Spinal cord injuries can be very devastating and unfortunately many people in Florida suffer from them each year. These injuries can become permanent injuries, such as paralysis, which can completely change a person's life. Some people will never be able to walk again much less participate in activities they used to enjoy or perhaps even work again. As such, the injuries can also be devastating for the victim's entire family.
Recently Red Bull, in association with Wings for Life, held the Wings for Life World Run in Sunrise, Florida. The event is held each year to raise money for research for a cure for spinal cord injuries. It is a unique event with races starting in 35 locations around the world, all at the same time. The last person running wins the race. A catcher car drives behind the runners and when it catches a runner that runner is out of the race. The event raised $4.7 million this year for spinal cord injury research.
There are many ways people injure their spinal cords. Sometimes it is due to an action they took and it is no one's fault besides their own. However, many other spinal cord injuries are due to another person's actions and negligence. These can occur in car accidents, workplace accidents, slip-and-fall type accidents and many others. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if the other person or entity was exercising their due care in the situation.
In these situations, the person who caused the injury may be responsible for compensating the victim for their injuries. This compensation can include money for the medical bills, including rehabilitation costs, lost wages and compensation for the fact they will no longer be able to enjoy certain activities.
Unfortunately, many people in Florida suffer spinal cord injuries each year. Hopefully events like the Wings for Life World Run will raise more money for research and a cure will be found. Until then though, the victims of spinal cord injuries may be entitled to compensation for these devastating injuries. Experienced attorneys understand the difficulties associated with spinal cord injuries and may be able to help protect one's rights.
Source: Redbull.com, "World Run highlights from California and Florida" Kevin McAvoy, May 4, 2015