Law Offices of Driggs, Bills & Day October 2017

Oct 2017

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Every Case Is Different, Every Case Is the Same

Getting Justice for Every Client We Represent

About a year ago, I had a case that I’ll never forget.

It was a grisly, severe injury that put her in the hospital for days. She underwent three separate surgeries on her leg before finally being discharged. But the struggle didn’t end there. Her

could go toe-to-toe with these massive insurance companies and their panels of expert lawyers and expect to get the compensation they deserve. But when they get us on their side, they can rest

It all happened at a local restaurant. To get into the establishment, customers had to open the door and climb five rather steep stairs until they were in the restaurant proper. The stairs were covered in old, shabby carpet, ripped in several places, and jutting out into the walkway. You may be able to guess where this is going. My client was heading into this restaurant one regular evening when her foot caught on the carpet. Everything after that happened very fast. Her body hurtled forward and slammed full-speed into the ground. Though she was able to break her fall with her arms, she continued to tumble down the stairs, snapping her leg in two places.

injury forced her out of her job at a hospital billing department for eight solid months, resulting in an enormous amount of missed wages. If she had gone to another firm, it’s likely she would have been turned away. Slip and fall cases are tricky, and they often require a certain amount

easy with the confidence that we’re well aware of the tricks insurance companies play on the insured, and of the endless tactics they use to take advantage of regular people. Every case is different. You never know what a client is going to be like, what their specific needs will be, or what the nature and circumstances surrounding their injury

“There’s just no way that somebody coming in off the street could go toe- to-toe with these massive insurance companies and their panels of expert lawyers and expect to get the compensation they deserve.”

of risk on the attorney’s part. But we’ve made a

commitment to justice despite the difficulty of these particular cases, and so I took it on.

are until they sit down in your office. The same goes for the insurance companies. Adjusters are people, and the companies they serve are diverse in the ways they approach compensating those who depend on them. But the longer I do this, the more I realize that every case comes down to the same thing: securing justice for the client and allowing them to move on and live their life. These aren’t people looking to strike it rich from a massive settlement; they simply want to pay off their medical bills and get back to the business of recovery. It’s a privilege to be a part of that process. –Mark Stewart

In the end, we were able to secure her a fantastic result, including complete compensation for her injuries, all her lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering. Needless to say, she was thrilled. After a long year plagued with injury and financial insecurity, we ended up with a resounding win. Cases like this keep me coming into work each day. As a personal injury attorney, you’re constantly helping people receive adequate representation in the face of adversity. There’s just no way that somebody coming in off the street • 1

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