How can I get their last name, and do I need to know it before I can sue them? Their co-workers wont tell me the last name.
If your case is viable a personal injury attorney could almost certainly discover the identity of the offending party. Attorneys can use both private investigators and court tools such as a discovery petition.
Consult an injury lawyer to determine whether the individual is even worth pursuing based on the facts of your case.
I am quite positive that an attorney could find out the name of the individual by using a private investigator, if necessary, the internet and by filing a case that would provide him or her with subpoena power. That being said, those routes of pursuit can be costly and therefore, your injury needs to be substantial. Contact a local attorney for a free consultation.
This is something easily remedied by your attorney.You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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It doesn't sound like you should have a lot of difficulty finding out the name of the person, given the info that you already have. If you have a good claim you should just turn the matter over to a personal injury attorney. You don't set forth any facts or injuries so it is difficult to tell. There are other ways to commence a lawsuit without knowing the full name of the party, but a lawyer will know that.
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