Like other areas of law, criminal defense sometimes overlaps with other fields, such as personal injury. Many criminal charges may result in the alleged victim commencing a personal injury case against you. This is especially true when your alleged actions land the supposed victim in the hospital, where the bills may be quite expensive.
Unlike other overlaps of law, the personal injury case may not start until well after the criminal case has ended. This is because the “victim” may be better off waiting until you have been convicted of the crime so he or she has the proof that you did what you were charged with doing, namely injuring the “victim.”
Along with a great criminal defense attorney to reach a resolution that minimizes or obliterates your culpability, you may need a personal injury lawyer to minimize or obliterate your responsibility to the “victim.”