Julia Ramos was severely injured in a one-car automobile accident in October of 2009. As a result of this devastating accident, she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
The impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating for the injured and his/her family. Those suffering from a TBI can have permanent brain damage including problems breathing, walking, control of muscle reflexes, speech capacity, and more. Coping with TBI may require substantial and long-term care from loved ones. Such is the case for the unfortunate Ms. Ramos, who lost control of her vehicle during a rain storm and slammed into a pole. The impact of the crash caused several facial and skull fractures and swelling of her brain. Ramos had been in a coma at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where her status was less than marginal. Unless doctors noted some sign of brain activity, Ramos would have to be admitted to a nursing home. She was unable to breathe on her own and was fed through a feeding tube. When the swelling in her brain began forcing one eye out of its socket, doctors performed a bedside procedure to relieve the pressure and fluid. The family refused to give up; this includes her fiancé, Chris Medina.
Mr. Medina stayed at her bedside talking and playing his guitar until one day there was a glimmer of hope – she waved to his camera phone; Medina caught this on tape for the doctors. Then, she began breathing on her own. Soon after, she began a difficult rehabilitation program.
Ms. Ramos can not speak clearly. She needs help standing and walking; she can walk short distances on her own. She needs constant supervision. Her family has been fortunate to have support from family and friends. They held a fundraiser to raise money for her medical expenses, of which already exceeded $30,000 out-of-pocket. Ms. Ramos may never fully recover. She may never walk down the wedding aisle without assistance. But her family remains optimistic.
Obviously, there is no auto accident lawsuit to pursue here; Ms. Ramos cannot sue herself. Michigan is the only state in the country that offers unlimited no-fault medical coverage, her medical bills would have been covered by her automobile insurance; more states need to follow the Michigan example and offer first party no-fault benefits to their citizens, without sacrificing their right to sue the at-fault party for serious injuries. With this type of coverage, Ms. Ramos would not be in the situation she is in today; all of her medical bills would be paid, even though she was the at-fault driver.
The team at Lawsuit Financial extends our heartfelt prayers to Ms. Ramos and her family. We hope that Ms. Ramos will continue to progress, beat the odds, and walk down the aisle in her wedding gown. Lawsuit funding is a service that provides financial assistance to people who have been injured in accident caused by the negligence of another party. We help innocent, injured victims and their families cover bills and expenses while their accident case, seeking compensation from the at-fault party, is pending in court. Legal finance services can be a vital asset to achieving full compensation for your auto accident case and a valuable strategic tool to prevent settling a case too soon and for too little. The application process is simple and free; a lawsuit cash advance can be arranged in as little as 24-48 hours.