Personal injury cases are very tough to try sometimes. People come in through our offices with all kinds of sad stories about how they were injured. Sometimes these injuries turn out to be freak accidents or due to negligence. It’s far worse when the injury inflicted was deliberate.
According to a report on the WSOC website, a pregnant woman was assaulted by three assailants in Statesville. It happened just weeks before her due date. The three alleged perpetrators broke into a home and started beating the woman and her fiancé who were in the house.
The woman tried her best to curl up her body around her belly so that the unborn child would not be injured while the assailants beat and kicked her and her fiancé. She was afraid for her life and the life of the baby. She managed to call 911 while her fiance tried to fend them off, but then two of the assailants, both female, forced their way back there and continued the assault.
EMS and police did make it to the scene, and the two women were arrested and held on bond. The woman was treated at the scene. They were charged with first-degree burglary, assault by strangulation, and assault on an unborn child.
The third suspect, Byrum Holmes, left before police arrived and is still at large.
The criminal legal system will definitely try to prosecute the suspects in this case, but there may be further complications down the line for the anonymous woman in the attack. If the baby was harmed due to the attack and it is not discovered until later, she may not be able to cover the unexpected medical expenses depending on her insurance.
If you have been injured by someone and need to file a suit, call the offices of Auger & Auger. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact us for your free consultation and we’ll help you decide whether filing a suit is in your best interest.