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Actually, it might benefit you to wait a bit. When a person is being criminally prosecuted, one of the jobs of the prosecuting attorney is to seek restitution for the victim. In this case, that would be you.
You should contact the assigned prosecuting attorney, or the victim advocate, to discuss the case. Make sure that they know what amount of restitution you are seeking and for what. Ask them about the case; what is going on with it, when do they expect it to be concluded, what restitution do they anticipate getting for you, etcetera.
If they can obtain satisfactory restitution for you out of the criminal prosecution, you won't need to hire an attorney or file a lawsuit, potentially saving yourself a great deal of money, not to mention the time, effort and aggravation involved in litigating the matter.
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