South Carolina police arrested Marcos Perez, age 20, after he attacked and stabbed a man who was walking his dog past Wesley Matthews Elementary School. Although none of the injuries were life threatening, the dog walker did sustain multiple injuries to his face, hand, and neck as a result of trying to defend himself during the attack.
According to police reports, Perez asked his victim if he knew what time it was. After the dog walker looked away, Perez attacked him with the knife. He was aiming for the dog walker’s neck.
Police report that the dog walker had never met Perez before and that the victim did nothing to provoke the attack. Following the incident, the dog walker was admitted to Kendall Regional Medical Center to have his defensive wounds treated.
Police weren’t able to detain Perez until the next day when they found him in the same general area as the attack. The identified him based on the description provided by his victim.
When questioned by the police. Perez not only denied that he was involved in the attack, he also stated that he was at home at the time of the incident. His mother disagrees, stating that he was out of the house. She also told police that her son had a violent history.
Both Perez and the victim were brought to the police station where the victim identified Perez in a photo lineup. After that, Perez was charged with attempted murder.
“It will be interesting to hear more details of this case and the defendants background,” Joe and Martin managing partners of a top personal injury firm with an office headquartered in South Carolina said when he learned of the details of this particular case. “Regardless of what triggered the attack, I strongly urge the victim to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Based on the facts I’ve been told, he should have a strong civil case and is entitled to a personal injury settlement. He doesn’t have to wait until the conclusion of the criminal case to start the process.”
Although each case is different, whenever someone is injured by someone else or as a result of someone else’s actions, they’re entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. This case is completely separate from any criminal trial that may take place. A person can even be found innocent of the criminal charges and still find themselves paying a court ordered settlement as a result of the civil case.
According to www.joeandmartin.com, a good personal injury lawyer will review the details of your unique case and guide you through the legal process. Not only will they help you determine how much of a settlement you can ask for, they will also help you determine who to name as the defendants in the case.
Every case he will take on is different, and he will evaluate your case individually, help you navigate the complex legal process so you can focus on the most important thing: your recovery.
Once the paperwork has been filed, your personal injury attorney will stand beside you as the case moves through the negotiation phase of the civil legal process.