A Queens man who beat up a 4-foot-11 Bronx woman pleaded guilty even as the victim’s mother called him a coward, sources told New York Injury Lawyers. He is accused of beating the woman into a coma over a parking space in the East Village.
The 35-year-old Queens man had already apologized for the February 25 assault of the woman and even made a video-taped confession to the police, but he still pleaded not guilty.”So I punched her in the face and I saw her fall to the ground,” the Queens man said after his arrest. “I hit her because she hit me.”
The 25-year-old victim is still in the hospital, as if this writing. Her mother says she has emerged from her coma, however.
“It’s a huge miracle,” the mother expressed to Bronx Personal Injury Lawyers.
According to the mother, the victim has sustained a brain injury and has a long way to go to full recovery, if she ever gets there at all. Part of the victim’s skull already had to be removed to reduce swelling in her brain. She will carry a scar on the top of her head from ear to ear for the rest of her life.
“I don’t know if she will be able to work again, drive a car or walk without assistance,” the mother said.
The victim was unemployed, after a November layoff from her job as a social worker with an HIV-prevention organization.
The suspect explained that he was very sorry and that he hit the woman “out of reflex” when she swatted him for trying to back his car into a parking space she was trying to save for her boyfriend. He drove off when he saw the victim’s boyfriend coming at him from across the street. Apparently unbothered by the incident, the suspect attended a friend’s birthday party later that night.
“I find it so callous that he hit her and drove away like a coward,” the mother sadly recalled. “It’s absurd that this happened over a parking spot. It’s absurd that he hit a girl and that he went to a party after he watched her hit the ground.”
These types of incidents leave not only physical scars, but emotional ones as well. If you have been the victim of a personal injury incident, it is important that you ensure that your rights are protected though every stage of the legal process. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries which can include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotion distress.
Don’t let someone get away with causing you or a loved one personal harm, either physical or financial. Call Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice and a free consultation..