Linda Shaw* was a wife and mother who worked at an honest job assembling car parts in a factory. She enjoyed a good life that was filled with spending time with her children and her young grandchildren.
One morning Linda received a devastating phone call. She was told that there had been a car crash. The car accident claimed the life of her eldest son.
The loss of her son caused Linda to suffer significant psychological trauma. Linda became depressed and anxious. She suffered panic attacks and was unable to work.
The Kahler Personal Injury Law Firm arranged for Linda to receive counseling and support. The Firm ensured that her insurance company paid her lost wages. The Firm also commenced an action against the driver responsible for the collision.
The defendant denied liability for Linda’s losses. It claimed that because she was not present at the auto collision and did not suffer any physical injuries, she could not recover damages compensating her for her lost income or for her pain and suffering.
The Kahler Personal Injury Law Firm hired medical experts who established that Linda’s psychological injuries were the direct result of her son’s death. The Firm used these reports as support for the argument that the law permitted Linda to recover her damages.
The Kahler Personal Injury Law Firm pushed the matter on toward trial. Ultimately, the defendant insurer was forced to settle the claim. The insurer paid Linda her lost income and her pain and suffering damages. The Firm also ensured that the defendant provided Linda with funds so that she could obtain counseling and support to help her cope with her loss.