Accidents in Florida can completely change a person's life. Some injuries prevent people from using certain body parts. Sometimes, it can be for a limited period of time, such as broken bones or a torn ligament, but others can be permanent. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries often lead to permanent problems, and learning how to function in life can be a real struggle.
One man found this out after he was paralyzed in a car accident. Initially, doctors did not think he would walk again, but the man was not ready to give up. He went to a hospital in Florida and had surgery to stabilize his spinal cord. He then went to a rehabilitation hospital to rehabilitate and use ReWalk to assist him in walking again. ReWalk is basically robotic equipment that provides hip and knee movement to help people walk. The man was able to walk within 30 minutes of entering the hospital. He is now advocating for the cost of the equipment, so others can use it as well.
Spinal cord injuries often lead to paralysis, and as a result, the person is not able to do many things on their own. But, there is technology that can assist them in daily tasks. However, this technology, as well as the other medical costs associated with spinal cord injuries, is expensive.
This expense can make it difficult for some people to access these new technologies. Nonetheless, people who were paralyzed by another's negligence may be entitled to compensation though. This compensation may cover the medical costs and technology costs. Plus, this compensation could also include money for lost wages as well if the person is unable to work.
Many people suffer spinal cord injuries in Florida every year. The severity can vary, but many will never be able to use certain body parts on their own ever again. The people may be able to get technologies to assist them, but they can be costly. The victim of these accidents may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs though, which may be the key to walking again. Experienced attorneys understand the life changing effects of these injuries and may be a useful resource.
Source: New Castle News, "After paralyzing accident, area native uses technology to walk again and works to help others," Lorri Drumm, Dec. 25, 2015