February 6, 2013
A young man from Fort Wayne, Indiana, may never walk again as the result of a spinal cord injury he suffered while skiing in December. WISHTV News discussed what the victim’s road to recovery has been like and what the future may hold for him.
The victim’s mother explains that on Christmas Eve, the young man rode the ski lift up the mountain alone and never returned. Search parties were deployed and discovered the young man a short time later. Paramedics rushed the young man to a local trauma center, where doctors determined the accident had caused a Spinal Cord Injury that would leave him paralyzed from the breastbone down.
He has spent the last two months in recovery and says he is ready to return home, but he could face some challenges in doing so. His home needs to be retrofitted to accommodate his life in a wheelchair. Modifications include moving laundry facilities and other rooms to the ground floor of the home. The residence will also need ramps to make it wheel chair accessible. With mounting medical bills, money to make these changes could be tight.
The Indiana Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize how serious spinal cord injuries can be and encourage anyone who has been afflicted with such an injury to discuss their potential rights to compensation with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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