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Car accidents: Woman overcomes serious injuries to graduate

Some people may not realize the extent to which a car accident can change a person's life until they experience it or know someone who has gone through the experience. Not only can car accidents result in serious injuries, but they can completely change the quality of people's lives. Fortunately, one Louisiana young woman has defied the odds of suffering traumatic injuries following a horrific car accident.

While riding with friends on summer break, another vehicle crashed into the side of the vehicle in which she was a passenger. She suffered serious injuries, including a collapsed lung and brain injury. Her physicians placed her in a medically-induced coma to allow her brain to heal. Due to the accident, she could not attend her chosen college as she had planned.

She spent months healing and participating in therapy. Not only did she have to relearn how to read and write, but she had to learn how to walk all over again. Eventually, she improved and was able to begin taking college courses. She recently graduated from a college in Texas and hopes to work in a children's hospital in the future.

Although she was able to overcome her injuries, it did not come without costs. Not only did she have to delay her college education, but the therapy and treatment clearly had significant costs. Victims of similar accidents in Louisiana may find it in their best interests to speak with a personal injury attorney about any options available to help recoup financial losses related to an accident. In car accidents where another person appears to have been negligent, it may be appropriate to file a lawsuit in civil court to seek compensation.

Source: khou.com, "4 years after life-threatening car accident, UNT student will graduate", Bradly Blackburn, Dec. 15, 2017

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