Joe Sims’ 9-month-old daughter may owe her life to the infant car seat her dad strapped her in to on March 21. At around 11:00 a.m., Sims was leaving the Columbia Mall area when his truck began veering diagonally across South James Campbell Boulevard and ended up crashing into a nearby drainage ditch. The force of the impact smashed the front of his Ford F-150 into the ground. The Daily Herald noted that first responders at the scene found him to be unresponsive to their questions, and he was bleeding from head trauma.
When he came to, Sims was unable to use his right arm—a sign of severe head injury. A ladder needed to be lowered into the embankment in order to reach Sims to pull him from the crushed truck. He was quickly airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for a possible traumatic brain injury (TBI) and was listed in stable condition. Authorities reported that Sims’ daughter appeared to be uninjured when she was extracted from the vehicle. As a precaution, she was admitted to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released. Investigators are still working to try to determine what caused the wreck.
According to the Brain Injury Institute, TBIs caused by car accidents are “typically the most severe and often have lasting consequences.” Caring for someone with a brain injury can also mean a lifetime of medical expenses and brain injury rehabilitation. If a negligent driver causes an accident that results in you or a loved one sustaining head trauma, it may be confusing to know what to do next. Our Nashville car accident lawyer wants to help you navigate the oftentimes confusing legal process, and hold the negligent party liable for their mistakes. Talk with us today at (615) 845-6141. We are here to assist you in your road to recovery.
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