When someone you love is killed in an accident, coping with the loss is your main focus. Thinking about the legal ramifications may not come right away, but a common question we’re asked about is the differences between wrongful death civil cases and criminal cases.
When you speak with a Connecticut Wrongful Death Attorney at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, we want to learn about what happened to your loved one. We know you need help working through your loss, and we’re here to handle the complicated legal proceedings surrounding your loved one’s death, including possible civil or criminal cases.
A criminal case arises when the government seeks to punish someone for an act that has been classified as a crime. On the other hand, a civil case usually has to do with a dispute over the rights and duties that individuals and organizations legally owe to each other.
The burden of proof is much higher in a criminal case, and the penalty imposed is a criminal sanction such as imprisonment. In a civil case, the defendant will typically have a monetary judgment entered against him or her.
For each Connecticut Wrongful Death Attorney at our firm, it’s important to us that you take time to focus on your family and healing. We want you to feel confident that there’s a competent legal team working on your case. Let us take on the complicated paperwork and handle the important deadlines and legal procedures for you.