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Semi Driver Admits To Taking Eyes of Road Causing Crash That Left Young Child with a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The consequences of inattention may cause an automobile accident and result in serious personal injuries, even death.

A five-year-old boy suffered a traumatic brain injury after a semi rear-ended his family’s vehicle on July 5, 2016 on U.S. 31 in Oceana County, Michigan. The driver of the semi admitted that he briefly looking away from the road, and when he returned his attention, traffic had slowed for road construction. He attempted to slow but hit a Mazda, then the family’s Subaru. The collision forced both vehicles into the median. The driver of the Mazda suffered serious injuries. The five people in the Subaru, a couple and their three young children, suffered minor to serious injuries with the 5-year-old suffering the most severe injuries. The family was traveling between destinations on a summer vacation when the crash occurred. The semi-truck driver suffered minor injuries; charges against him are pending until all injuries have stabilized, according to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

The child’s brain injury has been described as ‘catastrophic’. He has been weaned off most medication, breathing on his own and slowly recovering, but is still unable to be transferred to a rehab hospital, before going home. The family is from the Port Huron area and struggling not only with all the medical costs, but all the expenses while trying to stay with the child. Additionally, the little boy will most likely need care and medical follow-up for the rest of his life.

The family will, most likely, pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for the child’s long-term care. Even though the truck driver admitted to taking his eyes off the road, traumatic brain injuries are complex and a large amount of time may elapse before the true extent of the injury is known. For this reason, litigation may drag on for years. While the family awaits a settlement or verdict, they may become further in debt as the bills and expenses related to the care and treatment for their son continues. Litigation funding may be the perfect solution for this family to bridge any financial gap until the case settles.

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