The other driver’s insurance company offered to pay for Joe’s medical bills and the time he lost from work and a few dollars for the bodily injuries Joe had suffered in the crash. Joe didn’t think the offer was quite fair, and he was having some lingering symptoms, so he sought out an old friend for legal advice. Joe came to Barker Law Firm and shared with his lawyers that for the first time in his life he was having some trouble getting along at work and at home. Joe’s wife confirmed that his mood had been altered after the collision and that his behavior had become somewhat erratic, so Joe’s lawyers dug deeper. Joe learned from an eyewitness that he had actually been unconscious for several minutes before the ambulance arrived at the scene of the collision. Joe also learned that his altered mood could be a symptom of a mild closed head injury, so he agreed to undergo neuropsychological testing to find out for sure. The testing revealed that Joe had indeed sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, and Joe sought help from a psychiatrist who prescribed medications that have improved Joe’s symptoms dramatically.
Joe’s attorneys gathered and presented all of this new information to the other driver’s lawyer and insurer. At first they denied responsibility, but they eventually were persuaded to pay for all of the harm Joe suffered as a result of the collision. If he hadn’t reached out to an old friend, Joe and his wife might have had to bear these losses without any assistance from the person who caused them.