Bankruptcy can take your breath away, along with your ability to handle your financial responsibilities, take care of your loved ones, feed yourself, smile and much of what makes life enjoyable.
The only thing my bankruptcy could not affect was my faith in God and my salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the author of my hope and the certainty of life eternal with Him.
But in the meantime, thankful to still be alive, I needed to travel this path on earth and it can be very difficult at times. Navigating this worlds toughest junctures can sometimes require good doctors and lawyers. The choice of professional help can bring healing to your body and to your finances if you choose the right pro. We all have heard the horror stories of people whose physical or financial condition was compromised further by the choice of poor professional assistance. Knowing this, it was with trepidation that I sought a bankruptcy attorney following a catastrophic auto accident.
Driving home from coaching little league, I was hit by a driver with only enough insurance to cover 5% of my medical bills. I did not have uninsured motorist insurance at that time and was left with more than a six figure medical bill. I had some debt before the accident, but nothing I couldn't handle. It would have taken the rest of my life of hard work to pay off the good Doctors who helped save my life from a brain bleed, a pulverized foot, broken arm, smashed teeth and more.
God saved my life, and in His mercy, I have no memory at all of the actual crash or of the first three days that followed. I received excellent medical help from numerous professionals, especially Dr. Stanley Kupiszewski.
My medical expenses, only nine days into what would be a long recovery, totaled more than $95,000.00. I received that bill along with a lien on my house, shortly after getting the news that my dog Goody had been killed in the wreck which also totaled my new car. After three months of rehabilitation at the awesome Lake Nona VA Medical Center I finally went back to my quiet dog-less home. I was just grateful to be alive and to have my still to completely heal right foot.
My joy in life was tempered by the four inch stack of medical bills. Now retired, paying them was impossible. I called an attorney who had been a long-time family friend, only to find he did not do bankruptcy law. He sent me to Todd Budgen.
Todd and his staff went to work immediately on my bills now totaling far above six figures. He worked with my limited budget, allowing me to pay his costs over the three year term of my bankruptcy. With precision, senior Paralegal Karen Maxcy guided my case to completion just this August 2018.
I can breathe again, Thank you, Budgen Law!