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Posted on July 8, 2014 by

Relative Retaliates after Beating of Alton Man

A forty-one-year-old Alton man was allegedly beaten with various weapons, including a motorcycle helmet and a golf club by three assailants earlier this month. According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, a relative of the victim reportedly shot one of the assailants in the leg at a local convenience store on that same night.

While the details remained unclear, warrants were issued for everyone who was involved in the situation. Both of the victims received treatment at a local hospital.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we understand that it can be tempting to take the law into your own hands when you are injured in an attack or in an accident. While you might never consider this type of an extreme retaliation effort, by not going to the police you are only creating more problems for yourself. You could also be creating problems for your family.

If you are injured in any way, the best thing to do is contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney after you have received the medical attention you need. An experienced attorney will know exactly how to handle your case, and your rights under the law will be protected. Taking the law into your own hands is dangerous, and by doing so, you will be forfeiting any chance you might have for appropriate compensation.