Texas residents are sometimes involved in motor vehicle accidents or mishaps in the workplace that result in traumatic injury. Those who suffer spinal cord injuries often suffer myriad adverse effects, including possible paralysis, organ damage or loss of motor skills. The recovery process can be wrought with tremendous hardships as one attempts to regain mobility and quality of life.
When a person reports for a day at work or sets out to run errands in his or her vehicle and ends up suffering an unexpected debilitating injury, the aftermath of such an incident can be quite devastating. Texas residents who have suffered a spinal cord injury might be interested in a brand new technology that has received much positive feedback. Some who were told they would most likely never walk again are standing and taking steps thanks to the new equipment.
Anyone who has suffered an injury knows that some injuries heal better than others. It is often said that once a person suffers a back injury, his or her back is never the same. Hopefully, this will not be the case for a truck driver whose back was injured in a recent Texas collision.
Over a year ago, a Texas firefighter was involved in a terrible car accident and suffered a serious spinal cord injury. He was told by doctors that he would suffer paralysis from the neck down. After a few months recovering in the hospital, the firefighter started outpatient physical therapy which involved three to five hours of strengthening exercises. Despite the spinal cord injury diagnosis, he slowly made progress and started to gain use of his arms, shoulders and wrist. He has been able to move his toes on occasion.
If one is seriously injured in an accident, there is a good chance that one's life could be altered because of the consequences. One may have to make a huge adjustment to one's life due to the loss of a limb or paralysis. Texas's Attorney General Greg Abbott knows the long-term effects of being involved in an accident very well. This year, he is to receive half a million dollars from legal settlements about a personal injury claim from when he sustained a serious spinal cord injury, causing him to become a paraplegic.