Florida teen needs more than insurance after brain injury from crash

Car accidents, whether they involve other drivers, pedestrians or other motorists on the road, can have catastrophic consequences. These consequences can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and sometimes even the loss of life.

Three months ago, a 15-year-old was a normal, healthy, teenage boy in Florida. That was before he decided to go for a ride on an ATV. He was then involved in a car accident with an SUV that left him clinging to life.

Now, because of the severe neck injury that he suffered in the crash, he has been left with extensive brain damage. Though his family remains hopeful and hangs onto his smile as a sign that he is aware of what is going on, he has remained in a vegetative state for the past three months. It is very possible that he will never heal from the brain damage that resulted from the impact in the crash.

Because of his lack of progress rehabilitating from his injuries he was discharged from the hospital. In addition, his medical insurance has since run out. This means that his family has been left to care for their son who requires constant around the clock care.

When such a devastating injury leaves a family without resources to cover the medical expenses that are required to care for their loved one, it might be a good time to consider whether the other motorist can be held financially responsible for the crash in some manner, such as by contributing towards their medical expenses.

Source: Bay News 9, “Teen in ATV crash remains in vegetative state as loved ones raise funds,” Eric Sollman, Sept. 9, 2012