At Waring Law, we are at war with “claim-shame”.
Let me tell you a personal story to help illustrate our mission.
When I was fourteen years old, I was in a bicycle accident that completely changed my life. One moment I was riding my bike and the next I woke up to smelling salts with a team of paramedics hovering over me. When I opened my eyes, they asked me “who is the president of the United States?” I responded, “George Bush.” It was 2001.
The paramedics put me on a stretcher and raced me to the hospital by ambulance. I arrived at the emergency room with my four front teeth in my pants pocket. Medical staff diagnosed me with a concussion, a skull fracture, and several severe facial lacerations. Medical staff did their best to stitch me up and an on-call emergency dentist wired my four front teeth back into position. I was not the cutest freshmen at Fletcher High that year.
Raised in a typical working-class North Florida family, we never thought for a second that we could pursue a claim to pay for my past and future medical treatment. To the contrary, I believe my parents would have cringed if someone mentioned to them that they could recover compensation from the bike park where I was injured. It wasn’t until four years later when I went to college at UNF and was eligible for student loans that I could get enough money to get my teeth fixed. Four years is also the amount of time you have to bring a personal injury claim in Florida.
Flash forward – after studying law at the University of Florida – I realized that the only person that benefited from my stoicism was the insurance company and its shareholders. At that point in time, I made it my mission to fight claim-shame on the beaches, the landing grounds, on the streets, and in the hills.
Long story short — the American judicial system was designed to compensate injury victims. Whether you were involved in a car accident in Jacksonville or were injured in a boating accident that was not your fault, the legal system exists for you to pursue a claim. So, if you have been in an accident and you’re on the fence about pursuing a claim, I implore you to give me a call for a free consultation.