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Thankyou very much for your reply.
That was exactly what I thought, how can he claim loss of earning for a split lip? He is a builder so would have thought he could still work.
We have been sent a letter from his law firm letting us know that we are being sued for personal injury and that our insurance company must get in touch within 21 days. They haven't said for how much. As I said previously, our house insurance won't help us as it wasn't an 'accident' so we are left to find the money for a lawyer ourselves. I friend suggested that we should just settle out of court as it would save a lot of money. It's galling as this guy attacked my husband first and we've already been treated unjustly at the criminal court. It feels like this guy is ruining our lives.
I am thinking of counter-suing for emotional distress, the fact that my husband is now clinically depressed and on strong medication and my mentally disabled child was left suffering with anxiety as he witnessed the attack.
Thankyou again for your help.
Unfortunately his defense was rejected completely as they thought it was a premeditated attack.
Thankyou for your help. I will write the letter and see what happens.