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Boy Dies After Traumatic Brain Injury in Parking Garage Accident


A seven year old boy passed away after suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident at a parking garage in Nashville. Dedric Holt, 7, was injured in an accident involving a garage gate at a Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) garage at Mosley and 6th on June 11. According to a bystander who witnessed the accident, the child was playing at an adjacent playground with his cousins before approaching the gate. It is unclear how the gate to the parking garage opened, but the child grabbed onto the gate as it opened, and it lifted him off of the ground. He rolled up into the motor shaft at the top of the gate, where he sustained a serious brain injury. After being taken to the Intensive Care Unit, Dedric sadly passed away on June 30.

Traumatic brain injuries do not just occur in car accidents or crashes on the road. They can happen in almost any type of accident and cause catastrophic injuries or death to the victim. At Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville, we take these cases seriously and will zealously advocate for our clients who have suffered a head or brain injury in an accident. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation of your claims.

Compensation for Brain Injuries

The ramifications of a serious brain injury can be long-lasting and require extensive care after an accident. The additional costs of treating the immediate and long-term effects of a brain injury necessitate that an injury victim be fully compensated for the harm caused to them by others in an accident. Compensation for a traumatic brain injury includes coverage of all economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include all out of pocket expenses, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. It also includes all future out of pocket costs, including rehabilitation, transportation, medical devices, home aides, and more. Noneconomic damages compensation a victim with TBI for all pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

In the worst cases, where a person dies as a result of the severity of their brain injuries, the family may also seek additional compensation for wrongful death. This includes compensation for all final medical expenses, funeral costs, burial costs, and reparations for the loss of love, guidance, support, and comfort from their lost loved one. If you would like to learn more about possible compensation for an accident involving a head or brain injury, talk to our office today.

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If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury in an accident it is critical that you speak with an experienced Nashville personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free case consultation.


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