crime Victims And Personal Injury Claims | Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney
Crime Victims May Have Grounds To File A Personal Injury ClaimThe most common basis for personal injury claims is typically an accident or negligence, but crime victims may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against their attackers and/or the property owner of the location where the attack occurred. Assault and battery and sex crimes often result in physical and emotional injury. When this happens, a personal injury (PI) claim may be filed to help remedy the injuries and help the victim recover from the experience.
3 Filing Options For PI ClaimsA PI claim can help cover the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property loss or damage. There are three ways that crime victims can file a PI claim, depending on the circumstances.
- Property Insurance Claims. Personal attacks that take place on private or commercial property may be covered by the property owner’s insurance policy.
- Worker’s Compensation Claims. If the attack occurred at your place of work, you may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim.
- Civil Lawsuit. Victims can file civil lawsuits against their attackers. A civil lawsuit is separate and distinct from a criminal lawsuit and you can pursue both types of lawsuits, if the situation warrants it.
Examples Of Attacks That May Result In A Personal Injury Claim
- Workplace attacks
- Hotel/Motel attacks
- Attacks in parking lots
- Attacks at businesses
- Attacks or assaults that happen on private property
- Attacks at entertainment venues, such as amusement parks, concerts, bars, and nightclubs