An Ohio brain injury lawyer notes that the suspect in a high school fight that left one boy with severe head injuries reportedly already faces several unrelated charges in addition to felony assault. When the negligence of a person or company causes a significant head injury, injured parties can seek compensation with the assistance of a traumatic brain injury attorney.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Ohio today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Ohio brain injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Suspect to Face Felony Assault Charges for Role in Incident
A Westlake, Ohio, high school student has suffered what authorities are describing as “very serious head injuries” following a fight on school grounds with an older male student. According to a Fox 8 news report, the suspect’s presence at school in the first place is now under scrutiny since his record, which includes pending charges of kidnapping and rape, has been made public.
The exact extent of the victim’s head and brain injuries are unclear. He was found in the bathroom by school staff members and then seen by the school nurse for his lethargic condition, but he did not receive formal medical attention until his parents transported him to a nearby hospital. He was soon transported by helicopter to yet another medical facility for further care once the severity of his injuries became clear. The suspect was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond, and he faces charges of felonious assault due to his role in the incident.
How an Ohio Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of an Ohio brain injury lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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