“Even after it’s all said and done, he’s still there and he’s like a new member to the family. He helped me out a lot and I could move forward with my life from here because of Tim. I appreciate everything they did for me. And I really mean that.”
“My name’s Jimmy. I’m 44 years old. I’ve been working as a boat captain since the age of 18 years old, and have been doing it for a little over twenty years. So, needless to say, I’ve been quite a few places in the work industry, offshore and onshore; I worked on both sides of the business. I was pretty safety-orientated considering the most part; we pretty much always had one of the safest vessels that I was tied up to.
I never thought that I would be injured in the workplace. I was always saying it happens to other people or other people’s boats. But I was put in a situation one day with one of my crew members, the deckhand. He pretty much put himself in a unsafe act. I tried to get him out of the situation and winded up hurting myself in the process.
I ended up going to the doctors and all and they were telling me was false instances of my injuries. I knew something more was wrong because I could feel it; I never felt this kind of pain and stuff before in my life, in my back and in my neck, pretty much my whole spinal area. So, I winded up going and getting a second opinion. The second opinion pretty much told me right away that I needed surgery on my neck. I had more problems than what the company doctors were saying. When I went back for a second appointment with my second opinion, the company’s representative was at the doctor’s office. How they found out that I had an appointment there, I don’t really know.
I felt like I was being put in a pickle. I winded up coming to The Young Firm and I met Tim. Tim told me pretty much the scenario of what was going on. I had to take a step back and realize this. I’ve been with this company for over 12 years. I never thought I would be put in a situation like this. And all I wanted to do was get myself better so I can get back to work.
I have two artificial discs in my neck, and I have pretty good function. I have twofusions in my lower back. I also have some kind of messed up discs in my mid-back that’s too risky for them to be messed with so my own choice is to leave well enough alone. I can deal with it. I can manage with it. So, in my situation I feel pretty good. But if I have the opportunity to go back to work with a little bit more time of recovery, I think that I’m capable of doing it. Overall with my surgeries, I feel like I’m fixed up pretty good.
I didn’t really know how this would all come to end. I just knew that there was a lot of stuff involved in it, and I thought it was going be drawn out. We came to an agreement on the settlement in probably less than a week, though, and it wasn’t any hassle on my part; it probably was on Mr. Tim’s. Thank God, that’s what he’s there for. All I did was pretty much just sat back and waited for my settlement to come in.
I didn’t want to ever be in a lawyer’s office. And I never thought that I would have to ever go to a lawyer’s office. Only in maybe an instance with somebody else.
I did come and see Mr. Tim and I’ll tell you what, he’s a great guy and helped me out all the way through this thing. Even after it’s all said and done, he’s still there and he’s like a new member to the family. He helped me out a lot and I could move forward with my life from here because of Tim. I appreciate everything they did for me. And I really mean that.”
After a neck injury, Charles made the difficult choice to hire an attorney: “it’s a lot of guilt and a lot of what-ifs but you gotta think about your family, put them first. It was a very hard decision, but I don’t regret my decision at all.”Charles M. | Fort Necessity, Louisiana | Neck Injury Settlement
“The Young Firm helped us through everything. When you first start the process, you’re very, very scared. You’re wondering, you know, what if my car breaks down, what am I going to do? And the help is there. They will help you get through the entire thing.”Oil Platform… | USA | Testimonial
“She did her job, and I love her to death for that. I appreciate everything she done. Her and the whole team.”Jarvis B. | Louisiana | Back & Neck Injury
“Thank you very much for everything you did for me and my family. I couldn’t ask for any better treatment. It was just wonderful, so thank you very much, all of you here at The Young Firm.”Isaac T. | Lafayette, Louisiana | Back Injury
“It was just nice to call your office and have the questions answered, and to speak with someone who could tell you this, this, and this. You asked a question, they answered it.”Joe S. | Mountain Home, AR | Hand & Knee Injury
“Don’t be scared to hire a lawyer. If you get injured, call The Young Firm. I would not hesitate on that at all…They stood behind me, and helped me, and fought for me, and made everything okay.”Jeremy S. | Wilmington, NC | Burn Injury
“After I met Tim [Young]…and explained stuff to me, I felt extremely comfortable with him. He’s a great help. He knows what he’s talking about. He knows his stuff.”Lee K. | Opp, AL | Head & Brain Injury
“I was given my life back. At moment’s notice everything changed, but [with] the durability of my team and, and of my family, we were able to pick up the pieces and put it back together. And I am proud to say I can carry on again. That means everything to me.”James L. | Louisiana | Back Injury
“After the initial visit that I had with The Young Firm, with Timothy Young, I felt better. I felt more at ease and I just felt in my heart that I had picked the right company to represent me. They really helped me out through my time of not being able to work.”Joshua J. | Pineville, LA | Back & Neck Injury
“I will forever be thankful for all the teams help and support through the trial, through the medical support, and through the continuing struggle to get the justice we deserve. I am very grateful to Mr. Tim Young and all his team for all they have done for my family.”Larry N. | Bourg, LA | Ankle & Foot Injury