Denver Personal Injury Atttorney
A Personal Journey, a Professional Transformation
May 2, 2007 started out like so many other days in my life. I went to work, came home, and went out for a jog around City Park in Denver, Colorado. The next thing I knew, two months had passed and I was waking up in Craig Rehabilitation Hospital.
Apparently I was hit by a car as I crossed 17th Avenue. According to the police report, the car was traveling 45 mph. I was resuscitated at the scene and was on life support for a few days. The amazing doctors at Denver Health literally saved my life. It’s true what they say, if you are seriously injured this is the place to go!
After two weeks at Denver Health, I was fortunate enough to be transferred to the world renowned Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. I cannot say enough great things about Craig Hospital. The doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other professional staff at Craig were nothing short of remarkable.
It took me close to a year to recover from my extensive injuries. I am sometimes asked what I learned from the experience. There are the obvious things like making sure you tell your loved ones just how much they mean to you everyday! Also, practically speaking, make sure you have enough insurance including uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. As with my story, you can’t predict when an accident is going to happen to yourself or a loved one.
Some of the more valuable lessons I learned help me relate and empathize with clients. Most people do not understand how vulnerable and terrifying it is going through a serious accident. Unless you have been through it, it is very difficult to comprehend the worry, self-doubt, and frustration that accompany serious injury. I think many people take for granted the ability to work and earn a living for their family until it is taken away. In my case, I was inches away from not being able to do the job I truly love.
Without a doubt, my first-hand experience makes me a much better personal injury attorney. It has helped me to relate and empathize with the clients I work with which shows in the personal attention and care provided to every client of the firm. In fact, I have never been more proud to represent people who many times are at their most vulnerable state.