A traumatic brain injury can permanently alter an individual’s quality of life. These accidents are sometimes unpredictable, no matter how safe a driver may be. Atlanta residents should be aware of what to do in the unfortunate event that a tragic accident occurs.
A local 25-year-old female visiting another city for a bachelorette party was injured when she was walking across a street and was hit by a car. Her head hit the car’s windshield. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene and did not check on the woman. The young woman suffered from a traumatic brain injury and is currently in Atlanta’s Shepherd Center receiving treatment. The young woman is making significant progress, but her family knows that her road to recovery is going to be a long one.
When an individual suffers from a traumatic brain injury, there are a great deal of expenses involved. The healing process can be extremely slow and victims may be faced with permanent disability. Insurance companies may only cover them up to a certain extent (if, indeed, at all). This forces some families to make changes in order to pour resources into caring for their injured loved one.
When another individual is responsible for an accident that results in injury, injury victims are able to use the court system in order to help seek compensation for their losses. Responsible parties may have to pay for medical expenses, missed earnings and pain and suffering costs. Atlanta accident victims may consider seeking the help of experienced legal professionals to discuss the protections and options available to them.
Source: My Fox Atlanta, “Decatur woman suffers brain injury in hit-and-run,” Yates, May 22, 2013