It was Mother’s day when a 24-year-old man dove into the pleasant waters at John U. Lloyd State Park in Hollywood, but he wasn’t expecting the water to be shallow that day. He also wasn’t expecting to sustain a severe neck injury, but when he woke up in the hospital, that’s what doctors told him had happened. The injury was so bad that it rendered the diver quadriplegic—unable to move from the neck down. Doctors didn’t think he would ever be able to move again.
What Are The Odds Of Recovering From A Diving Accident?
A neurosurgeon at Memorial Regional Hospital in Atlanta told 7 News that, “When I first saw the injury and spoke with his family, I told them maybe about a 5 or 10 percent chance of he being able to walk again,” but those odds were good enough for this young man.
For four months he worked with doctors and nurses until finally he could stand on his own, and then walk. Doctors are praising his recovery as remarkable, and now this brave South Florida man is coming home to Hollywood to get married. He and his fiancé are expecting a baby in December, and both are happy to have weathered this ordeal.
Can A Lawyer Help After A Diving Accident?
This young man’s recovery from a diving accident was a South Florida miracle, and even then it took months of hard work and the help of doctors and nurses to get him back on his feet. This is the kind of struggle that victims of severe personal injury must face during their recovery, and many of them never fully recover. To make matters worse, sometimes insurance won’t cover your personal injury medical costs, and that is why it is important to contact an attorney after you are injured in an accident. To learn more about what you can to after an accident, keep following our blog, Facebook and Twitter.
Colson Hicks Eidson—Injury Attorneys