The Memorial Day holiday is celebrated by all, but really is most relevant for those who’ve served, and those who have been marked forever for their bravery. Here is a touching story of one decorated Afghanistan war vet, a double amputee, who was re-injured here at home, and turned to the law firm of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene for help.
On a spring morning in 2013, this 22-year old corporal suffered drastic injuries when an 89-year old driver collided into his vehicle while attempting to cross 3 lanes of traffic. Her negligence not only caused considerable damage to his vehicle, but also triggered a relapse of his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD syndrome had begun to plague him 2 years earlier, about the time an IED explosion cost him both of his legs during active duty in Afghanistan.
Thankfully, the corporal’s wife and 3-month old infant – with him in his car the day of this collision – did not suffer major injuries. Within days, the injured vet sought the legal help of the Firm’s founding partner, Michael Steinger. Mr. Steinger documented how the man’s medical condition had worsened after the date of the wreck and included the inability to sleep more than an hour at a time, increased frequency of “flashback mode,” and recurring bouts of anger. This setback was a true disaster for the war veteran, who was not at all prepared to withstand such an accident, for although he was initially treated only for a sprained shoulder, the psychological aftershock to his system caused far greater and lasting damage both to his well-being and that of his family.
In recognition of the facts presented, the insurance company tendered their insured’s full $100K policy limits to settle out of court. A second settlement was also secured by Steinger for an undisclosed amount from the under-insured motorist’s carrier. “This added compensation will go far toward helping relieve the extended pains of one of our real life American Heroes,” says Steinger.
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