What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Michigan
Okay -- I've posted a few times here. Here's the thing. I'm suing someone in Small Claims court, and my court date is August 19th. This person assaulted me and caused me bodily harm, and I'm seeking compensatory damages for the medical bills I incurred as a result of his attack (almost $2,100).
I have a witness coming with me on August 19th. I also have the receipts from FOUR different doctors claiming that I was indeed injured.
My other friend said he would write a notarized statement for me, if needed. My question is: Should I have my other friend write a notarized letter on my behalf? Or is my one witness --PLUS the witness on the inital police report (who now lives out of state) -- is that enough? My other friend said he would write a notorized statement for me, stating that he saw me after the assault, and for several weeks I was unable to move my head, the pain was so severe.
So what should I do? I hate to impose on him in this way.
How much would it help me if he wrote me a letter? As I said, he wasn't there when I was attacked, but he did see the aftermath, and he did see that I was injured.
I was treated by four different doctors for my injuries. My own witness is prepared to give a statement to the magistrate if necessary. So...should I ask my other friend to write me a letter? As I said, he didn't witness the attack, but he saw how much pain I was in for several weeks.
P.S. Yes, I know about the statute of limiations (SOL). In Michigan, according to Section 600.8505, paragrah 12: The period of limations is 5 yeras for an action to recover damages for injury to a person or property brought by a person who has been assaulted or battered by an individual with whom he or she has, or has had, a dating relatiionship. (I'm sick of people telling me the SOL is only 2 years. I only hope the magistrate knows about this law and if he doesn't, I hope I can explain it correctly.)
P.S.S. If KNOW if I indeed do get a judgment against this person -- he most definitely has the ability to pay, plus I have the forms for periodic garnishment, if necessary.
Thanks for your help!!What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?