Hi. My name’s Joe Egnot. I’m a musician in Austin. I play accordion with the band Wino Vino, and I have done so for the past seven years.

I learned how HAAM could benefit me last year when I was in a serious motorcycle accident*. I wound up in a hospital bed, unable to walk.

At the time, I was working a retail job. I hadn’t had insurance for years—never anticipated needing it—and suddenly I was in a situation where I had no idea of what was racking up against me.

A friend of mine knew an attorney, Lenore Shefman, who focuses on cyclist injuries, and before that the legal world was very nebulous to me. I didn’t know where to start looking, and she came into my hospital room, met with me, told me who she was, laid everything out for me, and I was very relieved, happy, and confident, and we just went from there.

Every step of the way I felt supported, both by Lenore who dealt with bill collectors right away from the hospital, and at the same time HAAM had gotten me Seton Care Plus, which helped me with my doctor visits, prescriptions, everything through the Seton system that I needed.

I would never in my wildest dreams have anticipated that HAAM would step up and help somebody that was in such a serious situation as myself.

In thanks for what HAAM has done for me and other people like me, Shefman Law is going to be donating a portion of their fees to HAAM to give back. And I greatly, greatly appreciate all the help I got from Shefman Law. Both of them saw me through to a solid recovery, and it’s why I can sit here and tell my story today.

*Joe Engot suffered a fractured femur, humerus, ribs, pelvic fracture, urethral rupture and transverse process fracture.

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