If you read this blog, and have no reaction to it, you had better check your pulse for signs of life.
If this blog doesn’t touch your heart, you are definitely not in the Christmas spirit.
What am I talking about?
Today, I met and signed up a pedestrian auto accident client. Nothing Earth shattering about that right?
The pedestrian victim who we will call Mary was crossing the street in a crosswalk on Route 51 in the Pleasant Hills area recently. She was in the crosswalk going across Route 51 when a drunk driver coming from a side street made a left turn onto 51 and smashed into her.
Mary was thrown into the air from the force of the impact. She hit her head on the pavement as she came crashing down after the car collision.
Mary was knocked unconscious for a few seconds because the next thing she remembered was a Pittsburgh paramedic attending to her at the accident site.
Mary was taken to Mercy Hospital, treated for a concussion and a torn rotator cuff. Her dental plate in her mouth was knocked out from the collision. Mary is scheduled to see an Orthopedic surgeon next week to decide if she has to have surgery for the rotator cuff tear.
I immediately liked Mary as a person. She was straightforward and really nice to talk to. In addition to that, it turns out we’re the same age.
So far nothing unusual this situation. Pittsburgh wrongful death, car accident, medical malpractice and slip and fall attorney Bernie Tully has represented thousands of injury victims like Mary over the past 35 years.
What is unusual about this is Margaret story.
Mary is mentally challenged.
Mary barely graduated from high school.
To graduate high school, Mary had to go to a special needs school in Pittsburgh.
Her mother and dad were alcoholics.
They put her up for adoption when Mary was two years old.
Mary went through various Foster parents during her early years.
You see, Mary is barely able to take care herself on her own. She has always needed someone to keep an eye on her to make sure she is safe.
Sort of like a guardian angel.
Mary found that guardian angel in a teacher who taught her in grade school.
The teacher whose name is Ada knew Mary’s background and the fact that she had no one to watch out for her since her parents had abandoned her.
So what did Ada do?
She and her husband who were childless basically agreed to be Mary’s legal guardians and to take care of her for the last 50+ years.
They became Mary’s parents. They have watched out for her all these years.
They did not do it for the$$.
There was no $$ in this 50 year + labor of love. They in fact did it entirely out of love for a mentally challenged individual who needed their help.
As I sat there listening to this story of true love I got completely choked up and teary eyed. Imagine that. Pittsburgh wrongful death, car accident, medical malpractice and slip and fall attorney Bernie Tully unable to speak.
You can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to do everything possible to get Mary all she’s entitled to for this pedestrian accident.
Thanks for reading this personal blog. I hope you take something from this.
I know I did.
Bernie the attorney.