Q: In the case of a personal injury claim, would that be considered a civil matter, and could I still be subpoenaed?
My housemate’s lawyer, on the phone this past Monday, after I expressed my concerns regarding being involved with his claim and such and wanting to withdraw my documents, mocked me on the phone and was unnecessarily aggressive in our discussion. I came into respectfully to make my request, and I felt threatened because when I expressed why I did not want to be involved and what my concerns were, he said if I was subpoenaed I’d have to testify. This roommate has been causing me distress and has harassed me on multiple occasions. Others were aware of these occasions and my attempts to mediate things with him. I finally had enough and wanted to cut ties and wash my hands of all of it, and I will also be leaving the property as soon as possible. He has even made it difficult for me to talk to my landlords and they have ignored me since January 12th of this year. It felt like he was trying to gaslight me by saying what a nice guy this man is the whole exchange was very distressing.
A: A personal injury case is a civil matter. Depending on the existing facts and the law, an experienced civil litigation attorney may be able to make a motion to quash the subpoena. If you are having problems, you should speak with an attorney, rather than post any more information online where anyone can find out what you said. Good luck.
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