How did what happened change your life, at home and at work?
When it first happen, the accident that is, my world was kind of a mess. For days I was second guessing myself about my decisions, what could I have done different, was what had happen my fault. I love to talk and communicate with people and with a death having occurred I thought it best not to talk to anybody about how I felt of my inter most thoughts. The only person I could talk to was my wife and she was fearful of what was on the horizon. In this day and age she know that lawsuits would come our way and we both wondered if the company would stand behind me or if they would serve me up on a platter.
At work I could only talk to a couple of people and my time driving was at an end. I was put to do jobs that were not part of my description and my pay was cut in half. To make matters worse the go to person at the company was not trained in the area of accident management and I know more than her from my years with another company.
Then the day came, lawyers jumped in with both feet and all my thoughts, actions, decisions and even the choice of underwater color were called into question and second guessed. Mean and ugly things were said and this even came from people I worked with. Two years of depositions, court hearings, requests for phone records, medical records, bank records, driving records and more and more, insurance made an offer and it was over!! I know today that I made the right choices and would not have done anything different but I find myself thinking about choices I make even today about were I park, the speed I drive or the roads I drive on due to this experience.