I was the victim of an assault & battery case. The kids (17,19) of my bf(at that time) and the kids' mom (ex-wife) lock me in the house and assault me. They used tie-wrap and duct tape on me, does that consider weapon? Would this consider a Family Violence case? How and where should I start a lawsuit? I was hospitalized for 5 days and i'm going to counseling every other week for PTSD. What kind of compensation would I entitle?
Personal Injury Lawyer
First, you should report this to the authorities. That should be your number one consideration. Second, after you have helped them with their investigation, you should consider consulting with a personal injury attorney in your area.
DUI / DWI Attorney
You need to call your local police immediately and file a police report. Anything can be considered a deadly weapon, including hands and feet. It would be considered a family violence offense with regard to your ex-boyfriend and a regular assault with regards to the other people. It sounds like your injuries were severe enough that it may be categorized as Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury, which is a felony. They could also be charged with unlawful restraint or kidnapping.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I agree with the other lawyers who advise you to contact police and make a report. It is family violence as it involved the father of your children. It would be an assault as well as a kidnapping.
A criminal prosecution could result in some compensation to you for your expenses. A civil lawsuit must be brought within 2 years of the incident.