Why I Practice Personal Injury Law
It was the summer of 1994. I watched my mother fall and I couldn’t do anything about it. One moment she was walking through Sam’s Club and the next, she was flying towards the ground. I saw her contort her body in an attempt to find her balance. It didn’t work. I was helpless and my mother was on the ground….broken. When I got to her side, I instantly recognized what happened: My mother had slipped in a puddle of some foreign substance. I remember employees were all around us. Questions came from everywhere. “What happened?” “What happened?” “What happened?”
Following her fall, my mother spent days in the hospital and years in pain management and in treatment. It was three years before my mother was granted a trial. During this time, she struggled to keep working, fought for disability and ended up on public assistance. After years of hardship, the jury awarded my mother $10,000. This wasn’t enough to recoup her lost income or to help my family recover from this hardship. My mother was stuck with thousands in medical bills and a spirit that was almost crushed. She was victimized twice: Once in the accident and once by the insurance company who just refused to pay my mother an amount that was appropriate. That experience has stayed with me forever. After seeing my mother suffer, I decided that I never wanted to see another mother live such an experience.
Every case that comes across my desk is someone’s mother, father, son or daughter. Each case is a person trying to live their lives and achieve the American Dream. I never want to see the negligence of another inflict long-term harm to an innocent party. This is why I became a personal injury attorney. This is why I give every client the same message: When the going gets tough, the tough get GOINS!!!