After A Brain Injury Left Her Without the Ability to Speak, Young Girl Utters First Words

Traumatizing brain injuries ruin lives. When we stop to think about the person we are, everything goes back to the brain. A single organ runs our memories, thoughts, and the ability to express ourselves.

Are you a great quarterback? Physical endurance aside, it’s your brain that allows you to make quick judgments on the field, throw a pass just right, put that perfect spin on the ball.

Are you a writer? Your brain sends the messages to your fingertips to type. It houses the imagination it takes to create a story.

Are you a child? Your brain is continuously developing. Social skills, navigating middle school, learning what you’re good at and what you love all come back to the brain.

Sophia Munson was a typical 11-year-old girl until a fateful car accident robbed her of the ability to walk and speak in 2019. She suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused a stroke. Then, miraculously, she uttered her first words.

The amount of trauma and heartbreak Sophia and her family have suffered is immeasurable. The Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC understands brain injuries are devastating and often have long-term consequences. If you or someone you loved has suffered a brain injury, you need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas, Texas, to recover the damages your family deserves. Don’t take on the financial burden of long-term care and recovery on your own. Don’t spend a moment away from a loved one to fight and negotiate with an insurance company. Spend every precious moment with your family. Let us handle the rest.

An Amazing Start to Recovery

While the country celebrated Memorial Day weekend in 2019, Sophia fought for her life. After 101 days in the hospital, she was released to her family without the ability to walk or speak. A beautiful, healthy young girl should have been outside running with friends and worried about pop quizzes. Instead, she was utterly dependent on her family and had to adjust the way she communicated.

That is until Sophia’s mother put her to bed one-night last month.

“Ma. Mamma.”

Her mother heard her utter her first words since the accident. Now, Sophia is talking in full sentences and hopes to walk on her own one day.

The brain is a funny thing. Something clicked, and now Sophia is making great strides in her recovery.

Traumatizing Brain Injuries Across the US

Brain injuries are a tremendous health problem in the US. Most traumatic brain injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, like Sophia Munson. According to a study by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control,

  • Each year, 275,000 people are hospitalized and released with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
  • 52,000 deaths are attributed to TBIs
  • Falls for children 0-4 are a leading cause of TBIs
  • Adults 75 and older have the highest rate of TBIs and death
  • 20–24-year-olds have the highest rate of death from a TBI in a motor vehicle accident.

The Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC is Here for You

Sophia Munson is a prime example of how hard and difficult recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be. When you have suffered a brain injury, you need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas, Texas. The Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC has extensive experience in brain injuries. Our successful attorneys can see that you and your family recover the damages needed for:

  • Loss of wages while you are unable to work
  • Medical bills
  • Ongoing medical care (surgeries, physical and occupational therapy, at-home nursing care)
  • Possible pain and suffering damages

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