Olympic Rowing Champion May Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury from Truck Accident in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 06, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Athletes are athletes, and when you're one of the best in the world like James Cracknell is, you're constantly looking for new challenges. Recently, Mr. Cracknell decided to cross the continental United States on foot, by bicycle, by rowboat and by swimming. This comes on the heels of a wildly successful career as an Olympic rower, and the British athlete seemed primed for an awe-inspiring performance. Unfortunately, instead of obtaining service from those who would aim to publicize this massive achievement, Mr. Cracknell will instead need the help of an Arizona truck accident lawyer after he was seriously injured while riding his bicycle on July 20.
Cracknell Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury in AZ Truck / Bicycle Accident
Cracknell was riding through Arizona on that terrible day when he was suddenly hit from behind by a truck while on his bicycle. He was thrown from his bicycle and suffered a traumatic brain injury that doctors have stated will take at least six months to overcome. Mr. Cracknell also suffered a fractured skull in the Arizona truck accident. This recovery timetable is actually good news, as early reports indicated that Mr. Cracknell's life was in danger. There is no telling how long it will actually take Mr. Cracknell to recover from these injuries, but needless to say his effort to cross the United States is over.
Arizona Traumatic Brain Injury Auto Accident Lawyers
Unfortunately, there is no way to predict the particulars of any traumatic brain injury. These situations are always difficult, as the brain remains one of the true mysteries of the medical world. What is likely is that Mr. Cracknell, in addition to the already-extensive medical attention he's received, will need ongoing physical therapy and follow-up evaluations to closely manage his progress. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else's negligence, contact the Arizona truck accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.