Pool Accident Causes Spinal Injury for Bride

A bachelorette party accident caused a paralyzing spinal injury in 2010 for a North Carolina bride-to-be. The Knightdale woman, Rachelle Friedman Chapman, 26, recently attended a spinal cord injury recovery center in California, which has helped her regain strength and movement.

Pool Accident Injuries

Almost two years ago at her bachelorette party, just a few weeks before her wedding, Chapman’s friend playfully pushed her into a pool. Chapman fell into the shallow end and injured her vertebra, which left with her with no feeling from her chest down. Her wedding was postponed and rescheduled for July of last year. Through physical therapy, exercise and home work-outs on special equipment her husband and father-in-law, Chapman has been able to practice movements, however she is still unable to walk. This past fall she attended Project Walk, a spinal cord injury recovery center. Her trip was paid for by Walking With Anthony, a charitable organization focused on changing the outcome for anyone who suffers a spinal cord injury.

NC Spinal Injury Claims

Victims of spinal cord injuries not only adjust to a different lifestyle, rely on the care of others and are limited in their employment possibilities, but their health is affected too. Like most spinal injury patients who experience tragic paralysis, Chapman has suffered bone loss, low blood pressure, muscle atrophy, weak cores and poor balance. The costs of life-long medical treatment are high. If you or someone you know has experienced a paralyzing spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, our personal injury attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn will review your case and explain the complex legal terms that apply to your claim and how much compensation you should receive.
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