Carlton’s Story: A Retired Veteran Finds Hope After a Crash
A Cruise in a Classic Pickup Spirals into a Nightmare on the Road
After 30 years of honorable military service, Carlton was looking forward to a quiet, retired civilian life in Alabama with his family. One of his favorite pastimes was driving his lovingly restored classic truck — a powder blue 1955 Chevy pickup.
Unfortunately, an impatient driver changed his retirement forever. It was a sunny, warm Alabama morning, and Carlton was out running errands in his truck. He was passing through an intersection when, seemingly out of nowhere, an SUV turned left in front of him. The driver didn’t have the right of way; she was just trying to beat Carlton through the light.
Carlton, who was going the speed limit, didn’t have time to avoid a collision. His truck violently struck the side of the other driver’s SUV, and his truck rolled into the ditch.
During the collision, Carlton’s head struck the side of his truck, and he lost consciousness. The accident was so forceful that the Chevy’s dashboard crumpled, pinning him inside the pickup. When he awoke, he was bloodied and sore, but thankful to be alive.
Emotional Trauma Complicates Carlton’s Life After the Crash
Even months after the accident, Carlton was experiencing severe pain and headaches that wouldn’t go away. The crash also increased Carlton’s anxiety. Even though he was a seasoned combat veteran, light activity and light stress triggered anxious feelings, dizzy spells, and shortness of breath after the crash. What should have been a smooth recovery was becoming a long and difficult process.
Since he experienced so many injuries and complications, Carlton’s medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and liens began to pile up. It was all just too much. Carlton knew he needed help. That’s when he called Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys.
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Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys: Protecting Alabama Roads and Drivers
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we believe that those who’ve suffered because of a negligent driver shouldn’t be overwhelmed by medical debt, injuries, and grief after a crash. That’s why we’ve devoted our lives to people just like you who have been hurt through no fault of their own.
If you’ve been hurt in a crash, you deserve someone who will fight for your legal rights. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, that’s just what we do for our clients. To request your free case evaluation, call us today at 251-888-8888 or fill out this brief online form.
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