A man accused of striking a pedestrian in the head with a cement paver, knocking him unconscious, was indicted April 3, 2015.
The attacker was arraigned on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. The victim suffered severe head injuries, including damage to his brain.
According to law enforcement officials, the victim was on his way home when two assailants attacked and robbed him. The victim was hit in the head repeatedly with a large cement paver. As a result of his injuries, he spent eight days in the intensive care unit, due to the severe nature of his head trauma. Medical officials suggest that he will require months of rehabilitation to regain his mental and physical competences.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury or accident due to the fault of another, you should consult with an attorney regarding possible compensation.
Brain Injuries and Compensation
More than one million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. These kinds of injuries usually occur when there is physical trauma. The most common causes of traumatic brain injury are falls, firearms, and vehicle crashes. Brain injuries can also come as a result of chemical or toxic injury, lack of oxygen, tumors, or stroke.
Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. The severity depends on the damage to the brain, and can cause serious physical, emotional and cognitive difficulties as a result. While some victims of brain injury recover, many face permanent disability, or even die.
The attorneys here at Dwyer Williams Dretke in Portland can assist you in determining what kinds of damages, if any, you may be entitled to, should you suffer brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or actions. This may include past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, impaired earning capacity, modifications to one’s house or car, as well as pain and suffering.
Case in Point
Due to the actions of the accused in this case, the victim suffered significant physical and mental damage. As a result, it will take many costly months before he may be able to regain his quality of life. Only time will tell if he will be able to return to the same level of work he once enjoyed, which could impact him financially for the rest of his life.
Representing Residents of Portland, Oregon
The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke have a long history of handling personal injury cases, including those related to brain injuries. We have assisted personal injury victims in protecting their interests now and into the future.
Our cases encompass a number of areas, including automobile accidents and wrongful death.
To consult with one of our personal injury attorneys, we invite you to contact us today at (541) 617-0555.