A Moving Trial

This is the courthouse in Millersburg, OH. Yesterday at 9:11 a.m. a strong and loving father was sworn in as guardian for a very brave young woman, his 20-year old daughter who suffered a severe TBI from a car crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway last fall.

The family is from Holmes County in the middle of Amish country. Another attorney in town recommended me to a local family friend soon after the wreck, and Sunday I flew up for the guardianship hearing. These good folks invited into their home. I met the mom and the younger siblings. I was served a great dinner.

The next morning, with the help of local counsel we explained to the probate judge the need for a temporary guardian while the slow healing progresses. Although the reckless driver that caused the wreck had no insurance, we were able to negotiate with the family’s insurance company to pay its full coverage. We have now set up a trust, but it’s not enough and there’s more work to be done seeking other sources.

Parting words from the dad, whom I spoken with dozens of times but had not met before the trip: “You are everything I thought you’d be. Thank you.”

Lawyers don’t get that every day.

Click here to return to Daisley Law. logo_blue

About Mike Daisley @ DaisleyLawOffices, PC

Civil Litigation Attorney and Certified Mediator in North Carolina Superior Courts; President of Daisley Law Offices, PC, a law firm devoted to helping Veterans, the Disabled and severely injured victims of corporate or individual negligence. Experienced in Civil Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mike is also a political analyst for WCNC-TV and WBT Radio,a writer and blogger on law, political discourse and theology, and a lifelong Episcopalian (which, as he explains, means "I'm a raging agnostic at least three days a week.") Office email : Mike@DaisleyLawOffices.com (704) 331-8014 Charlotte, North Carolina
This entry was posted in The View from "The Trenches". Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A Moving Trial

  1. Terri says:

    Know just how he feels on that point! They were lucky to have you!

    • daisleylaw says:

      Terri, that is so nice. (And so much appreciated.) ESPECIALLY coming from one of my all time favorite clients….YOU! Give my best to those other two that you keep straight in your office!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s