15 March

Shawn Bradley, a former basketball player for the Mavericks, was struck from behind while riding his bike near his home. He suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord that has left him paralyzed. Sadly, this injury is becoming more and more common in motor vehicle accidents.

Fiber tracts carry signals to and from the brain using the spinal cord. If damaged, those signals may not reach the brain, resulting in the loss of feeling. The dedicated lawyers at Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. have extensive experience in catastrophic injuries. If you or someone you know has injured their spinal cord, you need a spinal cord injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii. Call Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. today. Don’t hesitate. Call and secure the compensation you deserve.

Former NBA Player Paralyzed

While riding his bike a block from his Utah home, Shawn Bradley suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury when he was struck from behind by a negligent vehicle. The Dallas Mavericks released a statement detailing Bradley’s ordeal.

“Doctors have advised (Bradley) that his road to recovery will be both long and arduous, perhaps an even more difficult physical challenge than playing professional basketball.” The statement went on to say, “With his wife Carrie at his side around the clock and supported by an amazing team of rehabilitation specialists and family, Bradley is in good spirits. He plans to use his accident as a platform to bring greater public awareness to the importance of bicycle safety.”

Bradley will undergo neck fusion surgery and continue his rehabilitation.

Bicyclists See Rise in Death and Injury Rates in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its amazing scenery. It is always on the top dream vacation lists for most of the United States for its exotic beauty. Home of The Ironman Triathlon in Kona and many other events, the roads are filled with bicyclists.

According to the Injury Prevention and Control Section Hawaii State Department of Health;

  • 87% of bicycle victims in Hawaii were struck by a motor vehicle
  • 64% of bike accidents occurred in areas with 35 mph speed limits.

In recent years, Hawaii has seen a higher rate of spinal cord injuries compared to the national average. Shockingly, Hawaii has 54% more spinal cord injuries than the nation. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury, call Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. today.

Why Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A.?

Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. are dedicated to seeing you receive the compensation you deserve. If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury due to someone’s negligence, you need help recovering;

  • Medical expenses, both present, and future
  • Lost wages if you are not able to work
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wheelchairs and similar devices
  • Modifications to the home, if needed

When you need a spinal cord injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii, call Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. Contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 866-377-3676.