I was working down in Louisiana at a pipeline. We were pigging, which is cleaning out the pipeline. Well, fire came out the pipe. It killed another guy that was right next to me, and it severely burned me. I was on fire, had fire coming from my body. I had to jump over a fence to get away from the fire.
I ran to the highway for help, [and] some bypassers picked me up, took me to the hospital—to the burn unit. I stayed there for 18 days. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t even sleep at night. My girlfriend had to help me bathe every day until I was able to bathe myself. I mean, I didn’t know which direction to turn after this. I didn’t know. I didn’t know how things were going to go after this.
I realized that my company I was working for wasn’t going to do anything for me, so at that point I decided to hire an attorney, and I hired Arnold & Itkin. The people at Arnold & Itkin are great because anytime that I called or needed anything, it wasn’t a hesitation.
Whatever I needed, they gave it to me, they made sure I had it. Just one call, and they were there to do it.
If I wouldn’t have hired Arnold & Itkin, I don’t know where I would be. They did a good job. I’m satisfied on the outcome. I recommend them to anybody because I came out on top.