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Can you sue someone for beating you up? The answer is yes, but is it even worth your time to pursue a lawsuit?
Modern America isn't the Wild West or a Kung Fu movie. We live in a civil society where you have the right not to be beaten up by strangers, police, or even family members.
So here's how to go about suing if someone beats you up, along with a few factors you'll want to consider:
Suing Your Attacker
Often fights or beatings do not end in criminal charges, but that doesn't mean that your attacker is off the hook. You can still sue the person who beat you up for:
With both of these civil charges, you need to prove damages in order to successfully sue your attacker. This typically entails providing medical bills or evidence of lost wages that can be attributed to your beating. If you can't prove any damages from the attack, then your suit may be tossed.
Suing Third Parties
Often the people who beat you up are guilty... but penniless. Even a successful suit against your attackers may not help you recover from your injuries if you can't collect a dime from them.
Luckily there are a few other ways to sue third parties for your beating injuries, such as:
If you need help suing after you were beaten up, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.