The hoa president attacked my wife and almost my 7 year old niece in our driveway.He was arrested and is now on probation.My wife has many medical bills and needs more medical care for these injuries (concussion , disc herniated in back and more such as nerve damage .) . My question is can I sue them for this? My wife cant even go outside because he had a gun and told her he would kill her next time she was outside.I don't know what t o do?
Yes. Use the avvo attorney finder to find a personal injury attorney in Fort Pierce. Or, you will probably have one respond to this post. If she/he does, contact them because they care enough to respond.
I am sorry that your wife was injured and I hope that she recovers soon. Absolutely yes - she can sue. Who she sues and how is a question that you need to hire a personal injury lawyer to evaluate. Keep anything that you have that shows communications between your wife and the HOA President.
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Terrible. Yes, as the prior contributors have correctly advised. Don't delay and good luck.
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Yes, and the HOA is on the hook if you can prove he did so in furtherance of the HOA's business or during the performance of his actual duties.
Please disregard advice to hire a local attorney. All of Florida is local, and firms like mine handle personal injury cases across Florida. (In fact, although I'm located the Metro_Orlando area, I'm getting ready to calla Tampa client after I finish this post, and then another one in Ft. Lauderdale. The HOA's claims adjuster may not be located in your area, either, and the Florida Clerk of Courts e-Filing Portal allows attorneys to file lawsuits from anywhere in the state. Welcome to the Age of Technology!
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Yes, your wife can sue. She can use the "find a lawyer" tool on this site to search for lawyers.
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Absolutely. You need to find an attorney in your area asap. Use the AVVO search function and call a couple. Most offer free consultations and can give you an idea on how to proceed.
She could have asked the prosecutor for restitution, but a local personal injury lawyer can investigate a claim.
That would be a big yes. She can also sue the board president personally. This is one of the few times the court will entertain a breach of fiduciary duty claim against a board member. She needs to get a restraining order as well.
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Absolutely. Find a pi attorney asap. This appears to be a strong case against the hoa and personally against the pres.
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Presumably yes, she can sue. The bigger issue will be finding a responsible party that can actually pay the damages. Most intentional acts and crimes are excluded from insurance, most HOA have little or no assets and even HOA has insurance would have to show he was legitimately acting HOA behalf. Your wife needs to retain a lawyer immediately to address these issues from a civil claims perspective.
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