Does the criminal case against the assailant have to conclude before the lawsuit can begin?

No, but it may be beneficial.

Because criminal findings can be used in a lawsuit, it is preferable for the criminal case against the assailant to conclude. However, lawsuits must be brought before the statute of limitations – the deadline to file a lawsuit. For this reason, an attorney may pursue your lawsuit before for the criminal case concludes.

Regardless, contacting a personal injury lawyer sooner than later is preferable because the personal injury lawyer can begin preparing to initiate the lawsuit and initiate it at the optimal time.