TED STARR ANSWERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In this video blog, you’ll get the answer to this frequently asked question: If I have a felony conviction, can I still bring a personal injury claim?
Hi, my name is Ted Starr. I’m an attorney in Pinellas Park, Florida and I’m here to answer some questions. The question we have today comes from somebody who has a felony record and wants to know if they can still bring a personal injury claim or personal injury lawsuit. And my answer to that is absolutely yes! A person with a felony record or misdemeanor record is certainly entitled to make a claim for damages or injuries sustained at the hand of a negligent driver or a negligent store. Just the fact that they have a criminal record of some sort does not necessarily prevent them from bringing a claim. In some cases I’ve seen were criminal records are excluded from the evidence brought forward in a case. So the criminal record does not play one bit of influence in whether someone is hurt, whether they are injured and whose fault that injury has. So a personal with a felony or misdemeanor is not a second-class citizen of the United States that has to not be able to bring claims because they’ve had a felony. They need to be able to make a claim for their injuries just like everybody else.