CareerBAE: P.I. But Why?

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! 

4 comments

James

Great blog!

James
Hannah

I love the story behind what led you to do P.I! I definitely look up to you.

Hannah
Alena

Jess, that’s great that your experience with that attorney led you to pursue P.I. We can use our personal challenges to really help others. This is where career meets passion! Kudos to you!

Alena
Ashley Broussard

Great story lawyer bae! ❤️

Ashley Broussard

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