A car accident can wreak havoc on an individual's life. Serious injuries can leave a car accident victim with broken bones and permanent disability. Perhaps the worst harm that can be done is a brain injury. Those who suffer a head injury may face years of rehabilitation and therapy in hopes of attaining a full recovery. One woman and her family are embarking on that difficult journey after a serious accident.
The woman was out with her friends when she was struck as she tried to cross the street. Her head slammed into the car's windshield, inflicting brain damage. Though the victim did not receive any broken bones, the head injury has taken its toll. The responsible driver was later arrested and charged with vehicular assault. A brain injury attorney may be able to offer the family help that is not given by the criminal law system.
A traumatic brain injury like that suffered in this accident has serious effects. The victim may have difficulty talking, walking and eating. Everyday life activities can be rendered difficult or impossible. With excellent rehabilitative medical care, a brain injury victim has hope of regaining the abilities she has lost.
Fortunately, a head injury attorney can help a victim and her family find a way to afford the care the victim needs. By proving the driver's negligence and that the injuries resulted from that negligence a victim can win her case. Since the driver in this case was arrested for vehicular assault, it is likely negligence existed.
Once a case is successful, a victim may obtain compensation. These awards may help pay for the expensive care needed to rehabilitate a brain injury. Perhaps then the victim can reach a fuller recovery and hope to achieve the normal life that was stripped away from her.
Source: My Fox Atlanta, "Decatur woman suffers brain injury in hit-and-run," Paul Yates, May 22, 2013