A few days ago i was severly assaulted by my father. He assaulted me because he was drunk and wanted to fight. I never hit him back. He punched me in the mouth and eye, My mouth is cut up and infected and my eyeball is bleeding. I cannot afford to get medical treatment. I did not call the police that night because i was scared of becoming homeless. What are my options? Can i Sue him? I lost my job because of the severe embarassment involved with my injures and cannot get medical treatment because i have no money and cannot afford the resulting debt.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, you can sue him for assault. You may have a problem getting a lawyer to take the case on a contingent fee basis.
The first question a lawyer would ask you would be: Does this man have any assets that could be seized if you obtained a large judgment? Getting a judgment is step one; step two is collecting it.
If you don't have medical records (I assume that you took photos of the injuries), the defense lawyer will ask: If you were hurt so badly, why didn't you get medical help?