In Texas and elsewhere, an injury to the brain can be one of the most devastating of all types of injuries. Even for those lucky enough to retain cognitive function, a brain injury can leave a person struggling with lifelong health issues. When the injury occurs, it is often difficult to determine just how severe or far-reaching the effects will be, or the degree of medical care that will be required throughout the remainder of the victim's life.
To this end, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against a signage company after its alleged negligence resulted in a variety of injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. In March 2015, the woman walked by a crane device commonly known as a cherry picker. The company was using the cherry picker to perform work on a sign. As the woman passed beneath it on the sidewalk, the crane operator lowered the bucket without warning.