On Wednesday March 14th, the Phoenix Police Department reported that a man shot two drivers near Broadway Road and 16th Street. The incidents occurred around 4:30am.
According to the report, the suspect flagged down cars in two separate incidents. In both incidents, the suspect shot each driver when he/she pulled over. Each driver sustained a non-life threatening injury to one of their extremities. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The Phoenix Police Department is still looking for the shooting suspect who is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. He was seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt at the time of the attacks.
If the suspect is caught, he will likely be charged with the assault or attempted murder of the drivers. The victims may also file civil lawsuits against him for the medical expenses related to their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering that resulted from being shot by the attacker.
Arizona law allows personal injury victims up to two years following their injuries to file their personal injury claims. In this situation, the victims do not know the identity of their attacker. A 1998 court case created the rule that the two-year clock starts running when the victim “knows or with reasonable diligence should know the facts underlying the cause” of his/her injury. Therefore, these victims will have two years from date they learn or should have learned the identity of their attacker to file civil lawsuits for their damages.
If you have been injured in a physical attack, please contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the personal injury law firm Oracle Law Group today.
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