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There are some people who do not know how to control their anger and choose to put their hands on someone else to express themselves. When this happens, the victim of the abuse can take the person to court to sue them for the damage that they caused during the attack. If you have been attacked and are considering a personal injury lawsuit, use the following guide to learn what steps to take to make sure that your court case goes as smoothly as possible:
Report the Incident to the Police
The first thing you need to do is contact the police. You need to let them know what happened and press charges against the person who assaulted you. The police report will serve as proof of the attack so that when you go to court you can prove to the judge who was at fault and what happened.
Seek Medical Attention
You need to go to the hospital to find out how badly you are injured. It is important to get copies of all of the medical documentation from the incident to provide the court for the lawsuit. Be honest with the doctors about any pain that you are feeling and get the medical attention that you need without worrying about the cost. It will be the responsibility of the person who injured you to cover your medical costs when you win the lawsuit.
Do Not Contact Your Attacker
Do not make the mistake of contacting the attacker directly. This could lead to you being injured again. It is best to hire an attorney to handle the contact between the two of them. You should not answer any messages, social media posts, or telephone calls from the attacker.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
You will need to hire a personal injury attorney to handle the lawsuit for you. Provide them with all of the documentation that you have. If you had to miss any work you also need to provide the attorney with proof of that so that they can try to get you the money that you would have earned if you could have worked from the assailant.
When you go into court the attorney will handle everything for you. The attorney will fight to get you the most compensation for your injuries and the pain and anguish that you went through as he or she possibly can. It will take some time for the lawsuit to take place so you need to plan accordingly so that you can make ends meet until your lawsuit completes.