Seven years ago, Johnny was working for an East Texas logging company when he suffered a catastrophic head injury. An experienced logger, he'd been in the industry for almost two decades. But he could not have foreseen the log that fell from a forklift and collided with his head.
He suffered massive trauma to the right side of his head and underwent major reconstructive surgery on his skull. His wife, Carolin, knew they needed expert help because Johnny would not be able to return to work. She was referred to Brian, who took on their work injury lawsuit. Brian was able to pursue a third party case because Johnny was an independent contractor for the logging company. After seven months, he was able to settle Johnny's case for $4,000,000.00.
Now, seven years later, we sat down with Johnny and Carolin to talk about how their lives have changed since the accident and since Brian obtained their settlement. Carolin says, "Thank God Johnny is still here, because they say he wasn't going to make it... We got a call that he was in the ICU and that his head was crushed in. At that time, you don't know what you're facing, you don't know anything. It's scary.
"We didn't have the money to pay all our bills. The company didn't do anything. If I hadn't met Brian, we'd be dependent on the government for a lot of care today. From the whole time, he was there for us, through everything. And we couldn't have asked for nobody no better. Just being honest...
"I want to tell Brian thank you... Johnny say thank you, and Johnny talk about him a lot. I do thank God for Brian Beckcom. I thank God for each and everything that he has done for us, and he has done many, many things for us. We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Brian Beckcom... He taught us to make the right choices that we needed to have the life that we're living today, and I thank God for that."