Tommy Thomas, a 14-year-old from Olathe, Colorado was riding a bike with his friend when he was hit by a tractor-trailer carrying cattle on October 6. Tommy sustained a traumatic brain injury in the truck accident, and doctors had to remove part of his skull to prevent further brain damage as his brain continued to swell.
Father Struggles to Visit Injured Child
His father, Tim, tries to visit his son’s hospital as much as he can, but the trip is long and expensive. Tommy was transferred to a hospital in Denver on November 20, nearly 300 miles away. Tim works part-time at Walmart and cannot always afford gas for the trip. Tim is still in disbelief that the accident happened to his son.
“It’s one of those things that happens to somebody else,” Tim told the The Daily Sentinel. “Tommy’s not even dead, but I’ve shed more tears over this. If a tear was worth a penny, this bill would be paid for.”
Long, Difficult Road to Recovery
Tim has raised hundreds of dollars through various fundraisers and charities, but he expects to pay a lot more. Doctors say it could be up to a year before he shows signs of recovery.
We understand the pain and uncertainty that Tim is going through. Victims of traumatic brain injuries often need to adjust to new lives after their accidents, and it is not an easy or cheap transition. Victims of brain injuries and bicycle accidents have options to seek justice against negligent parties to compensate for medical costs and emotional anguish. Call us today to learn more during a free consultation: (866) 377-3800.
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