If you have been a victim of domestic violence, you may be wondering if you can file a lawsuit against your abuser. The answer depends on the specifics of your situation, but in general, it is possible to file a civil lawsuit against an abuser.
There are many different types of domestic violence, and the legal definition of domestic violence varies from state to state. However, in general, domestic violence is any type of physical or emotional abuse that takes place between family members or intimate partners. This can include everything from punching and kicking to psychological manipulation and control.
In most states, you can file a civil lawsuit against someone for inflicting physical or emotional injuries upon you, regardless of whether or not they are related to you.