Woman suffers second brain injury in car accident

Car accidents in Philadelphia can lead to a variety of different injuries and sometimes even death. These injuries can range from small scratches and bruises to paralysis and brain injuries. Those involved in car accidents may sustain injuries that they have to deal with for the rest of their lives.

This is the case for a 53-year-old woman who suffered a brain injury during a car accident in 2007. The woman was stopped at a red light when another driver rear-ended her. She still suffers the effects of the injury which took part of her temporal lobe. She has trouble balancing, orienting, adding long strings of numbers and has problems functioning under fluorescent lights.

Before the accident, the woman had a successful career working as a human factors/ergonomics engineer. Because of her injuries, she was unable to continue working in that field. She returned to school and recently graduated with two associates’ degrees to add to her double bachelor’s degree and master’s degree that she obtained before the accident.

Sadly, this isn’t the woman’s first brain injury. When she was 22, she suffered a head injury in a horse riding accident. She had to relearn basic tasks like standing and walking. It took her around nine years to fully recover.

This woman has gone through so much in her life. She would be well advised to consult with a personal injury attorney about her right to compensation for her pain and suffering and medical expenses incurred as a result of her car accident.

Source: Journal Sentinel, “MATC student conquers brain injuries, limitations to graduate,” Karen Herzog, May 20, 2014



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