A paralyzed bride made her way down the aisle to marry her best friend last August after a accident with one of her bridesmaids left her with no feeling in the lower half of her body. With her new husband, the recently injured woman has made it a goal of hers to start moving her body again, go back to school and to eventually start a family, according to New York Daily News.
The paralyzing North Carolina accident happened just a few days before the bride’s wedding when one of her bridesmaids accidentally pushed her into a pool. From the accident, she suffered from broken vertebrae that hindered her ability to feel or move her legs.
Our Asheville injury attorneys understand that victims of spinal cord injuries and paralysis face a lifetime of obstacles and difficulties. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spinal cord injuries (SCI) currently affect about 200,000 people in the country. Every year, there are up to 20,000 new SCI patients. If you or a family member is dealing with paralysis or another SCI, contact an attorney immediately. Victims should never hand over statements to insurance companies and should never accept any compensation payments before talking with an experienced attorney. Legal representation can help you to fight for what you deserve after such a devastating injury.
The North Carolina bride hasn’t made her first-walking steps yet, but she’s spent time at a rehabilitation center in California, which has helped make her even stronger. She is now able to stand with the assistance of a special hydraulic frame. She admits being very weak before attending this program.
“She didn’t leave here walking, but she increased her strength tremendously,” said Kimberly Davis, an instructor at the California rehabilitation center.
She plans on going back to the rehabilitation center, but practices her exercises at home until then in hopes of one day being able to walk again.
Paralyzing accidents and SCI’s are extremely costly! The average medical costs for one of these injuries is roughly $30,000 a year. A lifetime of living with an SCI can cost anywhere from half a million to more than $3 million. This is why it’s important to seek legal representation in the event of an accident. You want to make sure that you’re provided with the proper compensation to make it though the costly times.
Spinal Cord Injury Facts:
-More than 50 percent of SCI victims are considered paraplegic. The rest are considered quadriplegic.
-More than 80 percent of these victims are male.
-Nearly 60 percent of these injuries are experienced by individuals ages 16- through 30-years-old.
-The average age of an SCI victim is 31-years-old.
Spinal Cord Injuries are Commonly Caused By:
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Lee Law Offices, P.A. if you or someone close to you has been injured and is currently suffering from a SCI or has been left paralyzed. We offer free consultations to injured consumers in North and South Carolina. Call 1-800-887-1965 to speak to an injury lawyer today.
Paralyzed bride learning to walk again, by Amanda Mikelberg, NY Daily News
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