Testimonials From People We've Helped
Our mission is to rebuild lives
Thousands of families throughout the Puget Sound area have turned to NLE Law during some of the toughest times in their lives. We're not here just to get them a quick settlement and move on to the next case. Instead, we take pride in the way we partner with our clients to get them the best possible care for their injuries and move forward with their lives.
Here's what many of our former clients have said about their experience with NLE.
Auto Accident Case Testimonials
Traumatic Brain Injury Case Testimonials
Disability Denial Testimonials
Auto Accident Case Testimonials
Lexi Robinson - Pedestrian Accident and Brain Injury/Pituitary Damage
Lexi Robinson was a bright, outgoing and athletic middle school student who ran track, played lacrosse and attended many sporting events with her friends. While walking with her friends after a volleyball game, she was hit by a car in a crosswalk.
At the time, her injuries appeared superficial - a broken tooth, a broken nose and bruising on her body. However, within six months, her personality began to change. She went from being happy and outgoing to moody and irritable, lost interest in the activities she loved, and suffered from headaches and fatigue.
Lexi's mother Ann Marie, herself a former client, contacted NLE Law. Thanks to our insight into brain injury, we recommended that Lexi see a number of specialists who diagnosed her with damage to the pituitary gland. Lexi's brain injury was causing a growth hormone deficiency, chronic headaches and narcolepsy, which made it impossible for her to get enough rest to learn or do well in school.
From the beginning, NLE was focused on helping Lexi get the best possible medical care and rebuild her life.
Lexi put it this way: "I was able to be put in contact with some amazing specialists and doctors who have helped me really put my life back together, and I don't that if I'd been represented by anyone else I would've found those doctors. I really owe so much to NLE."
Her mother added: "Had it not been for NLE, who knows if this would've ever been diagnosed. Their focus has just always been on giving her the best life that she possibly can and finding the right answers to fit her needs. She wasn't just a file to them."
Amy & Brandon - Automotive Accident and Brain Injury
"We are still in shock! It's hard to believe that this is really over! Brandon and I are so thankful for all of your hard work on our behalf. This is an enormous blessing and we know we would not be here without you. Sherry, you have been a tremendous pillar of support, confidence, strength and tenaciousness seeing this case through while seeing us through the storm. You have acted as a friend, advocate and cheerleader while maintaining a professional and optimistic attitude. There are not enough things I can say to express the gratitude that Brandon and I feel for your HUGE role in our lives over the past 2 years. This is a little bitter sweet. Thank you!!! We pray that you can continue to be such a consistent blessing in the lives of your current and future clients. It has been an enormous pleasure working with you, in and out of the office.
With my respect and adoration,
Reidun Harjo - Automobile Accident and Brain Injury/Death
Reidun Harjo and her husband were driving when a tractor collided with their car, throwing them off the road and into a ditch. Only moments after the impact, Reidun's husband drew his last breaths and passed away in the seat next to her. Later that night at the hospital, Reidun was examined and found to have sustained a concussion and severe head trauma. Following the accident, she suffered extensive memory loss and was unable to read for a period of time. After talking her situation over with a friend, Reidun decided she could not handle her brain injury case on her own.
Reidun met with Mike Nelson and the NLE team to seek monetary damages for the pain and suffering her accident had caused her. Eventually, Reidun and her team decided to settle her case outside of court to avoid stressful and costly litigation.
Regarding her experience working with NLE, Reidun recalled the following: "My lawyer team [was] just the most amazing, compassionate people that you could ever work with. All of NLE and all his [Mike's] staff, they're just precious people; I just loved them all. We became like family. I am so blessed and my life is so different because of them. I'm so eternally grateful to Mike and his team."
Traumatic Brain Injury Case Testimonials
Adrien Gault - Football Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
Adrien Gault suffered traumatic brain injury at the age of 17 while playing high school football. Adrien suffered a concussion but was returned to play football without receiving appropriate medical clearance. During the game, Adrien took a seemingly typical hit and collapsed on the field. He developed Second Impact Syndrome and was compelled to undergo a life-saving craniotomy. Adrien's severe brain injury and Second Impact Syndrome occurred because he was not appropriately monitored and required to obtain medical clearance before returning to play after his first concussion. Hear more about his story and how NLE Law helped him.
Michaela Dennehy - High School Soccer Concussion & Brain Injury
Because Michaela Dennehy began playing on her high school soccer team after the regular season began, she was never given the necessary paperwork and medical forms to fill out. Without the information found in these forms, Michaela was unaware of the common signs and symptoms of sports-related concussions. Michaela suffered a concussion during a Friday night practice and was told to simply rest up and take it easy by her coach. Unaware of the severity of her head injury, Michaela played in a soccer game the following Friday. During this game, she was hit in the head with the ball and suffered a second concussion.
After receiving two sports-related concussions in just one week, Michaela suffered the significant and unpleasant consequences of migraines, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, and difficulty concentrating. As a result of her brain injury, Michaela temporarily lost her ability to speak and write properly, and she was barely able to complete her senior year and graduate with passing grades. In addition, she was required to take a year off between high school and college to continue recovering.
Before Michaela and her family first met with the NLE team, they were apprehensive about working with an attorney and were unsure if a legal team could provide the compassion and empathy their case required. With the help of Fred Langer's nursing experience and medical background, however, the Dennehys were able to work with, some of the best brain injury doctors in the area. The NLE legal team stayed with Michaela through every step of her recovery, and she now uses her experience to speak to others about preventing concussions in sports.
Disability Denial Testimonials
Aaron G. - Disability Denial
Aaron G. has been suffering through back pain for a majority of his adult life from an injury he sustained in the United States Army and an automobile accident. After 31 years working for the same employer, Aaron reached a point where he was unable to return to work due to pain, so he applied for long term disability. Even though his company was behind him, the insurance company denied his claim. NLE helped him through the legal process to win his long term disability case.
Don - Multiple Sclerosis Disability Denial
After being employed by the same company for many years, Don lost the ability to do his job due the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. Once his MS affected his system to the stage where he could no longer work, Don applied for disability and was denied coverage by the insurance company. Following the insurance denial, Don contacted NLE who convinced the insurance company to pay the disability benefits he was due.
June, 2015 - Seven months after the accident ... I was frustrated ... struggled to function and communicate, and could barely write an email. Your team helped me get on a care path that got me the medical attention and support that I needed to get well. Without the peace of mind that you had my back, I can honestly say that my prospects would be bleak right now. I think anyone that has had an injury needs to have the care and support of a competent legal team, and I fully endorse NLE Law...
Elizabeth LePley took on my ERISA (Long Term Disability) case after dozens of other local attorneys had either declined my case, did not specialize in ERISA, or only represented insurance companies in ERISA cases. National firms based in other states had offered to take on the case, but based on conversations with them, they did not seem to want to invest much time, they would not meet with me locally, I would have had to mail them all of my information. My perception was they would take on every case possible, invest little time, and just be happy with those they won because they were a slam dunk. With little time left for my appeal, Elizabeth met with me, obtained my complete files from the insurance company, and assembled a detailed response based on medical examinations detailing my current condition, and comparing that to my past work history and abilities. She disputed in detail the reports made by those hired by the insurance company. The results were a successful appeal, and a restoration of my benefits. She has experience in ERISA law, the insurance companies (probably the one relevant to your case), and the strategies and tactics employed by them. Go to her first.
I just want to reiterate how much I appreciate your prevailing with the subrogation stuff. It's still amazing to me... I want you to know that it helps reduce my anxiety, and I view it as an heroic effort, not just business as usual. I am grateful for the effort you made on my behalf.
Yes, the Hartford has provided us with a monthly check x 2 months so far, and I expect they will not try to contact me directly again.
Thank you so much, Aaron, for all you have done.
As you know, my claim has been extremely difficult for me.
I appreciate everything you have done for me.
To the entire NTL team - I'm so very thankful to each of you for all your hard work, dedication & support - I can't tell you how much this win means to me & my family. Enjoy!
Great! I will send it now. BTW....Sabrina, I cannot thank you enough for helping me from beginning to current. You have been beyond professional and very friendly. In my time of crisis and need you have helped put me at ease and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I wanted to "Thank You" for all the hard work you did on my case. I sooo appreciate it. I know that you read every single last page of my case and I also know that it's also not the most important case you have. You were so amazingly prepared and so professional. No wonder Fred & John snapped you up to work with them. From teasing you about being a "2nd year" to the final minutes of the mediation, I was struck by how well you had everything - and I do mean everything - under control.
Aaron, my biggest regret is this: I wish you had come to my firm several years ago before my disability hit, because you are a lawyer I would have really enjoyed working with. You have a wonderful sense of humor, you're prepared and professional. The best of luck to you in your career (although you really don't need it, you are going to do very, very well.) I truly enjoyed having you as my attorney, and I want to thank you so much for the time you not only put into reading my case, but the time you took with me on the phone explaining things.
I have a lot of trust and faith in you, kid!
I wanted to say "Thank You" for all the hard work, long hours, and many, many discussions you've had with different doctors and attorneys regarding my case. I know that you worked very, very hard and all too often, after the settlement, that's it. But I couldn't let it go by without thanking all of you. You all worked so hard on my behalf and we truly appreciate it. I know my case was not the biggest case you have (truth to tell) it was probably one of the smallest but never once when I called you or John and later on, Aaron, did I ever feel that my case was not worth bothering with. All of you helped me during a tremendously stressful time in my life and I thank you so much for it. Thank you for deciding to take my case in the first place and I am soooo glad Anne Kysar recommended you. This is something lawyers don't often hear - but Fred, you've made a difference in my life, and it's not all in my wallet. Thank you so much!
Don & Karen
Mike & Staff
Thank you for all you have done for us and all you continue to do!
You are all awesome -
Don & Karen
Just a quick note to let each one of you know that you are very much appreciated! Despite our short... but... sweet... relationship... I can honestly say that each one of you made a significant mark on the pages of my life story. I never anticipated having to dig so deep within myself for strength... will... courage... and trust. Historically... I have not known such fear... or felt so overwhelmed by entities I was conditioned to trust. So... through it all... you as individuals as well as a team, cautiously, accepted me as a client... and methodically, with confidence, integrity, compassion, humor lead me, directed me & finessed me as we progressed from one step to the next. Ultimately ~ our goals did change ~ and you guided me... in conclusion, to the best action for all - and for that I am so very blessed & thankful.
Mike, Tom & Anita,
Thank you, again, for everything last week. I felt very prepared for my disposition. I know that you have many other cases, but you made me feel as if my case, & my injury, are important. Have a wonderful holiday & I look forward to working with you in the coming year.
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