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Exclamation Attacked by homeowner...

Was wondering what you old timers suggest I should do after being attacked and struck by a pissed off old man (home owner) wielding 2 axes on an Initial. If I wasn't a fast runner I would more than likely be in the hospital right now. I have a 6" gash on my lower back that does not require stitches. I called 911 right away, and contacted my Client in regards to this matter.

I'm all square with Client and the Police, but now I'm sitting here wondering if there is anything else I should be doing besides taking anxiety pills and wishing I was still a drinker.
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Carry a bigger stick than his.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 08:02 AM
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. . .I'm all square with Client . . .
Out of curiosity - What exactly did you have to get square with your client?

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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hey there,

first off. oh my god.

i hope you are alright, thats the wildest thing ive read today. but this is for forum support, not for general help. either or, get well soon. just letting you know.

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I think a gentle push to the appropriate section would be awesome, in order to help TG. I think a little forum love is warranted for him in this case.

And, where are my manners... How are you feeling now?
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Today I'm fine. Yesterday I could hardly walk. Seems running for your life at 50 years old is bad for your back. I was asking for General help in that I have no idea if I should be contacting a lawyer for medical bills, or my Insurance agent or what-have-you.

I refused to press charges against the guy because in the end, after talking with the police, he was just some guy protecting his home from an intruder and close to as scared as I was upon seeing him in the house. Now if I had deep lacerations and was hospitalized things would be very different.
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First, glad you're ok. Then, I'll tell you there are always two sides to a story. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you did nothing to provoke the attack.

That said, I'll give my 2 cents. I have been threatened with physical harm, threatened to be shot and even poked in the chest with a finger by homeowners. Never been actually harmed. But, if I were in your shoes, I'd hire a lawyer and press charges. You were there legally, at the request of the mortgage lender. The old man could have asked you to leave, forbidden you to ever come back, but he has no right to cause physical harm. He can't injure the power company man coming to check the meter, or shut the power off. Same thing, you were there for a valid purpose.

Unless the old man felt you were about to cause him harm, he shouldn't get away with what he did to you. I'd lawyer up and press charges. Hope you have witnesses.

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done . . ..things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
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I'm pretty sure I mentioned this before. If your gonna' show up to an occupied property to conduct some kind of pre-foreclosure shenanigans, it would be best to have a sheriffs deputy accompany you (credible witness).

If the sheriff declines to offer their support after you show them the proper paperwork it's not a good omen.

Out of curiosity, how much were you getting paid to get wacked-up with an ax?
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Depending on your state and local laws you can carry. That said, I don't recommend that for defense against homeowners, rather the goblins and squatters that hover nearby.

It isn't a bad idea when entering a home to "clear it". Upon entering, you/your guys announce their presence and continue to do so until you have canvassed the entire house. It's a little more comforting to be in the basement working and hear a loud "hello? Anyone home?" than creaking on the floor boards above you.
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