An 8-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a moped crash in Cobb County in February says she is “happy to be home” after seven weeks in the hospital, according to a report from Fox 5. The accident occurred near the intersection of Mableton Parkway and Bonanza Trail after the child’s mother had picked her up from school. The accident caused injuries to the child that — in spite of the child wearing a helmet — included a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury. The child was in a coma for a month, and her mother said that doctors told her numerous times that they didn’t expect the child to survive.
The child’s eighth birthday came and went while she was in the hospital, but the investigation into the accident that caused her injury is ongoing. Police say that the accident occurred because the child’s mother left her lane, causing the moped to hit another vehicle. However, the woman argues that she only left her lane after the moped was struck by another car and she lost control. The collision with the second vehicle caused both her and her daughter to be ejected, with the child ending up in busy afternoon traffic. The woman, a single mother now faced with significant medical bills following her daughter’s hospitalization, has set up a GoFundMe account in hopes of obtaining financial assistance from others.
A police report that suggests fault for an accident is only one type of evidence that an experienced car accident attorney can use to prove liability. When this liability is disputed, other types of evidence may be sought to determine how an accident really happened, including reports from eyewitnesses and video surveillance footage from nearby homes or businesses.
If you or your child have been injured as a result of an accident that you believe was the fault of another roadway user, an attorney from Cambre & Associates can evaluate your case for free and tell you about the legal options you have for seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of the injury. Contact us for more information.