Back in November of 2018, I experienced the worst day of my life. I remember it so vividly now and I’ll probably never forget a single detail of it, because this day changed my life forever. A black sedan was speeding down the highway when, suddenly, the driver lost control of the vehicle, came across the median, and crashed into my white sedan. While we all survived the wreck, I was left paralyzed from the waist down.
The man who lost control of his vehicle was unharmed in the accident, and it was unclear at first why he caused the wreck. Once I regained consciousness and started to recover, I knew I needed to understand why this man had ruined my life. I hired a car crash attorney in Salt Lake City to represent me in court and a deeper investigation took place. My lawyer helped me discover that the driver who hit me had been texting and driving.
Once it was revealed that the driver had been texting, I was completely traumatized. If this man had put down his phone for just one moment, I might still be able to walk today. I knew it would take a long time for me to forgive the man for what he’d done, and my pain and suffering would probably last a lifetime. I had to sue the man in order to cover the medical expenses I had been accumulating and to feel some sense of justice.
How Attorneys Help
Without the help of my attorney, I may have never been able to prove negligence in this accident. If we wouldn’t have been able to prove negligence on behalf of the driver, I would’ve been responsible for my own medical expenses. I also would’ve had zero closure as to why the accident happened.
Thankfully, my attorney was experienced and investigated the case even more thoroughly than the police did. The driver didn’t admit he was texting and driving at first, so my lawyer obtained the phone records of the driver. Using his phone records, we were able to prove that the driver caused the crash because he was texting and driving, and because of his negligence, life-altering injuries resulted.
Taking Personal Injury Claims Seriously
I’m not an “ambulance chaser” or someone seeking compensation just for the sake of it. After I was paralyzed in my accident, my life was changed forever. I’ll have to suffer every day for the rest of my life because of what this man did to me. All I hoped to obtain in my lawsuit was a little bit of justice and proper compensation to cover my medical expenses.
Unfortunately, no amount of money will be able to change the fact that I’m paralyzed, but I’m thankful that I had an experienced attorney by my side. My lawyer supported me through the legal process and ensured that my settlement was maximized. While I may not have taken personal injury lawyers seriously in the past, I can now confidently say that they serve a valuable purpose.