You would need to hire an attorney, probably a personal injury attorney, to assist. If you haven’t sustained any real/permanent injuries, though, you may not have a case.
It costs time and money to go to court so without serious injuries you may be wasting both time and money. Speak to an attorney who handles such civil matters but I think it is doubtful that without a hospital visit, medical records and other evidence you are looking at any sizable verdict or settlement. Just trying to be real...
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Besides contacting a persona injury lawyer who can assist you in suing the individuals. You may have a tough time collecting from them if they do not have sufficient assets. Also, speak to the DA about the crime victim's compensation board about a possible ability to recover for damages.
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You hire a personal injury attorney right away, since there is a short statute of limitations. That attorney immediately files a complaint seeking not only compensatory damages but PUNITIVE damages. Typically, the civil action will not be pursued until the criminal case resolves against the drunk. If the drunk pleads guilty, then the attorney moves for summary judgment against the drunk, and judgment will be entered and a trial is held just on the issue of damages. Since no one has the right to assault a woman (or for that matter anyone) you'll get a decent judgment, and then you have to collect. My firm handles assault cases on a contingency basis. Please see my disclaimer.
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Maybe. A good personal injury attorney like the lawyers at my firm can assess your damages and determine whether its worth it. I agree you would need to wait until the criminal case is over and also have your lawyer study your medical reports and any psych reports to assess the full measure of your damages. If you didn't have to go to the doctor, you should go just for your benefit to make sure there are no internal problems. But if it is just bruising and swelling, you obviously were assaulted but your damages are de minimis.
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