Octavio Pulido doesn’t remember many details about the day that changed his life, but he remembers how it made him feel. “I felt sad and angry,” said Octavio.
On May 1, 2016 the San Antonio resident and his 4-year-old son were on their way to church when they suddenly felt a powerful impact. A car hit Octavio’s car, sending the husband and father into a panic.
“The car just got right in front of me,” he said. “Everything happened so fast. I never expected anything like this to happen to me. I was really happy that day and then everything changed. The first thing that went through my mind was my son. I wanted to assure him that everything would be OK. He wasn’t injured, but he was traumatized by the accident.”
With a totaled car and his own injuries suffered from the accident, Octavio knew he needed help – someone who would fight for him and his family. He turned to Jim Adler.
“I was in a lot of pain, so I immediately called Jim Adler,” he said. “My case manager and attorney let me know what was going on the entire time. The office really pushed back against the insurance company to get me a fair settlement. The service I received was very professional.”
It’s been a long road to recovery, but Octavio says things are looking up. The horrific accident changed his life, but it hasn’t broken his spirit. An avid writer, he turned to paper and pen to describe his experience and optimism for the future. Octavio said he wrote the poem, “My Accident on Sunday, May 1, 2016” soon after the crash. Nearly a year later, he decided to share his work with Jim Adler and others.
“I’ve been writing poems as a hobby for quite some time,” he said. “I wanted to express the emotions I was going through during and after the accident. I wanted to tell people what happened to me in a different kind of style. I wanted everyone to know that people were there to help me. I’m really grateful for Jim Adler and his law firm.”