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Helpful adaptive equipment for those with spinal cord injuries

Florida residents can suffer injuries in a variety of ways. These injuries can have a number of effects on the victim. Some are much worse than others, including permanent injuries that can completely change a person's life. Spinal cord injuries are one of these life-altering injuries. These injuries can cause paralysis and many other complications that can prohibit people from doing normal daily activities.

While spinal cord injuries may prohibit people from doing many activities on their own, there is adaptive equipment which can help them start doing some of the activities. One piece of equipment which can help paralyzed victims move around is a wheel chair. There are a wide variety of wheel chairs available both manual and motorized depending on how much bodily function the victim has available.

In addition to wheelchairs there is other equipment available to help with other functions. There are braces and hands-free devices to help the victim within their home to answer phones, turn on and off lights and other tasks. Computers can help with communication and many other tasks. There are even ways to modify vehicles to allow people to drive.

While these various devices and equipment can make life easier for victims of spinal cord injuries, they cost money. These are on top of the other medical costs associated with spinal cord injuries. The victim may be able to receive compensation for their injuries though if they were caused by another's negligence.

Many people in Florida have suffered spinal cord injuries. The extent of the injuries can vary depending on the severity of the injury. There are a number devices which can help people do certain tasks that they would not be able to do on their own. However, these can be very costly. However, victims may be able to pursue compensation to help cover these costs. Experienced attorneys understand how spinal cord injuries affect the victim and may be able to help protect one's rights.

Source: brainandspinalcord.org, "What kind of adaptive equipment can make life with SCI easier, and how do we find it?" accessed on November 2, 2015

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