June 11th, 2014 My Wife was hit at 70 MPH
My phone rang from an unknown number, The man said "Sir everything appears to be fine but I'm a truck driver your wife was hit from behind and she can't find her phone. She is being taken by Ambulance to the Hospital". I thanked him for the call and I could hear sirens in the background. He said buddy, she must have had an angel with her because this little girl that hit her never slowed down and spun her across 5 lanes of I-35 and she slammed into the concrete barricade dividing the highway.
I immediately rushed to the Hospital and upon seeing no blood my mood improved! The Dallas Sheriff Department paperwork was laying on the table next to my wife's bed. Car #1 hit car #2 at approx. 70 MPH spinning car #2 from the exit lane across the highway and came to rest against the barricade. After seeing my wife was not immediately injured I let her sleep and looked over the paperwork. The party at fault had the minimal Car Insurance Policy So after the X-ray, and complete workup from the Hospital they released my wife. It appeared nothing more than "soft tissue damage." Which is a very mild sounding word for that translates to "You are going to hurt like hell for several weeks and you have swollen and pulled muscles and inflamed tissue but nothing is broken."
June 14th my wife got up about 7am and went to the restroom. At 11 am she was screaming my name! She could not move from the waist down. We called 911 and had her taken to the Hospital. Apparently a disk had ruptured and compressed the nerves in her back. Her bladder stopped functioning, she had zero feeling from the waist down. I called a car accident attorney and said "I don't know what to do here but this is what happened". I can tell you having an attorney allowed us to focus on my wife's recovery which took over (2) years! She had rehabilitation three times a week. She had neurology specialist visits. It was a very long 2 years! Having an Attorney did wonders for not only our mental sanity but when he visited at the hospital It even put the staff on notice and her care was top notch. I mention that because before the Attorney visited her that morning we had a nurse that was .... not really all that great, to say the least. After the visit The head nurse came in "Mr. and Mrs. Yarbrough, may I ask if the Attorney was here because of your care"? No mam... although the Attorney got a laugh out of that story! After having life turned upside down It absolutely, positively made a huge difference having a great Attorney on our side. I still carry a wheel chair in the back part of my truck In fact it is in there right now, long after the Insurance settled. See that's the crazy part, life changes in that split second and luckily she is 99% better today. However, I know all too well how it could have ended all together on June 11th, 2014.
In case you are wondering It was discovered the young lady that hit my wife sustained very minor injuries. She was texting and driving. She hit send seconds before she hit my wife at 70MPH!
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