Criminal defense cases cover both criminal suits — charges brought by the government to punish an individual for an act classified as a crime — and civil suits — claims brought by individuals or organizations as a dispute over rights and duties.
When dealing with a car accident, your bodily injury claim is separate from your property damage claim. You should receive compensation for the damage to your vehicle relatively quickly following your accident. Your personal injury claim, on the other hand, can take some time. Unless there is an issue concerning the statute of limitations, in most situations you do not even want to consider settling your injury claim until you are completely healed or your have reached maximum medical improvement (i.e. you aren’t 100% better, but you are as good as you are going to get). While reaching MMI can take months and even sometimes years, it is important to know the full extent of your injuries and recovery in order to properly evaluate your insurance claim. Try to withstand entering into an early settlement and speak with a local injury attorney who specializes in motor vehicle accidents to discuss your options before finalizing anything.