A unconscious woman, naked and beaten, was discovered in an undeveloped Miami cul-de-sac in Miami, in February 2005. Investigators, are still confused by the turns this case has taken.”She was dumped out and left for dead,” a Miami-Dade police detective said.
The victim was without identification, and even after canvassing houses near the site, the police were unable to turn up any new information. It was a day before the victim regained consciousness, but she had difficulty remember what happened, due to the savage beating she had received. While the extent of her injuries were unclear, the types of assaults can result in a broken bone, spinal injury or brain injury.
At the time, she couldn’t speak, but she was able to write enough to identify herself as a Ukrainian woman who worked for a cruise line. She also wrote down her attorney’s name and phone number, which the detective found “very unusual”, as told to a New York Injury Lawyer.
“Maybe they thought it was unusual that someone would ask for an attorney, but this woman had a horrific assault and probably was reaching for anything that she could,” an attorney explained.
The victim had been injured in the ship where she worked and had filed a suit against the cruise line. “I didn’t know nobody,” she said. “I was alone up here. So the only one person who I knew, that was my attorney.”
While she was recovering, the cruise line paid for her hotel, which was 10 miles from where she would be found.
“We have 16 cameras covering the whole perimeter of the hotel,” the hotel vice president told a Westchester County Personal Injury Lawyer. “Those cameras have a motion sensor detector. We have two security guards at night on duty. So we can see anything that happens.”
The police detective used the security DVDs to assist his investigation. The victim was seen walking to the lobby elevators at 3:41 am after buying a phone card to call her mother in Ukraine, and was not recorded again. Somehow she ended up 10 miles away, naked and beaten, where she was discovered five hours later.
“She has no clue what happened to her,” the police detective told Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer..
As mysterious as this case in, this women got off relatively lucky. These types of cases can result in emotional and physical scars that can last a lifetime. Injuries can run the gambit, from a back injury, to a skull fracture and even death in some instances. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a terrible accident, be sure to contact legal counsel for assistance as soon as possible. The sooner a qualified lawyer is on the case, the better. The injured party deserves just compensation for their injuries. Just compensation can include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost time from work, pain and suffering and more. Contact the skilled team at Stephen Bilkis and Associates to ensure that you case received the attention it deserves, and that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Most cases are not so mysterious – the circumstances of an injury are often well-known. However, a good legal mind is necessary to put those facts into a coherent argument, which often means contacting a qualified lawyer. If you are in need of legal assistance, speak to our team at Stephen Bilkis and Associates. We will offer you sound legal guidance and a free consultation.