Car Accident Leaves Tampa Bay Teen With a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Shapiro Law Group


After a car accident left an 18-year-old Tampa Bay high school student with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), members of the community have gathered to show their support in her recovery. High school staff members were stunned by the show of love and concern for the future of the young woman. School faculty members have even made personal donations to ensure that the family members can take time off work to be by their daughter’s side.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the young woman and two of her friends had pulled over to the side of the road to change a tire when a driver lost control of his vehicle, hitting all three girls. Community fundraising events have been organized to help the young woman and her family during this difficult time.

Do TBIs Cause Permanent Disability?

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, recovery from a TBI can be unpredictable. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, the victim may deal with permanent cognitive and behavioral issues. If a brain injury is severe enough, an individual might require long-term care managed by family and professional caregivers.

Should Accident Survivors or Family Members Hire an Attorney?

Family members who lose loved ones to acts of negligence like texting and driving can seek justice for damages and losses. Negligent actions such as texting and driving are causing a nationwide epidemic of tragedies exactly like this one. Families who have faced seeing a loved one catastrophically injured should reach out to an attorney to find out what options are available to them.

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