During my recovery I've had to turn down going back to work in the offshore industry after being laid off in June, an opportunity I was hoping to be able to take back up. I've also lost my unemployment, due to not being able to physically accept work and I believe honesty is the best policy in answering those questions on my claims, as a means of covering the bare essentials while I was actively was job hunting and seeking another opportunity to go back offshore. I had to turn down that offer three days after the wreck...a phone call I had been waiting to receive for weeks. My medical bills have been piling up over the course of my recovery and the insurance company of the driver is not working with me on settling on a fair amount, even after I've obtained lawyers.
This one incident has completely shifted my life. I'm now in debt from falling behind on bills, sunk into a deep depression, deal with daily pains and PTSD, haven't been able to go back to work to make money or collect unemployment to sustain the bare minimum on bills and essentials to sustain myself and my family and missed out on one of the best times of the year as a parent, getting Christmas presents for your children and watching them on Christmas morning open them.
I've attached photos below of some of the serious bruising that as occurred in the some of the areas affected the most from the wreck and photos of the truck and building in the aftermath. I've blotted parts in the body pictures that aren't appropriate to show but focused on the actual bruising and injury.
I'm setting this up to cover the what the insurance company won't in medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. I realize these have been exceptionally hard times on all of us and any donation would mean the world to me. This has been a living nightmare for myself and my family trying to get through this additional hardship that resulted from me just trying to help a dear, dear friend in his time of need. I'm setting the goal at $15,000 to help cover the remainder of my medical bills as I'm still undergoing treatment and rehabilitation, lost wages from losing unemployment and having to turn down jobs in my career field and the immense pain and suffering I've had to endure. Any amount would help me and my family and we would be eternally grateful to all that could help us, even if the goal isn't reached. Anything over the $15,000, I will donate to charity or other GoFundMe's as I'm just trying to cover things stated above. I hope everyone that even takes the time to read this has a blessed day. Thank you.
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