The brain is the most important organ of the body and the effects of a brain injury can be devastating, wreaking havoc on the body’s ability to function normally. A Yuma, Arizona, resident who sustains brain damage can be impaired for life and may need long-term medical care. Accidents resulting in brain injury can happen to anyone, at any time, even while mowing a lawn.
In a recent incident in Phoenix, Arizona, a man was hit by a truck from behind while mowing a lawn. Before the 61-year-old landscaper knew what hit him, he was transported to a local hospital to undergo brain surgery. According to reports, the accident was caused by a teenager’s reckless driving when he sped through a stop sign, causing a series of collisions that lead to the truck striking the landscaper. Three other vehicles were damaged in the accident by flying debris.
A daredevil teenager’s fast and furious driving with blatant disregard for traffic laws and safety has resulted in a tragic accident with grave consequences for all involved. Property damage and injury to two drivers involved, one serious enough for emergency brain surgery, were the consequences of bad judgment. How extensive is the landscaper’s brain damage? Will he suffer from long-term medical problems or disability because of someone else’s carelessness and negligence? These questions loom large in the wake of this tragic accident.
Any accident can cause permanent brain damage requiring long-term, expensive medical treatment and therapy. Even with immediate medical care, there is no guarantee that a person will recover completely from a traumatic brain injury, wreaking havoc on the lives of their family members as well. In Arizona, and throughout the Southwest, if a brain injury happens because of another person’s negligence, the victim may wish to consult an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney. With the right help, a victim can expect the right compensation and medical care.
Source: KPHO.com, “Landscaper hit in chain-reaction crash undergoes brain surgery,” Phil Benson, March 27, 2014