“In June of 2012 I was stopped in traffic on highway 270 in St. Louis when a pickup truck crashed into me hard from behind. I was knocked unconscious and I ended up in the hospital with a broken wrist and pinkie finger, and bruises and abrasions on my arm. I also had awful abrasions and wounds on my face and that’s what really scared me, because I’m a young woman in my early 20’s, and I didn’t want to be disfigured for life or anything. I was so self-conscious about my face after the accident, I hardly went out for months.
The police report said the driver of the pickup was texting and not paying attention when he hit me, and that he couldn’t provide proof of insurance. That’s when I talked to my family and we decided I better talk to a lawyer. My aunt said someone else in the family had used the Sauter Sullivan law firm and they liked them, so I called Kevin Sullivan. Kevin was really helpful right from the start. He found out the guy who hit me did have auto accident insurance and filed a claim for me. I was really concerned about how I was going to deal with all the medical bills that were coming in. That was my first question to Kevin. ‘When am I going to get the insurance money to pay these bills?’ He told me all the steps of the process so I would know what to expect, and that he would help me all the way through. It turns out that my own insurance company wasn’t processing some of my medical bills properly, and Kevin and his paralegal Becky helped get all that straightened out for me. When the insurance company for the guy who hit me finally settled my claim, they paid the maximum amount of the guy’s coverage, and that helped me cover all my medical bills, and compensated me for the fact that my face was damaged and that I’ll probably have real problems with arthritis and my hand in the future because of the accident. When the case was finally all settled and done, Kevin told me, ‘Hope, I want you to think of me as your lawyer for life. If you ever need legal advice for anything, you just call me. I’m there for you.’ And he has been. Even after the claim was settled, Kevin has helped me deal with the creditors for all those medical bills so I can get all this totally behind me. I know he’s there for me and I recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.”