Person came over to my house gathered 2 of his friends and came and shot me in my. Days later he got bailed out. I did not threaten him at all.
You hire a local civil litigation attorney and sit down and discuss whether it makes sense to sue---can you afford litigation, can the shooter actually pay your damages, and whether its best to wait for the criminal justice process to work first,
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If there is any money to be had or a judgment worth getting (and there may be) consult with a local personal injury lawyer
You would need to first consult with a personal injury lawyer or general civil litigation lawyer to discuss the case in detail, which would most likely include preliminary analysis of any relevant medical records. Potential civil claims include (possibly among others) battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress; legal counsel can confirm to what degree each of these claims are viable. The statutes of limitation for the most likely claims are all three years, so that should factor into your decision as to when to file a lawsuit. Lastly, as Attorney Rafter noted in his answer, you and counsel need to discuss whether to file your civil suit before or after a verdict is reached in the criminal case, as well as whether there is any prospect of the defendant paying a judgment for monetary damages. I hope that you heal and recover from this incident in 2019.
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