Texas girl injured in skydiving accident alive but injured spine
A young woman's skydiving accident provides a platform to discuss the basics of personal injury cases.
February 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texas girl injured in skydiving accident alive but injured spine
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It was a birthday celebration gone horribly wrong. Two parents agreed that a local Texas girl's 16th birthday would be celebrated with a trip to Oklahoma to skydive. Her father joined her and was the first to jump. Unfortunately, the young woman experienced a malfunction in her parachute, causing it to deploy but not open properly. She was unable to fix the parachute during her jump and fell an estimated 3,000 feet before impacting with land. When she hit, she was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The teen suffered an array of injuries, including a broken pelvis, damaged liver and spinal cord injury. Even with the severity of these injuries, treating physicians are hopeful that the victim of this accident will make a full recovery.
Although her story is leading to a happy ending, it is important to note that this young woman has a long road to recovery. Spinal injuries are not to be taken lightly. The victim of this accident will likely face years of treatment and therapy.
Medical care and physical therapy can be costly. In some cases, the injured party can hold another responsible for their injuries and receive compensation to help cover these costs. One way to do this is to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit.
More on personal injury cases
Generally, a personal injury case is present when the action or lack of action of another led to an injury. There are a variety of ways to establish that another person was responsible for the injury, including:
-Negligence. Negligence is a legal term that refers to the lack of a person acting with an expected behavior. In general, people are expected to behave in a manner that helps ensure the safety of those around them. The most common example used to explain negligence is the use of a car accident. This occurs when someone operates their vehicle unsafely, perhaps by texting while driving, and causes an accident that injures another.
-Intent. People can also be held responsible for their actions if they intentionally cause harm.
-Strict liability. This term can refer to those who are injured by products. The manufactures and designers are held accountable for any injuries that result from the use of their product. According to the American Bar Association, a group of legal professionals, this field of personal injury law is growing.
If one of these categories applies to your situation, compensation may be available to help cover the high costs associated with an injury. If you are the victim of an accident that led to an injury, contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney to discuss your case and better ensure any legal remedies are protected.
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