Hamilton Wingo is a firm of passion and values with a complete commitment to our clients and communities. We are honored by the relationships we build with those we represent. Mrs. Bagdasarian shares her story of being hit by a cement truck.
“In November of 2016, the week of Thanksgiving, I was on my way home after dropping my son off at his school in Plano. I stopped at a red light and was rear-ended by a Mack cement truck. He did not speak a lot of English, so we stood around for a while before we got people there. He did not have insurance with him on the truck, so we had to wait around for a while, while they figured out insurance and got a copy, on his phone, to him, and ended up coming home pretty much that week icing up. Then, ended up going to the doctor the following Monday and found out that I had shoulder issues. I had a concussion, some back issues, and we just went from there, trying to work things out.
It was just overwhelming. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know anything. My lawyer, at the time, referred me to Hamilton and Wingo. They did some kind of partnership there. So he tendered me over to Hamilton and Wingo to get the ball rolling. That’s when we discovered that it was a mess behind the scenes, that we didn’t know about until then. Paul Wingo took over and started digging to find answers, to find what’s going on. The company changed hands a couple of times during our process, where they were selling it or giving it to other people. Paul was dealing with all of that, trying to figure out exactly what was going on, where it was going, and to hold the insurance accountable, and hold the company accountable.
Then, you would get the, “Well, they’ve done this,” and you’re like, “Oh, Great.” But then Paul would say, “But this is what we’re doing.” So it was like, “Okay, they’re still on top of it.” It kept the relief going because he was always on top of whatever they were trying to throw at us. That went from 2017/2018 to 2020, when we finally, through mediation, got it worked, where they took responsibility for their truck and their driver hitting me from behind, right before we were to go to trial. It was during COVID, so it was an online Zoom type thing. We went in, and we talked to the mediator.
Paul told the story. He told them everything. He was very blunt. “This is what we’re expecting. This is how it went down. This is what happened. This is how they’ve tried to hide it. This is how they’ve tried to wiggle out of it.” Then, he let me go. He said, “I’ll stay on it. You don’t need to sit here on the video chat for…” I think our time was started at 11:30 to 1:00, somewhere around there. I think it was 1:00. We didn’t get our mediation call, that it was finalized, until after 6:30, on a Friday. Paul was there, online, until 6:30 on a Friday evening to get this finished because it had been almost four years. In the end, it was just shocking that it’s over. We’ve had almost four years of fighting this, of trying to get stuff done. It’s done. They’ve worked through it. We’ve got our settlement. It’s over. I don’t have to deal with it anymore. It’s not something that’s hanging over my head that I have to worry about or think about. It’s over. It’s a good feeling.”