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In what turned out to be a prolonged legal battle, a Mission Viejo couple has won a settlement of nearly $260,000 from Orange County after a woman sustained injuries from an altercation with Orange County sheriff’s deputies.

According to reports from the Orange County Register, Mission Viejo resident Toy White got a black eye after she tried to shut the door on the deputies who arrived to deal with a report about her Old English sheepdog. Reports show that the deputies did not have a warrant, and when White tried to shut the door on them, one of them called out that she was resisting arrest. Toy and her husband, Steve White, took the case to court, claiming an assault by the deputies made White fall and hit her face on her stone floor.

This story doesn’t end with a black eye. Further reports indicate that at least one of the deputies involved in that 2007 incident has since received charges on other cases of excessive force, has surrendered his badge, has received a DUI charge and is dealing with suspicion of illegal drug activity.

Cases like this show how aggressive police activity can threaten the welfare of people who then need to rely on Orange County personal injury attorneys to help them go up against a municipality or other responsible party after an injury. If you have sustained an injury in any kind of assault case, please feel free to contact our County personal injury lawyer Habbas. He will work hard to get you the compensation to which you are entitled under the law. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help injury victims get the compensation they need for medical costs, out-of-pocket expenses and time away from work.. Habbas will listen carefully to the details of your case and help you build a strong personal injury claim. Contact The Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084 today so that Mr. Habbas and our professional staff can help you get experienced legal representation on your side.