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blocked her in and wouldn't...
two teenagers tried to pull my daughter out of her car they blocked her in and wouldn't let her leave trying to get her out of the car to beat her up, what legal action can i take
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: illinois, Lake county
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Not yet tried to talked to the school it happened on school property and because my daughter was too scared to take action she said to drop it
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: there is video footage on this and the deans saw the tape.
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Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.

If your daughter is a minor, you can file a battery and false imprisonment case against the other girls as "next friend" on your daughter's behalf, over her objection. It is possible to win the case without her testimony when you have a tape recording of the incident. Damages can be proven by producing copies of your daughter's medical bills. But you should know that the judge can also order her to testify if she's there in court with you.

Illinois law also allows the parents of a minor child to be sued for wilful acts committed by the child. 740 ILCS 115/3. You could bring a lawsuit against the parents of each of the teenage girls, and under that statute, they could also be required to reimburse you for up $15,000 in attorney's fees. Another option, if you wanted to avoid dragging your daughter to court, is to have a local attorney attempt to settle with the parents, taking their legal fees from the settlement.

If you haven't already done so, you can also file a police report. They can view the tape and choose to press charges over your daughter's objection.

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