As reported by AZCentral a 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman started fighting around 12:30 p.m. last Friday in Gilbert over who would be taking care of their child when the woman’s father, 59, reportedly hit the man on the head with a hammer. The 28-year-old man used the same hammer to fight back. The two men were brought to the hospital.
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics in USA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury, with 11% due to violence.
Arizona Personal Injury Law
Under the law, if a person injures another, the negligent party may be liable to the injured person for compensation for their injuries. Compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering. The injured person generally must prove that the person who caused the injuries was negligent. If, for an assault, the person deliberately tried to hurt someone, the insurance company would not cover the injuries. If, however, the person was using a weapon to try to waive off another individual and hurt him or her by accident, the insurance would be responsible. When it comes to assaults cases, the specifics of each case really matter to determine whether or not a party can be held as negligent and liable for compensation.
Contact an Experienced Arizona Personal Injury Attorney
An experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer can help you decide if you have a case against another party when an assault is involved. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has handled assault claims for years. It is very important that when you are involved in an assault case that you speak to an experienced injury lawyer right away. Many people do not understand the difference between negligence and deliberate hurting under the law. For insurance to be held responsible for compensation it is important to talk to an attorney so that you can understand the difference between these areas of law. Contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. for a free consultation if you have been involved in an assault. Call for your free consultation today at (480) 389-2463.