Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represented Jason R., who suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost a leg in a crash caused by an unqualified and overtired delivery truck driver. Below is the testimonial of Jason R.
I was still in a coma from my motorcycle accident when my sister, who is very savvy and an international investment banker, connected me with Fred’s law firm. After I woke up, Eric visited me in Oklahoma. I could tell he was a great guy, a fantastic guy. Someone with a heart of gold.
Myself, I was very depressed. It was a depressing situation. The accident was 100 percent the fault of the other driver and the crash left me with a traumatic brain injury and only one leg. I needed care throughout the day and night.
Like a lot of people, I had been living check to check. I was broke and I was disabled. I had no medical insurance. My medical bills would surpass $1 million. I kept thinking, how am I going to earn an income now? How can I make a living?
Fred and Eric were like, “We got this. We’ll take care of you. You’re all right.’’
It’s a good thing, too, because I would have lost it. I was starting to think that maybe my life wasn’t worth living. It was a very dismal situation, so it was an incredible help to have them in my corner. I could tell they weren’t just out for a check. They were real people.
Fred and Eric put me in touch with one of the country’s best prosthetists and he was right here in Oklahoma, a local guy who works with athletes in the paralympics. Long before we had a settlement, I had a leg and that meant a lot. The doctor was like, “Here you go. Pay me later.”
The accident happened in 2012. I received my check from the multi-million dollar settlement in January 2015. It all turned out not so bad. I get to live again. I get to work again. The settlement money was more than enough to keep me afloat. I have a new place to live and it’s on five acres.
As I look ahead, I have ongoing medical issues and I’m at risk for another stroke as a result of the accident. But I’ve been able to move on. I can breathe free and not worry about it too much. I work in a motorcycle shop, fixing bikes. I have to work at my own speed, but I love what I do.