Accidents are sometimes so inexplicable that we are left searching for the answer to why something happened. When there is not a person to blame for an accident, the best thing that we can do is look to those who support us in recovery.
While driving to work on January 2nd, 2013, Sylvia Ennis was involved in an accident that she never saw coming. Traveling along Clifton Road on her way to Emory, Ennis’ car was crushed by a falling tree. That was bad enough. Even worse, Ennis was impaled by one of the tree’s limbs.
The branch had come in through the windshield, threaded its way through her steering column, and somehow, impaled her in the lower left abdomen. The limb exited near her right buttock, coming to rest on the floorboard of the back seat.
Rescue workers had to cut the branch in order to extricate Ennis from the vehicle. While they were sawing, Ennis was awake and aware of what was happening around her. Afterwards, she was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital’s Trauma Unit. She was rushed into surgery, where it was discovered that her injuries were widespread. Ennis had injuries to her bladder, colon, small intestine, as well as injuries to her soft tissues.
Ennis was placed into a medically induced coma for three weeks due to the injuries she received. During this time and throughout her recovery, coworkers at Emory rallied around Ennis and her family. They brought food and basic necessities to her home, decorated her room, and started a donation fund to help with her ever-increasing medical bills.
Ennis still has been unable to return to work and currently uses a specially designed walker to get around. She is thankful, and humbled by the outpouring of support that she received.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the offices of John Foy and Associates. Known as the “Strong Arm Attorneys” our associates specialize in personal injury litigation. Contact us for a consultation.