Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end, is the defendant of a personal injury lawsuit accusing him of shooting a man in the face at a strip club out of state. The altercation purportedly took place in February 2013 while the two men were riding the same vehicle after visiting the club.
The plaintiff, Alexander Bradley, claims that Hernandez aimed the weapon at him and it went off. As a result, Bradley says, he lost on eye, required facial reconstructive surgery, and sustained damage to his right arm and hand. He contends that Hernandez wasn’t licensed to carry the gun. Bradley is seeking over $100,000.
If you or someone you love was injured in a Massachusetts incident that you believe was caused by someone else’s reckless or careless actions, please contact our Boston injury lawyers today.
Meantime, Hernandez could be facing more legal troubles. The body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd was discovered near his home earlier this week in North Attleboro. Police secured a warrant to search the football player’s home after a rental car registered to him was connected to the murder. According to Boston’s Fox 25 news, an anonymous source says that forensic evidence linked a car driven by Hernandez to the crime scene and that he and Odin were together at a bar on the night that the latter died.
ABC News says that a security system in the NFL player’s home that includes video surveillance has been destroyed, as has a cell phone that has since been given police. Sports Illustrated CNN says that Hernandez will likely be arrested.
Source: Patriots’ Hernandez likely to be arrested, SI.com, June 20, 2013
Patriots Star Sued, TMZ, June 19, 2013
Lawsuit: Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez shot man after fight at a Miami Gardens strip club , Miami Herald, June 21, 2013
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Violent crimes can be grounds for a Boston personal injury case, in addition to criminal charges. You want to work with a Massachusetts wrongful death law firm that knows how to pursue your compensation in this type of civil case. Remember, a person doesn’t have to be charged in criminal court to be held liable in civil court. Many injury cases also are settled via arbitration.