Im looking to file a personal injury civil suit against someone who committed sexual assault against me
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Did you file or attempt to file criminal charges against this individual? What happened to those charges? If no, why not? When and where did this happen? Did some of these assault/acts of stalking occur while the security guard was engaged in his employment, on the grounds of the property of his employer? What was your connection/purpose for being on the property? Was there a complaint made to this person's employer, and if so, what was the result? Assuming that you can prove with evidence that you were assaulted/stalked, what are your damages, and how do you describe the nature of your injuries or trauma? Was there an emergency room visit following the sexual assault? These are the types of questions a lawyer will want to have answered. Further, few lawyers will want to take a case if the sole defendant is the security guard. it does no good to get a judgment against an individual where you can't collect the judgment. No lawyer wants to chase after a relatively low-paid wage earner hoping to garnish 25% of their paycheck for the next 12 years trying to get paid. If you can sue this guy's employer, or the landlord/owner of the property where he worked, then you'd potentially have a deep pocket and an insurance policy to pay the judgment. What you describe (sexual assault and stalking) are crimes. That should be your first avenue of redress, and should still be an option. The evidence gathered and established in such a proceeding will greatly assist in any future civil claim.