Q: In April of 2021, I was walking and my husband struck me with his truck (along with a woman he was having affair with
I reported it to the police. My leg was damaged as my head. Upon reporting to police, they asked me not to file charges against them. Only file a complaint. I’m scared all the time. I feel I have no protection in my hometown. There were witness. And they left the scene of the accident
A: You can pursue a personal injury claim for your injuries as well as still pursue both criminal charges and obtain a domestic violence restraining order against your husband. You should speak with an attorney to help you as soon as possible, both to preserve your rights and to get the protection you need. Generally, in Louisiana, one has one year from the date of an accident or occurrence to file suit to protect your rights. I would recommend speaking with an attorney who handles both personal injury and family law.
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