My wife was the victim of an attempted armed robbery the guy got arrested and confessed to the crime, can he be sued for mental stress etc?
Answered on: 6/26/12, 2:12 pm by Edward Hoffman
Yes, though the appropriate cause of action would probably be assault. But can the defendant afford to pay a judgment? Most armed robbers don't have a lot of assets. A lawsuit probably isn't worth the time, expense and energy it will require unless your wife will be able to collect if she wins.
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