44-Year-Old Mother Suffers The Worst Case of A Traumatic Brain Injury After Truck Driver Plows Into Her

By: JML Law | August 18, 2021.

Brain injuries can be life-threatening and have serious long-term consequences. At JML Law, our skilled Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys are dedicated to utilizing their resources to conduct a thorough investigation into serious personal injury claims. We make sure you get the proper medical care after a tragedy has struck. You deserve to have the necessary assistance needed to live a good quality of life.

What Happened In This Case

In Anaheim, California, Lam Nguyen, a 44-year-old mother, attempted to shield her 22-year-old daughter, Nhung Pham, from a pickup truck that ran into them while they stood in the crowd. The pickup truck driver was seen doing “donuts” and “burnouts” in front of the crowd at the fireworks show on the 4th of July. However, the mother of the driver claims that her son’s truck axle was broken and caused his truck to spin out.

The incident left Nguyen with severe brain trauma, collapsed lungs, broken torso and arms, multiple skull fractures, a lacerated liver, and broken pelvis and legs. She was diagnosed with the most severe category of traumatic brain injury, a Grade 3 diffuse axonal injury. The DAI caused her to be in a two-week-long coma. Nguyen’s entire body suffered internal and external damage, making it difficult to fight off a high-grade fever.

Nhung Pham underwent multiple surgeries to fix broken femurs, broken ribs, broken pelvis, internal bleeding, punctured liver and kidney, and numerous lacerations. A permanent rod has been inserted into her femur to keep it stabilized. The accident left her wheelchair-bound, undergoing physical therapy.

The Statistics Behind Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the CDC, approximately 166 victims die from a traumatic brain-related injury every day. TBI’s may have short-term and long-term health complications, including:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Dizzy spells
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Visual difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Impaired memory
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Aggression and other personality changes
  • Deficits in attention and concentration
  • Sleep difficulties

Severe enough brain damage can lead to long-term neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Traumatic brain injury victims’ condition tends to decline over the years. At the five-year mark, 22% of the victims die, and 30% of symptoms worsen.

The most common ways a person may get a TBI includes:

  • Falls
  • Firearm incidents
  • Assaults
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Our Team Is Prepared To Fight For Your Health

Brain injuries are difficult to deal with when you do not have all the necessary information you need. Please do not wait to consult with a Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorney so they can answer all your questions to help have a piece of mind. At JML Law, our goal is to focus all our attention on advocating for you and take care of all the legal aspects of your case. In addition, we work aggressively to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

If you or someone you care about has suffered from a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligent actions, reach out to us immediately for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800.

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