Emily Bowman’s Physical Progress:  WSB-TV channel 2  in Atlanta reported that Emily Bowman is improving after over a year of extensive medical treatment for her traumatic brain injury.  It is great to hear that she has been able to speak and stand with assistance.  This clearly demonstrates that traumatic brain injuries can be life altering and that progress is only possible with enormous effort from the injured party and her doctors.  It is such an incredible tragedy that this active and thriving UGA college student has had her life completely changed due to the negligent and criminal actions of a hit and run, drunk driver.  Her courage, her friends and families tireless love and support, and the best medical treatment possible has at least allowed her to be able to speak a few words and stand with assistance.  Hopefully, Ms. Bowman will continue to recover and improve from the difficult challenges and limitations that result from traumatic brain injuries.

Pedestrian Accident Summary:  Emily Bowman’s life was altered forever on February 16, 2013 when she was hit by a hit and run driver  that was also DUI in Athens, Georgia.  She was struck while walking in the grass along Oak Street in Athens.  She suffered catastrophic injuries which included a traumatic head injury.   Emily Bowman was a college student at the University of Georgia when this happened.  The suspect was later arrested and charged with hit and run and driving under the influence.

Personal Injury Damages:  Attorney Richard Griffin of the Griffin Law Firm has handled many personal injury accidents involving pedestrians hit by automobiles.  In this case, the personal injury claimant is entitled to the past and future medical expenses, past and future lost income, and for a life time of pain and suffering.  Since traumatic brain injuries often require surgeries, rehab, and home healthcare, the medical bills alone can be staggering.  In this case Ms. Bowman is also entitled to the projected lost income that is likely to result from her disabling injuries.   When a negligent driver is guilty of hit and run or DUI (driving under the influence), then the personal injury claimant is also entitled to punitive damages.

Insurance Coverage:  In Georgia, it is currently legal to insure your automobile for only $25,000 / $50,000 for liability coverage.  This means that drivers often are under insured when the negligently cause an accident since personal injury accidents involving fractures, spinal injuries, traumatic head injuries, herniated discs, and other serious accidents often have medical that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.  How can you protect yourself from the risk of not having enough insurance coverage for an unexpected serious personal injury claim?  The key is to buy as much UM (uninsured motorist or under-insured motorist coverage) as you can afford.  Then if someone else’s negligent driving cause you to sustain catastrophic injuries and medical expenses, you will have be able to recover for the full value of your personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Personal Injury Attorneys:  Attorney Richard Griffin of the Griffin Law Firm let’s people know that if you are seriously injured in an accident, then you need to hire an experienced injury attorney to make sure you receive the settlement that you need and deserve.  If you or someone you know has a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim, then you should call 877-PAIN-LAW or 877-724-6529 today for a free consultation.