Oconomowoc Man Charged for Pushing Woman down The Stairs
In recent Milwaukee- area news, 25-year-old Alek Dunning was charged with felony substantial battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing Gretchen Bachman during an argument. The incident resulted in a hairline fracture of Bachman’s left knee.
The incident which occurred on Cottonwood Court can be regarded as both a criminal act and, if battery is involved, a personal injury incident subject to compensation. Battery is ruled by the touching or striking of another person. It should be noted that assault as the threat of harm with the ability to carry it out could be ruled even if no contact has occurred.
Moving On After an Injury Like This
It should be noted that significant injuries can be heavily compensated. The case of a twisted arm with accompanying severed tendon for example, recently brought a mediated settlement of a $105,000. If you or someone you know has been injured because of another individual’s violent acts or their reckless behavior that caused you harm, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit. Consulting with an attorney is an important first step after you have been fully evaluated for all potential medical concerns.
How a Fall Injury Can Impact You
There are many ways that a serious injury like this can impact you for many years to come and it is imperative that you have proper legal advice to help you determine whether it is in your best interest to file a claim. Having a knowledgeable attorney guide you through the process can help you avoid some of the common missteps associated with individuals who have suffered such an accident. You may want to weigh your options and determine if you intend to follow a lawsuit against this other individual.
Fall injuries can also occur because of negligence on the property, such as situations where the carpeting is peeling up and presenting a serious fall risk. If a property manager should have exercised reasonable care to get this in order, and you fall and sustain an injury in the interim, you could be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
If successful, the compensation received from the lawsuit could be critical for helping you put your life back together and focus on recovery while moving on from this terrible and unfortunate incident. Contact a personal injury attorney today to get the representation you deserve.