You have one year from the date of the assault to commence a lawsuit against the perpetrator of the crime. If the assault took place in April 2013, then you have plenty of time to bring a lawsuit against this person.
The problem that you will face is recovering any money from the person as insurance policies do not provide coverage for intentional acts. If the person who injured you has substantial assets, it may make sense to bring a lawsuit and hope that you can resolve it with the person paying you money.
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One year tine limit for an intentional tort from date of assault. Problem will be collecting from an individual. Consult with a personal lawyer to see if there are other defendants with assets or insurance.
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You are/were entitled to compensaton from the crime victims fund. Alternatively, you should have been given restitution for your out of pocket expenses necessitated by the crime. It is now too late for the restitution since he was sentenced without the requirement apparently (check with the prosecutor). You may sue in intentional tort one year after the act. That one year may start after the conviction IF falls under one of the applicable crimes stated in the statute.
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