Man In Tree Tasered-Falls and Sustains Life Altering Injuries
This is a rather unusual case in which a man was tasered, while in a tree, causing him to fall from the tree to the ground, suffering injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Apparently, the incident was the result of an attempt to serve an arrest warrant upon the now seriously injured man. Instead of cooperating, the man climbed a tree, and, according to many witnesses, he sat down and was doing little else than sitting in the tree, doing nothing.
An officer decided to shock the man with his Taser; witnesses indicate that the man stood up in pan and fell to the ground resulting in the severe injuries reported. The police indicate that the man may have had a knife and that his fall may have been a failed suicide attempt; this account, obviously, conflicts with the eyewitness accounts.
Considering conflicting reports of the officer's conduct here, the injured man will likely consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in police misconduct or police brutality cases. Whether or not he is permanently paralyzed or totally disabled, he is likely to need interim financial support.
If a lawsuit is filed in this instance, sorting out the conflicts between the officer's story and the witnesses' story will take some time. And, the subsequent lawsuit will be contested and could drag on for months, even years. In the meantime, this man will need to be able to pay his medical expenses, pay for any therapy he may need, buy any special equipment to help him, perhaps have to renovate his home to allow for a wheelchair and pay for multiple medications. It would be a heavy financial burden and since he would likely no longer be able to work, he may need money fast.
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