Personal Injuries And Your Spouse: Can You Sue Your Spouse?
You may have had the fairy tale wedding and most romantic honeymoon ever. However, somewhere between the kids and the humdrum routine of everyday life, something happened that caused your marriage to lose the luster it once had. So prior to a divorce, the thought may have crossed your mind: Can you sue your spouse for personal injuries if they have hurt you?
Can You Sue Your Spouse For Infidelity?
So you just found out that your spouse was seeing someone else. Surely, there must be a law against this, right? Well, it depends on what state you live in. Some states see adultery as a criminal act while other states don't even consider adultery as a reason for divorce. Some states will allow you to sue the person that your spouse was cheating on you with. You should consult a knowledgeable divorce attorney about this issue.
Can You Sue Your Spouse For Domestic Violence?
Sometimes domestic violence occurs during a relationship. It's tough to seek help when the person you love is hurting you. There is good news. In some states, you can sue your spouse for domestic violence. Some states won't allow you to sue your spouse while you are still married, so you will have to file for divorce if you want to sue your spouse.
Can You Sue Your Spouse For Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident?
If you firmly believe your spouse tried to cause you harm if you two were in a car accident, you may have a case. Otherwise, just being involved in a car accident with your spouse or having injuries in their car is not enough to hold up with most insurance companies. The prime reason is that you two are married and seen as one, so your spouse's car technically can be viewed as your car as well. However, if your spouse purchased Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance (SSL), you may be able to sue and gain compensation for it. If you do believe there was ill will, check with a competent personal injury attorney to see what options you do have.
Laws related to what spouses can sue each other for vary from state to state. You may be able to sue your spouse for the things he or she did wrong. Don't make any decisions based on emotions. Remember your decision to sue may impact other family members and financial obligations your spouse may have.