A common misconception about paralyzing injuries is that people who could previously walk, now feel that their life is over just because they cannot move like they used to. The truth is that the exact opposite can happen and your life with paralysis, though different, can just be getting started.
Just ask one man in this case.
The man started his own cosmetic company after a tragic pool accident lead to his severe spinal cord injury in 2002. The accident left him paraplegic and initially like many people, without any options.
Having lost the ability to feel nearly 98% of his body, the man did not notice at first that there were secondary conditions of his spinal cord injury starting to take effect. Namely, his skin condition started to deteriorate and with his cost of living already going through the roof, the man had to find a solution to his problems.
After trying several products as a form of paralysis treatment to his skin, he decided to take matters into his own hands and our paralysis attorneys want to encourage more people who are quadriplegic and paraplegic to do the same thing. Fitness and the arts are a great way to stay healthy after a car accident or slip and fall leaves you paralyzed, but for some people, that just isn’t right for them.
“I think the biggest challenge for me was not the physical challenge, but it was showing people that I could do just as much as they could,” the cosmetics founder said.
But this man is doing more than just starting his own business — he’s giving back to the community that he is now a part of and wants to help. For every product of his sold, a percentage is donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Our firm’s paralysis attorneys feel that people who create organizations like these, which are devoted to curing paralysis and improving the quality of life for people with SCIs, really can make a difference in the lives of those who are living with a spinal cord injury.
If you or a loved one have suffering a spinal cord injury, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis attorney. Our initial telephone or office consultation is free and confidential. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything until we recover money on your behalf.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines