This month we covered the story of 18-year-old Emily Brener, a Washington native who was seriously injured in a car accident in mid-December of last year. The teen suffered a traumatic head injury that will likely affect the rest of her life.
While many people think of accident victims in the days and weeks after a serious crash, it is vital to understand that the injured, like Emily, face very long and difficult roads to recovery. At the same time, families like Emily’s family are faced with deciding between work and caring for their loved one, and possibly between which bills to pay.
Especially among those that suffer from brain shearing, Emily is among the lucky ones. After being in a coma for weeks, she opened her eyes and slowly began initiating communication with her family. While doctors are unsure of how much she will ever recover from her injuries, she is currently improving while staying in a Tacoma assisted living facility. In recent days, she has been communicating through small hand movements and recognizing objects and dates. She has also started smiling. However, her left side is not responding and she is still recovering from her other serious injuries, which include a broken hip, broken pelvis, and damaged liver.
At the Andrew Kim Law Firm, we understand that brain injuries can require months and years of rehabilitation – and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. We also understand that many severe head injuries require a lifetime of care and ongoing medical costs. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by negligence, speak with a Seattle car accident attorney
Category: Car Accidents
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