A teen was injured after being shot with a BB in the temple while driving his car on a country road near Eldon, Missouri. The teenager had four other passengers in the car when he suddenly felt pain in his temple and became very disoriented. The teen received emergency treatment and medical professionals took two hours to remove the BB lodged in his temple. The teen also suffered bleeding in the brain. Sheriff's deputies reported the shooter of the toy BB gun to be a 31-year-old man. The Highway Patrol trooper reported the man claimed to have aimed the BB gun at the car, but did not mean to hit anyone. The man is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree assault. The teenage driver is still healing from the injury and will not be allowed to drive for six months.
If you have been the victim of a violent attack, then you cannot count on law enforcement alone to help you secure justice for the injuries and damages you have suffered. Without taking your own legal action, there is no guarantee that you will receive the compensation you are entitled, regardless of the criminal consequences the individual faces. The restitution to the victims is not always the result of a criminal process. If your injuries from the assault have caused medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental distress, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to fight for your fair compensation. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth, today and get the support you deserve from St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys. To learn whether you have grounds for legal action, contact Meyerkord & Kurth, for a free consultation.