Quadriplegic Still Rehabilitating from Horrific Florida Bicycle Accident
Quadriplegic Still Rehabilitating from Horrific Florida Bicycle Accident More Than Two Years Later
A Florida man continues to rehabilitate in a Georgia facility after a bicycle accident left him paralyzed nearly two and a half years ago. The man does not recall how the accident occurred and only remembers waking up while lying on his back. The man's brother believes the bicyclist may have hit a rock while riding the bicycle in a park, causing part of the bicycle to snap in half. Whatever may have caused the accident, the man is still recovering and still asking questions that have no good answers.
The accident resulted in the bicyclist suffering an injury to the C5 vertebrae and compressing his spinal cord, requiring surgery to fuse the neck. The bicyclist has received medical treatment since the accident occurred in February 2014, and he still requires rehabilitative care to try and regain some of the abilities he lost has a result of the bicycle accident.
Many Bicycle Accidents Result in Head, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Because bicyclists are more exposed to the elements and have less protection than the occupants of vehicles, the risk of suffering permanent orthopedic injuries may be greater. Some of these injuries are so extreme that they result in partial or complete paralysis that may or may not improve over time. Some injured individuals will spend their lifetime trying to regain abilities that seemed so simple before the accident occurred. The struggles that individuals with spinal cord injuries will go through include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Loss of feeling/sensation of certain parts of the body;
- Inability to move;
- Loss of ability to control bowel and/or bladder;
- Uncontrollable muscle spasms;
- Circulatory problems resulting in low and/or high blood pressure;
- Swelling of extremities;
- Difficulty breathing;
- Loss of muscle tone; and
- Pain in parts of the body the individual can feel or has sensation.
Not only are there physical limitations associated with head, neck and spinal cord injuries that result in some form of paralysis, but there are emotional effects and financial burdens that make life even more difficult. In addition to never being able to work again, many injured individuals will require continuous medical care that can result in a mountain of bills that grows day by day. Nobody deserves to suffer the consequences of head, neck and spinal cord injuries that leave them partially or completely disabled. As such, family support and sufficient medical care are necessary to help injured victims cope with the effects of their condition.
Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
Permanent and debilitating injuries resulting from accidents are life-altering, and the rehabilitation may never end. It is a continuous struggle to improve one day at a time. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of a bicycle accident, it may be time to speak with an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney about your situation. With more than 37 years of experience helping injured victims and their loved ones from all across Georgia, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law continues to advocate for the rights and interests of all injured clients.
If you would like to discuss you or a loved one's injuries with one of our Atlanta Bicycle Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333) to schedule your free consultation. You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com, to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.
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