A firefighter from Lincolnton, Adam Dancoff, was in a lake accident in mid-July that left his legs paralyzed. Dancoff was diving off of a boat and underestimated the water depth, causing a spinal injury. Statistically, almost 80% of spinal cord injuries are suffered by men.
Coping with spinal cord injuries is a stressful and frustrating process for the victim and their family. Online and in-person support groups have proven to successfully reduce anxiety.
Spinal cord injury claims in North Carolina sometimes involve a lengthy legal process, even if all proper documentation is in order. While you or a loved one are recovering from or learning to live with a spinal cord injury, seek community and support through North Carolina spinal cord injury groups where you can connect with others experiencing the same trauma:
- The North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association is dedicated to enabling anyone with spinal cord injuries or diseases to be as independent as possible.
- Care Partners’ Spinal Cord Injury Support Group in Asheville has been such a success it’s been on TV.
- Southeastern Regional Medical Center support group in Lumberton offers a variety of support options.
- WakeMed Rehab SCI/D Support Group in Raleigh is an open forum fostering socialization between anyone afflicted by a spinal cord injury. Call 919.350.8137 to register.
Spinal cord injuries frequently affect victims for the rest of their lives. If the injury was caused by another party’s negligence, a North Carolina spinal cord injury lawyer will help victims recover expenses for the enormous loss. When you or a loved one are trying to cope with the stress of a spinal cord injury and paperwork for an injury lawsuit, encourage them to take care of themselves and find a healing environment through the support groups above.