It is common for some drivers to let off a little steam when driving. Ideally, this involves yelling or cursing at a fellow motorist who is driving erratically and texting at the same time. It can get scarier when angry drivers drive in a way that reflects their mood. The worst-case scenario is severe injury or grave bodily harm due to a conflict on the side of the road.

The latter was the case in Michigan when a man picked up a 23-year-old mother of two and body-slammed her down upon the concrete of a Starbucks parking lot after the two were involved in a crash. The woman was unconscious when the authorities arrived at the scene. She was taken to a local hospital and rushed into brain surgery. She was then put in a medically induced coma for a week because of the swelling of her brain caused by the physical trauma of the attack.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The attacker was apprehended and is now in jail, awaiting trial. Considering the overwhelming evidence against the attacker (including photos, license info, and eyewitnesses), he will likely end up in prison for some time. The victim and her family way also wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against the attacker as well. Brain injuries are complicated to treat effectively, and victims often end up with long-term injuries that include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Agitation or unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of balance or dizziness

Holding the negligent responsible

Driving on the roads and highways is a risky proposition both because of the obstacles and challenges of the road as well as the driving and behavior of the other drivers. The attacker faces felony charges, but the long-term injuries this young woman suffered could prevent her from caring for her family or holding a job to support them. There are significant medical expenses to consider as well. With this in mind, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the attacker as well to help pay reparations for all the injuries and hurt he caused.