12-Year Old Maryland Boy Suffers Critical Head Injuries In Car Accident In Germantown

Carson Daniel Fehner, 12, was seriously injured last Tuesday when the minivan that his mother was driving turned left into the path of a tow truck. He sustained critical head trauma and was airlifted to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. His mother, Terri, was not hurt in the car accident, and police say that side airbags may have saved the boy’s life.

Terri, 51, had turned left from Germantown Road in front of the path of a truck that was towing another vehicle. Both vehicles had green lights. The tow truck’s driver, Earl Jobe, 48, did not sustain injuries.

In the United States, about 5 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and truck crashes.

Kinds of Head injuries:

· Concussions
· Brain damage
· Cerebral contusions
· Indirect trauma
· Diffuse axonal injury
· Hypoxia
· Direct trauma
· Hematoma
· Edema
· Intercerebral hemorrhage
· Hygroma
· Hydrocephalus
· Epidural hematoma
· Subdural hematoma

Signs that a brain injury has taken place:

· Loss of consciousness
· Post traumatic amnesia
· Concussion
· Encephalopathy
· Focal Neurological Signs
· Seizure

If you or a loved one has suffered a head trauma in an accident caused by a negligent party, you will want to speak with a personal injury lawyer who can help you. At Lebowitz and Mzhen, our personal injury lawyers are experienced in dealing with cases where people have suffered a serious head injury. We will work with respected neurologists, physicians, and other specialists to evaluate your case so we know how to best handle your injury case and how much damages to seek on your behalf.

We represent clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C., so contact Lebowitz and Mzhen today. Our initial consultation with Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen is free.

Boy has serious head injuries after accident, Gazette.net, February 21, 2007

Related Web Resource:

The Brain Injury Recovery Network

Brain Injury Resource Center

Tort Law, Cornell Law School

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