Paralysis

Extreme Sports Accidents More Likely To Cause Paralysis Than Non-Extreme Sports

16 June

Many athletes in Hawaii compete in what are considered “extreme sports.” To those athletes, extreme sports give them the adrenaline rush the thrive off of. From jumping out of an airplane with a winged suit to hurtling down a mountain at break-neck speeds, extreme sports are a rush to the senses and are not for the faint of heart. These athletes literally endured blood, sweat, tears…and a lot of pain in their hunt for their next big “high.” Pushing their bodies past their breaking point is just one of the many challenges they live for. Seeing what dangerous feats they can accomplish, then going beyond that milestone. But along with this penchant for danger comes extreme and even life-threatening risks.

It does not happen too often, but there have been many cases of extreme sports athletes being injured so badly they sustain either temporary or permanent paralysis. A faulty parachute opening to forcefully; a bad tumble down a mountain or a somersault gone wrong are some of the more common cases of extreme sports gone wrong. When this happens, hiring a professional personal injury attorney in Hawaii is paramount in receiving the compensation deserved to deal with this major misfortune.

The X-Games consists of some of the most popular competitive extremes sports around. Athletes worldwide compete for the title of “champion” in their designated sport. Big names like Dave Mara and Tony Hawk draw crowds from all over, whether are competing or just doing an exhibition routine. Both athletes know the dangers of their respective sports, and both have had injuries – Mara the more serious of the two. Luckily for him, it did not lead to paralysis. But, being in the sport long enough, they both have seen their share of things gone bad.

During an event, two skateboarders were engaged in a synchronized run. Everything was going great until the skateboard of one of the athletes got from under him mid-flip. He was at least 30 feet in the air. He fell straight to the floor and broke his back. After months in the hospital, he finally regained movement in his lower extremities. The temporary paralysis was due to swelling on the spine that was finally subsiding after months of being incapacitated. Little by little, he was able to recover and came back the sport even stronger.

If you or someone you know has sustained temporary or permanent paralysis, call Hawaii paralysis attorney Jed Kurzban and the law offices of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. so they can fight for the compensation you need in order to deal with your trauma. They have some of the top professional personal injury attorneys in Hawaii, and record for success. They know how difficult the situation can be to deal with, not just for the victim, but for the family as well. Contact them today for a free consultation and let them devise a winning strategy to get you what you rightfully deserve and need.

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