Why personal injury (PI) you ask? In 2013 I was a bright-eyed law student attending Florida State University. One day after leaving campus I was hit by a van while crossing the street as a pedestrian. I was knocked to the street from the impact. The cops were called. I was in complete shock. Though I was in law school I had no clue what to do, say or think. After it was over I didn't feel too bad, so I didn't have the ambulance take me to the hospital. Within a few days I realized how hurt I was, so I asked around for an attorney. One of my classmates recommended one to me. I went to his office and I could see the dollar signs in his eyes when he heard I couldn't walk. When I saw all of his plaques I assumed he would be good at what he did. He signed me up right away. I thought this meant I was going to be able to get the care I needed.
When I started to regain mobility my attorney promptly dropped me. He told me that the taxi company probably didn't have insurance. He didn't even try to verify this. Obviously a cab company would have insurance, I only believed this because my attorney told me this. When he dropped me I believed I had no case and decided not to seek another attorney. I continued to have back problems and I still have those problems to this day. In fact, my back issues have become worse over the years. Now, I am paying a chiropractor out of pocket for treatment.
Reflecting back on it I realize that the attorney most likely just did not want to bother with my case because since I wasn't as bad as we initially thought he may have only ended up with a few thousand for the case. He probably thought himself too big and important to waste his time helping me. I learned then the importance of having an attorney that cares about you and not just his bottom line. I love being a personal injury attorney where I can fight for people involved in accidents no matter how big or small their injuries!
Here's a pic of me with my boss at my new job!