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Teen Suffers Brain Injury After Tree Limb Falls On Him

The family of Gavin Cristea, a Texas teenager, is taking legal action against the city of New Orleans and several companies after a traumatic incident that left the young boy with a severe brain injury. 

Gavin, from San Antonio, was visiting the French Quarter with his family when tragedy struck on July 7. An 85-year-old tree limb unexpectedly fell in Jackson Square, striking him on the head while he was sitting on a bench with his mother and sibling, according to the filed lawsuit.

Amidst the uncertainty and emotional turmoil, the Cristea family issued a statement, expressing their distress over the ordeal. Gavin’s brain injury has left them grappling with numerous unanswered questions, and they anticipate multiple surgeries ahead. Each glimmer of hope has been overshadowed by setbacks, leaving them back at square one.

The lawsuit holds the city of New Orleans, ArborPro Inc., Bayou Tree Service, Inc., Smith Construction Company, and Hudson Insurance Company accountable for the accident. The named parties have yet to issue an official comment as of this writing.

Liability in this case, where the teen suffers brain injury, appears to rest on the companies responsible for tree maintenance and the city itself for ensuring public safety. The devastating consequences of this incident have compelled the Cristea family to seek justice and compensation for their son’s injuries and ongoing medical needs.

For victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to negligence by others, the Brain Injury Help Center stands ready to offer support and guidance. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI under similar circumstances in California, don’t hesitate to file a claim and seek assistance from the Brain Injury Help Center. Let’s ensure that those responsible are held accountable and that victims receive the help they need to rebuild their lives.

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