Car accident…

June 11, 2007 at 10:20 am

I was involved in a car accident back in 1998; while on a street with no stop signs, a tow truck at a stop sign decided he could beat me across the intersection. I broke my left knee & suffered soft tissue damage to my back. The insurance adjuster wanted me to settle the case ASAP at that time. If one is disabled by the car accident for 90 days or longer (which I was), then he said I would receive money for pain & suffering, otherwise it would be just my car & medical bills to date.

I was ready to sign off right then & there, as I was sure I would be on the tennis court that summer. But for some reason my knee never healed right & it actually took 2 1/2 years before I even tried tennis again. I am glad I waited as I was awarded more, but after the lawyer took his 33% it was actually not much. I came down with CIDP 6 months later & was glad I had settled by then, or they would have blamed my knee problems on that.