i was a victim of road rage about 1 month ago . FHP arrested him and charged him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. between the insurance and the car repairs their was a lot of money i had to put out and still dealing with getting my car fixed right.
because of this whole thing it has devalued my car. the stress and the time off work and the delay of our wedding has all be result of this.
what can i do . i do what him getting away with a slap on the wrist.
You can sue him civilly for battery and perhaps criminal mischief.
You can bring a civil suit to recover all damages you suffered as the result of his actions which were not covered by your or his insurance.
Your state and county bar associations can assist you with referrals. Your local court may also have a lawyer of the day program which could help you with a small claims suit.
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The Florida Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights states that:
Victims of crime or their lawful representatives, including the next of kin of homicide victims, are entitled to the right to be informed, to be present, and to be heard when relevant, at all crucial stages of criminal proceedings, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.
Rights of a Crime Victim
· Notification of the arrest, release or escape of the accused, if possible
· Advance notice of all court proceedings, if time permits
· Information on steps concerning freedom from intimidation
· Notification of scheduling changes
· Opportunity to have a victim advocate present during depositions
· Assistance in obtaining the return of recovered property
· A prompt and timely disposition of the case
· Prompt notification of the results of court proceedings
· To be informed, present and heard, when relevant, at all criminal proceedings
· Assistance in obtaining a Crime Victim Compensation, restitution and other service to which you may be entitled
· Up request, notification to your employer and/or school when you must appear in court
· Opportunity to submit an oral or written impact statement at the time of sentencing
Here is a link for the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund: http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/main/a13e1518920d0de685256cc6004bd490!OpenDocument
Here is a link to the Victim Services Directory. It is very helpful: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/vicdirect.nsf/Ninth+Judicial+Circuit/AD52B293813E2CC585256DB40047978E.
Here is a link to the Central Florida Victim Services Center: http://www.victimservicecenter.com/ser
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