Hi, I’m Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys and today I want to tell you a story about one of my clients that can be best represented by picking up this blue motorcycle helmet. My client, a few years ago, was riding his motorcycle in Pinellas County and he had a horrific accident and was in a coma for over a month. He sustained brain damage that will be permanent for the rest of his life. The reason I keep this helmet on my credenza, really, is to remind me of the impact that our work has on people’s lives.
You know when we first started on this case, the insurance companies involved for the Defendant essentially laughed at our theory of recovery and our theory of negligence and essentially denied our claim all together, saying that they didn’t feel their driver was negligent. Well, through persistence and creativity we were able to not only able to get the insurance companies to reverse their decision about whether their insured was negligence, but we went from having the insurance company offering no money to just slightly less than 1 million dollars. And the reason that is so important is because it provided our client money for all his future medical needs. And not only for his future medical needs, for also for the needs of his family. He had an 18-month-old son at the time of the accident and so we were able to put the funds away in a structured settlement that allows his family members to access that money in the future for his ongoing care. He had a significant brain injury which will prevent him from ever working again in his life.
And so when I look at that blue helmet, I don’t just see helmet, I see my client, I see my client’s family, and I see that this is another example of the hard work that we put in which actually results for good for our clients.