When people hear about spinal cord or brain injuries, they often relate them to motor vehicle accidents. While these accidents are a common cause of brain injuries, a physical attack by an angry person can also leave the victim with severe brain injuries.
Such was the case on Dec. 12 when Columbus police responded to a fight call at about 11:45 p.m. According to police, officers responded to a residence and upon their arrival, they found a 49-year-old man suffering from a head injury.
The man was transported by medics to a local hospital for treatment. Police arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene and charged him with felonious assault. The exact details of what caused the fight were not released and it is not known if the arrested person posted bond.
It was reported that the victim was treated and later released but no information was given as to the extent of his injuries. Physical attacks can range from minor to major, but even when an injury initially seems insignificant; it can later emerge as a very debilitating personal injury.
In Columbus and anywhere in the United States, those responsible for such injuries may be held accountable for their actions, not only through the legal system but also through civil actions. Lawsuits in civil court are often used in order to recover damages for medical costs and lost wages which the victim may incur as the result of the negligent actions of another person. Personal injuries from an altercation can sometimes leave victims with short-term and long-term medical expenses.
Source: NBC4i News, "Fight Sends 1 To Hospital, 1 To Jail," Donna Willis, Dec. 14, 2011