The family of Tomekia Baldwin filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio and Mayor Ivy Taylor’s driver for injuries she sustained as a result of a car wreck that occurred on April 18, 2015. The plaintiffs allege that Mayor Taylor’s driver failed to stop at a red light and hit a convertible in which Baldwin was a passenger. As a result of the wreck, Baldwin suffered a traumatic brain injury. Baldwin has permanent brain damage and critical cognitive insults, which have led to the loss of her bodily functions.
A traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force, such as a car accident, that damages the skull or causes the brain to move inside the skull. Severe traumatic brain injury occurs when the injured person has lost consciousness for more than thirty minutes and there is memory loss after the injury or a penetrating skull injury that lasts longer than 24 hours. If the brain injury is severe, the injured person could suffer life-changing and devastating complications. These life-changing complications range from the impairment of higher level cognitive functions to comatose states.
The effects of severe traumatic brain injuries can be profound. Individuals can be left in long-term unresponsive states or die as a result of their injuries. If you or someone you know is a victim of a traumatic brain injury, it is important to understand your right to recover. Contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 800-594-4884 for a confidential consultation.