A Newcastle teenager is making steady progress in his medical treatment and recovery from a near fatal crash. Caleb Freeman sustained critical injuries in December, 2017 while traveling to an Okalahoma University basketball game. Caleb’s brother, Clayton, was also in the accident. Clayton, however, escaped with only minor injuries.
Caleb, on the other hand, sustained critical injuries. He suffered severe brain trauma which required extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation. He remains at Craig Hospital where he has been for the past 70 days. His expected release from the hospital still remains about 53 days away.
Despite his continuing hospitalization, Caleb is making remarkable strides in recovery. Earlier this month he took his first steps since the accident. Last month, he said his first words since December. This week Caleb went on a car ride with his family. Caleb’s family is actively posting stories about his progress on social media accounts. They have also set up a donation site to assist with medical bills. We certainly look for Caleb to continue his recovery and we hope that he will eventually be able to resume the life he had prior to his tragic accident.
Medical Treatment And Recovery
When a serious accident occurs, the road to recovery is long and painful. Medical bills pile up for months or even years as slow progress is made towards recovery. During this time, the insurance company will want to settle your personal injury claim as quickly and cheaply as they possibly can. While a quick settlement might seem like a good idea because it gives you some money immediately, such settlements often fail to account for the cost of future medical care, including surgeries and other unexpected long term medical needs. When there is an accident with critical injuries, the costs of medical care are often hard to predict.
It is important for you to discuss the settlement process with an experienced lawyer. Your lawyer will advise you as to the best time to begin negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. In many cases, it is best to wait until you have reached what doctors call “maximum medical recovery” before trying to resolve your case.
At the McGuire Law Firm we have years of experience with serious accidents. We can help guide you along and will assist you with making the decisions which are best for your recovery and future quality of life. If you have suffered severe injuries in an accident please call us at 888-352-0624 today.
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