Over the years as a personal injury lawyer, I have had the privilege of representing some extraordinary individuals and their families. I am often amazed and inspired by the perseverance and courage of our clients, as they struggle to put their life back together after a sudden and unexpected life-changing accident. Today, I would like to introduce you to one such client- Dawne McKay -an accident survivor who turned the negative experience of a serious car crash into an opportunity to help others.
I met Dawne while she was still a patient at a Toronto trauma hospital. Dawne was about to be discharged, but she had a long way to go to recover from her injuries. Our first priority was to arrange for home health and support services to help Dawne have the best chance of making a good recovery. Over the next few years Dawne and I worked closely together as she tried to rebuild her life. During that time and through to today, I have had the great pleasure of seeing Dawne rebuild her life- and while her life would never be the same as it was before the accident, she built a new life with purpose.
Before authoring a book, Dawne started a support group on Facebook for Crash Survivors. This was initially a source for her to connect with other survivors to share experiences and support one another. The group has grown tremendously over the years, and now has members all over the world. Dawne also started a newsletter with helpful articles from survivors, health care provider, lawyers and others. Most recently, in 2021, Dawne published her book for crash survivors, titled Talk Crash To Me: What to Expect After Surviving a Motor Vehicle Collision and How to Manage Your Recovery.
I had the great honor of reading the early drafts of the book and seeing first hand all the love and hard work that Dawne put into creating this book for accident survivors. I was also honored when Dawne invited me to contribute to the book by providing perspectives from an injury lawyer. Those contributions are contained in chapters dealing primarily with the legal rights of car crash victims and the process of obtaining compensation for your losses. Overall, however, the book is one of practical advice, inspiration and courage from one crash survivor to others. I am not aware of any other book like it- written by a crash survivor for survivors going through the same journey.
I am so impressed with Dawne and her message from crash survivors, that we often give copies to our clients that have been seriously injured. Dawne's experiences provide inspiration and encouragement from someone who has been in their situation. We also recommend the crash survivors support group for any of our clients in need of support from a community of crash survivors.
If you are a crash survivor and are feeling overwhelmed with your current situation, I highly recommend Talk Crash To Me: What to Expect After Surviving a Motor Vehicle Collision and How to Manage Your Recovery. The book is available for order from Amazon. If you are an existing client of Iacobelli Law Firm, ask us for a free copy. We are so pleased to share this book with our clients.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".