The New Year has arrived, everyone is back into their routine, and many of us have already packed up the holidays in anticipation of warmer weather. While we too are looking forward to 2018, we wanted to briefly look back on a treasured holiday tradition that we have been participating in for a few years now. We love closing out the year on this magical note, and we hope that sharing this story will inspire you the entire year through.
All year long, we meet and help victims and families of car accidents and other debilitating injuries. Our service ends once we solidify the rightful compensation and justice our clients deserve, but we know their lives have changed forever. Not only are many victims undergoing surgeries, re-learning how to use limbs (or live without them), and/or coping with the loss of a loved one, but they are dealing with medical bills on top of usual bills and mortgages, and most of time, have lost wages due to disability. It’s also not uncommon for two-parent households to become single-parent homes, cutting financial support in half and putting all the stress of parenting on one parent.
As lawyers who have come to know these people and their families, we want to help as much as possible. Unfortunately, money is often the help these families need and we are ethically prohibited from financially supporting clients. Luckily, our friends at Lawsuit Financial Corporation serve solely to provide the much-needed cash advances that plaintiffs need. When a client confides in us that they can’t make ends meet, we refer them to Lawsuit Financial Corporation and know they’re being cared for.
Knowing and working alongside Mark Bello, founder and CEO of Lawsuit Financial Corporation, and his daughter and business partner Jen Bello for many years, we often share heartbreak over the same families and know their holidays will fall short of what they deserve.
But even after paying their mortgage, there is still little leftover for any extra spending. Maintaining a warm roof and food in the house is difficult enough, and then the holidays happen. With the insurance companies still disputing wage claims, it’s pretty close to impossible to also provide any extra holiday magic for a family, and especially one with young children.
A few Christmases ago, we sat down with Mark, Jen, and all our friends at Lawsuit Financial Corporation, and decided on several families we knew would be in need of some gifts that Christmas. Finding their kids’ wish lists, we shopped until we dropped to find the perfect gifts for stamping a smile on their Christmas morning. It’s been our tradition ever since, and we feel blessed to continue bringing Christmas to families who would otherwise go without.
So, as your resolutions start to take shape and the struggle sets in, keep in mind that it is a privilege to set goals for yourself and be able to work toward them. One resolution we can all afford to make this year is to regularly be of service to one another, as one small act can have the biggest impact. From our family to yours, have a very safe, healthy, and happy 2018!