The client was waiting for her light to turn green when she saw a big rig bearing down on her, apparently unable to stop. She had a friend’s baby in a car seat in the back and frantically tried to move but she was hemmed in by other traffic. Luckily the baby was not injured in the crash, but Dunnion’s client, a newlywed in her 30's, sustained a sprained ankle and soft tissue injuries to the neck and back. That may not sound like much, but for some people, these injuries can be debilitating and so it proved for her. Over the next two years she went through endless medical procedures, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, and injections into her spine. She tried on multiple occasions to return to her work in a store, but she was never able to sustain the lifting, bending, and stooping required. Once, her boss had to carry her out to her car when she was unable to move at all. Her worst day was when she and her husband went to the bank to close out the savings account they had so carefully nurtured to see them through the hard times. Little did they know that the hard times would come so quickly. Fortunately for the client, she had Dunnion attorneys on her side, and the big rig’s insurance company proved unusually sympathetic to her plight. We were able to settle her case for $175,000.00, enough to pay all her bills and replace the couples’ nest egg.