Intro: Standing Up to Powerful Insurance Companies

If you have ever been involved in an accident, you may know how difficult it is to get the compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. Dan Shea, a business leader from Santa Fe, and his family found this out the hard way. In August 2011 his mother was involved in an accident that was not her fault and suffered major injuries that required extensive hospitalization and had long-term impact on her life. Dan attempted to negotiate with the insurance companies on his mother’s behalf, but the insurance companies were only willing to make minimal offers, worth less than his mother’s medical bills.

It was at this point that Dan realized how important having a lawyer would be to his mother’s recovery. He hired a personal injury attorney to help him fight the insurance companies. At the trial’s conclusion, the jury ended up awarding Dan’s mother a sum exceeding the amounts discussed in negotiations.  Dan and his mother both saw the necessity of hiring a personal injury attorney to protect her best interests and fight for fair compensation after the accident. For more information on Dan’s story and the website he founded, visit

About the Author: Jamie Kessel works out of the Richmond, Virginia and Short Pump offices of the Allen law firm. He is an experienced personal injury lawyer and handles complex personal injury cases involving distracted drivers, brain injury, wrongful death, and day care injuries.