It was a cold and rainy day, it seems like a lot of bad stories start out with that phrase, but in my story, it truly was a horrible day. The skies were dark gray, and it was so overcast, you could of easily thought it was near dusk and not the peak of noon. I was being especially cautious that day, and if I did not need to go into work that day, I would of gladly staid home until the storm was gone. Most of the other drivers seemed to be a mix of cautious like myself or they were driving like maniacs, probably trying to get out of the weather. I was sitting in the right lane at a red light, first in line, and the other lanes of the intersection had cleared by the time it turned green. I started into the intersection and out of nowhere came a delivery truck. I remember briefly see a hazy blaze of his headlights and then the impact. I don’t recall every moment, I think I would have even worse nightmares if I did, but the car I was in was struck with such force that I was wedged between a pole that had been diagonal from where I had started at the intersection.
I was in the hospital for weeks, when I finally was able to return home, it was in a wheel chair. I now have to use a cane or walker device to help support my mangled leg. There are scars all over my body that will never heal, either because of injuries from that accident or the operations needs to repair internal damage. I had good insurance coverage, I know I paid a pretty enough penny for it, however nothing in this world easy, and dealing with insurance companies by yourself can be impossible. They refused to pay beyond a certain point and the delivery company’s insurance was stalling and trying to blame it all on the rain.
I needed help. The medical bills were piling up,and I wasn’t able to work.
I needed to search out qualified St. Louis personal injury lawyers that could make these insurance companies pay up. Not only did I feel cheated for all the years I had been paying for the best coverage you could have, I was being harassed by the other company. They would call and nearly accuse me of being at fault for following the green light. It was infuriating to be told I had to talk to them to get the claim paid and yet all they seemed to do was try to get me to say I was at fault. Aside from the mounting bills, stress, and pain, dealing with them really made up my mind on needing help.
The search was not easy, but with some good advice from online forums, where others like me had made posts about similar situations, I was able to find some. There were a lot of suggestions for which personal injury lawyer was the best. I needed one that could really handle the insurance companies, whom I found out thanks to researching it, where being shady by telling me I had to talk to them to get the claim processed. I was nervous when I scheduled a free consultation. It was hard to recount the experience and go over the details with a stranger, but by the end of the consultation I felt a lot better.
My personal injury lawyer saved my life.
Not only was he able to make the insurance companies pay what was due, he was also able to make a case to help compensate for my lost wages, pain and suffering. The driver was being reckless, not just by driving too fast for the conditions and running a red light, he was on the phone at the time he did so. My personal injury lawyer was able to not only able get my medical bills covered, I did not have to worry about the rest of my finances as well. Although I am permanently disabled due to the extend of my injuries, my life would be a lot worse if I had not sought the help of a lawyer.