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Hello: Wanted to know if there are any options to recoupe any expenses or receive compensation due to being a victim of an arsonist? Such as business being demolished/damaged due to arson? Any options of initiating an 6 year old case perhaps? Thanks for the assistance.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Yes, you can sue the arsonist in civil court, but if you didn't have fire insurance, that's about the only option you have, unfortunately.

Sorry to hear about your situation. It's really horrible what people do to each other.
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