Imagine walking down the street with your two year old son when a car drives by and intentionally throws a bottle of water at your toddler striking him in the face. That is exactly what happened to a Lincolnton family on the 2700 block of Coral Drive.
The father describes the incident as pretty scary. They thought the car, a silver Malibu, was slowing down as courtesy when a white man in his 20’s threw a half empty bottle of water directly at his two year old son striking him in the face. The toddler was injured, sustaining bruising and cuts to his face.
Police have the bottle that was used in the assault and they are testing it for DNA evidence. They may be able to get fingerprints or other DNA off of the bottle to identify the attacker.
Accidents like this one are frustrating because there are no real answers as to why someone would want do something so malicious. If the person responsible for the attack is identified, he will be responsible for compensating the toddler and his family for injuries suffered in the attack. This compensation may come from both the criminal court and civil claims against the offender.
Personal injuries that arise out of an assault are trickier in that sometimes they must be attached to a person through wage garnishment or property attachments. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how pursuits of these types of claims work and can aid you in the recovery of losses suffered due to an injury arising from a criminal act.
Someone injured as a result of someone else’s actions may have a claim for reimbursement of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Speak with a personal injury attorney about the dynamics of the accident and your injury for more information regarding what type of compensation is available to you as a result of the accident.
If you are involved in an accident and have suffered injuries as a result, Auger and Auger can help. We are premier accident attorneys in North Carolina. We strive for excellence and will do our best to represent you or your loved one in a manner that can assist in making you whole again following an accident that is due to someone else’s negligence. Call us today for a free consultation.