Serving a person a warrant is not as easy as it looks in popular television or movies. A bench warrant, which is a written order by a judge that authorizes the arrest of someone charged with some crime, contempt or misdemeanor, takes a bit more effort than just ringing the doorbell or knocking on someone’s door.
Recently, a Sheriff’s deputy who was assisting colleagues executing a bench warrant in Allegheny County suffered a severe head injury. The deputy fell from a 15-foot concrete wall at the rear of the residence where he was serving a bench warrant.
The Sheriff’s deputy had been helping the fugitive squad, which was tracking down a man wanted for forfeiting his bond with a court case, as well as on an arrest warrant from another town. The man has since been arrested.
The deputy struck his head on the ground and was in critical condition before later being upgraded to stable. He was bleeding profusely at the scene but the injury was not considered life-threatening.
It has also since been learned that the Sheriff’s deputy suffered a severe concussion, lost vision in his left eye and had to have his scalp reattached through plastic surgery.
Head injuries are no joke, especially traumatic ones from a 15-foot fall. An estimated 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury each year.
On top of the injury itself, other things now come into play, such as wage loss and medical bills as well as whether the injured officer will ever be able to return to work.
Calling a lawyer soon after this type of serious injury occurs allows the injured person and their family to focus on the physical and emotional recovery of the injured person and enables the lawyer to help ensure that they receive all the medical and wage benefits that they are entitled to receive. Attorney Jason Matzus has experience in representing law enforcement officers injured in the line of duty and understands the benefits that are available.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job or suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is essential you seek the aid of an experienced lawyer.
The Pennsylvania lawyers at Matzus Law, LLC have plenty of experience in catastrophic injury litigation as well as personal injury and workplace injuries. For a free initial consultation, call (412) 206-5300 today. Matzus Law, LLC will make sure you get back on your feet and healthy while they handle the legal aspect of your case.
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