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Woman files lawsuit after cherry-picker crane causes brain injury

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.

The bucket struck the woman on the head, causing her to fall and resulting in a number of serious injuries. In addition to a traumatic brain injury, she asserts that she lost consciousness, was concussed and suffers from dizziness. She also claims that she hurt her neck, back and left arm. The woman is seeking an excess of $50,000 in damages.

Anyone in Texas who has suffered a serious brain injury will likely need extensive and costly medical treatment, both in the immediate aftermath of the accident and sometimes for months or even years afterwards. Not only are such medical treatments costly, but victims with brain injuries are often left with a good deal of pain and suffering and diminished capacity, both mental and physical. An attorney with experience in comparable cases can help such victims seek justice when the evidence suggests the injury was caused by the negligence of another party or parties.

Source: pennrecord.com, "Lawsuit: Cherry-picker struck woman in head", Nicholas Malfitano, Feb. 9, 2017

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