I was assaulted and suffered a broken bone and other injuries during an attack in my sleep. How can I be compensated for my injures and the emotional toll this took on me and my children.
The statute of limitations probably depends upon the severity of the injuries and whether the case would be brought as a felony or as a misdemeanor. Regardless of how the prosecutor brings the case, you should go to the police to talk to them and maybe have a police report made by them. Your best chance at receiving compensation is through the criminal court in the form of restitution, although you can also file a civil lawsuit. Speak to a civil litigation attorney in Ohio and good luck.
Go see a local personal injury attorney about this. You could sue civilly, it may not just be a criminal case against the perpetrator.
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if this is a felony offense the statute of limitations is six years for criminal charges and two years for misdemeanor charges. The bigger issue becomes proving the case if you waited to report it. A prosecutor may not be willing to file the charges if you wait to long to file. As far as civil statute of limitations its probably a two statute of limitations but may only be a one year. You should consult with an attorney immedaitely.
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