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Kerri’s and Chad’s Story: Couple Finds Hope After TBI

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Kerri and Chad were a happily married couple that enjoyed socializing, traveling, tennis, and cooking. However, a car accident changed everything.

There was nothing unusual about the day. Kerri was stopped in traffic on South University Boulevard in Mobile, patiently waiting for cars to clear. Seemingly out of nowhere, an SUV came racing up behind her, slamming into the back of her car at 40 miles per hour.

Even though she had been wearing a seatbelt, Kerri flew forward, and her head slammed into the steering wheel. Her body filled with pain and shock. She didn’t know it yet, but Kerri had just suffered a traumatic brain injury—a TBI. Her life as she knew it was changed forever.

Kerri Struggles to Get Her Life Back After the Crash 

It was clear that Kerri was in urgent need of medical care; she went in an ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was diagnosed with a TBI and got stitches for the multiple cuts on her face. She returned home, tired but hopeful that she’d feel better in the morning. 

However, Kerri struggled to recoverShe developed frequent headaches and couldn’t concentrate. Because of her “fogginess” and mood swings, Kerri began to isolate herself. The noise and stress of group settings was too much for her to bear.  

Her condition, which was slow to improve, also affected her relationship with her husband. After the crash, Kerri’s erratic emotions made it difficult for her to connect with Chad, and their relationship began to suffer. Kerri also experienced extreme night terrors and PTSD. Almost every night, Chad would wake to her blood-curdling screams 

Despite her struggles, Kerri was determined to heal. She began seeing a therapist to learn coping strategies for her mood swings, trouble focusing, sleep issues. And she found a neurologist who specialized in concussions and TBIs who provided specialized care. Slowly, Kerri’s life began to turn around, with Chad supporting her every step of the way. 

Andy Citrin Helps Kerri and Chad Move Forward and Regain Control

Even though Kerri was making impressive progress, the couple knew they needed more support to get their lives back on track. Encouraged by Andy Citrin’s reputation of success, they gave his office a call. 

During their free consultation, Kerri and Chad learned that not only was Kerri entitled to compensation for her injuries, suffering, lost wages, and medical bills, Chad was as well. He had suffered tremendously because of his wife’s injury, and the Andy Citrin team was determined to get fair compensation for both of them. 

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Andy Citrin Explores Every Option—and Gets Results

Once the Citrin team began their investigation, they made some important discoveries. 

  • The police noted that there weren’t any skid marks at the crash scene, suggesting that the at-fault driver hadn’t even tried to slow down before the crash. 
  • Kerri’s seatbelt had failed during the crash. In addition to a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver, she had a product liability claim. 
  • The couple had wisely bought uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, which could help cover Kerri’s ongoing therapymedical treatment, and other losses. 

The Andy Citrin team quickly got to work building Kerri and Chad’s case. Their claim against the at-fault driver went to a jury trial, where attorney Andy Citrin was able to win nearly $50,000 on their behalf successfully—a victory not only for the firm but for Kerri and Chad, as well.  

However, this amount was a mere fraction of what Kerri and Chad deserved. Fortunately, the other avenues of recovery—Kerri’s UIM policy and the product liability claim against her car company—were still available. In fact, the Andy Citrin team is still fighting for Kerri and Chad to this day, continuing to pursue fair compensation for their suffering from the companies that had a duty to protect their clients and customers.  

While the pandemic may have slowed certain aspects of life, it hasn’t dampened Andy Citrin’s determination or tenacity to fight for the injured people he represents. Kerri, Chad, and their legal team are optimistic about the outcomes of their other lawsuits.  

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Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys: Standing Up for the Injured for More Than 30 Years

When fellow drivers cause us harm and the products we trust fail, injured people should never have to worry about paying for their own medical bills or watch life go by as they continue to suffer. When life gets hard, we believe that everyone deserves to have an attorney that they can trust to win for them. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we are proud to be that resource for countless people across Alabama and Mississippi.  

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve to know what to do next. To schedule time with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys in a free, no-strings-attached consultation, all you need to do is give our office a call at (251) 888-8888 or fill outthis brief form. If you are too ill or injured to travel to our offices, we’re happy to come to you to talk about your situation as well.  

 

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