We recently spoke with a former client who was gracious enough to share her experience from the day of her car accident and the difficult months that followed. It was our privilege to represent her on this case and to help with her recovery. We are in awe of her bravery for being willing to share her experience in the hopes it can help others. Below is her story….
Walk us through the day of your accident. What happened?
My husband was driving, and I was the passenger. We went through an intersection on a green light. The car to our right was a little bit ahead of us, and suddenly, another car blasted through the intersection running a red light. They hit the car next to us with enough force that it hit the right front bender of our car almost taking the front end of the car clear off. Right after the accident, I got out of the car and tried to call 9-1-1, but I was shaking so hard that I wasn’t able to. I was taken to the hospital because I knew my ribs, neck, and back were injured, but I didn’t know to what degree. I was in so much pain. I compare it to childbirth because it was very intense pain.
What were your injuries? What treatments did you receive?
At the hospital, I got an X-ray done of my ribs, but nothing was broken. Even months after the accident, I was still in so much pain. I had to see an Osteopath for my injured ribs and went to physical therapy for my back. I found out that I had a pinched nerve in my left arm, and I wasn’t able to use my arm at all. I had surgical spine surgery to release the nerve. The surgery revealed that I had osteoporosis, and so I had to get a cervical discectomy and fusion. After the surgery, I was able to use my arm again, but I was still in so much pain.
What are the lasting effects of your injuries?
There are things I can’t do anymore. I can only lift two- and three-pound weights at the gym. I don’t carry groceries, lift laundry baskets, can’t do yard work or housework. It’s been difficult because I’ve always been such an active person, and these injuries have affected me for the rest of my life.
When did you decide to call GoldenbergLaw?
About six months after the surgery, I was still in so much pain and I thought, ‘this is ridiculous. I’m in so much pain, and this is not going to go away. I need money to help pay for all of the treatments I’m receiving.’ So I decided to call GoldenbergLaw to represent me. They had represented me before, and I had such a great experience with them both times. What really impressed me about Stuart was how he was so gentle and never made me feel stupid for being upset about the accident and my injuries. Marlene was also marvelous. They all worked so hard on my case to get me the compensation I needed.
What would you tell someone after being injured in an auto accident?
If you’re hurt and suffering, know that these injuries don’t always go away. And they kind of add up in your psyche. Don’t hesitate to call a lawyer. Don’t feel stupid. I will always be glad that I called GoldenbergLaw to represent me in my auto case. That money has been a lifesaver with all of the treatments I’ve had.