I was at a hotel and I fell. There was slippery pant on a concrete patio area. A colleague of mine had a relative who had a similar accident and she spoe with me about seeing an attorney. She recommended Darl Champion to me. The accident did require me to go to the hospital. I wasn't able to walk. I went by ambulance. It required surgery whic left me unable to walk for awhile. I was out of work for almost 6 months. I had physcial therapy at home to help me learn to walk a bear weight. My patella was shattered too much for doctors to simply repair it. A significant portion had to be removed. I then had physical therapy when I was able to drive.
I didn't think of calling the insurance company first thing. The first call I wanted to make was to my employer becuase I wasn't going to be able to come back due to my injury. My main issue was dealing with surgey and focusing on being able to walk again. I did not occur to me to call an insurance company. I did not occur to me to call an attorney either. I'm a babyboomer so I don't know if it's my generation, my age, or my own value system but it wasn't something that came across my mind until the colleague recommended that I talk with someone.
I went to Darl's website and filled out a questionnaire. What impressed me initially was when they emailed me different questions to answer. It was kind of a back and forth chat conversation. I was really appreciative of the responses from the person I was emailing. When I met Darl, I was very impressed. I found him to be very kind and very professional. I could tell that he was knowledgable. After meeting with him, I felt very good about the things he had said and they way that he came across. I was very impressed because within just a couple days he had gone out to the property and got back to me very quickly saying that he would take my case.
We were able to settle our case with the company. I found that the more I spoke with the Darl the more I saw how much integrity he had. I was able to relate to him. I really like his support staff. I felt they were very professional and they were also very kind. I thought the entire process took a very responable period of time.
For me that personaly relationship is really important, that I kind of click with somebody and feel good about them because as I mentioned I didn't take this lightly. I felt that connection with everyone, from Darl and the rest of his support staff. I really wanted something that would be fair to me, fair to Darl, and fair to the company where I fell. I didn;t want to take advantage of people but I realized over time that I was going to have to physical issues that were going to be life-long, so I wanted it to be fair all around. And I feel like it was.
Darl also impressed me because he gave me choices. Had I told him that I wanted to continue the lawsuit and go to court, he would have done that. He listened to me and my wishes. I believe that he thought that we did well and that it was a very resonable and fair outcome.
I absolutely would recommend the Champion Firm. I will say when I first came here that Darl is much more experienced than he appears. He looks very young, but he is very experienced and very knowledgable. I would absolutely recommend him without hesistation.