Tyler Robinson was not texting while he drove home. He was not on the phone and distracted. He had not had any alcohol to drink either. He was simply driving when another vehicle pulled out in front of him, making him swerve trying to avoid a crash. As a result, cherokeetribune.com reports, Tyler's car flipped five times before coming to a stop and Tyler ended up with a broken neck.
Lengthly and Expensive Rehabilitation Therapy
Rehabilitation therapy may help someone in Tyler's condition regain mobility. How much mobility is a question of many different factors like the specific kind of spinal cord injury, the age of the victim and how soon the victim starts receiving the therapy. Even then, there is no guarantee of how much the victim will recover, but there is always hope. Tyler broke his C5 cervical vertebra in three places. He also had a nerve pinched between the C5 and C6 vertebrae that has caused his paralysis. Tyler has started his rehab therapy wearing a halo brace that keeps his head and neck immobile to allow his spine to heal properly.
According to 9news.com, on November 7, 2011, Ben Meyerhoff was riding his bike to work like he had done thousands of times before. This time, however, he rear-ended at full speed a garbage truck that had stopped in front of him. His C6 and C7 vertebrae were crushed and his spinal cord severely injured. In the following weeks he often heard the term "quadriplegic" or the newer term "tetraplegic", which meant he suffered paralysis of his limbs and torso.
Besides the quality of rehabilitation therapy he is getting, Ben's biggest asset is his mental attitude. He does not think in terms of what he may never be able to do again, but in terms of the odds he overcomes everyday.
Victims of spinal cord injuries face a long and expensive specialized rehabilitation process, which is why those who have been the victims of a car accident, a motorcycle accident, a tractor-trailer accident, an amusement park accident or any other kind of accident caused by another's negligence need the help of an experienced lawyer that can get them the funds they need for their rehabilitation therapy, as well as for their daily survival. It is very important that these victims (or their families) hire a lawyer quickly and allow this lawyer to begin working on their case immediately. Their attorney will then be in a position to do the same thing the attorneys for their opponents' insurance companies are doing from the moment of the accident: preserving evidence and speaking with potential witnesses while the incident is fresh in their minds.
We Can Help
With more than 60 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Greenberg Stone and Urbano are ready to help victims that have suffered any kind of spinal cord injury as a result of an accident recover the funds they need for their rehabilitation. Please note that our practice has been extended with a new satellite office in Aventura to better serve clients that reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Dania & Dania Beach, Miramar, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Miami Beach, Surfside, Sunny Isles and Miami Gardens.
If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a car accident, a truck accident, an amusement park accident or as a result of any other kind of accident, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. The Miami Dade County Spinal Cord Injury Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have throughout the years represented many clients that have suffered spinal cord injury. Visit our website to learn more about our firm and contact us today for a free consultation.