Car Accident Attorneys MN – Serious Injury Changes Lives


Our car accident lawyers have seen many Minnesota cases that completely changed peoples’ lives. A serious injury from an auto accident can be devastating to the person injured and their family. Our attorneys help people put their lives back together. Here is one story published on the WCCO website describing how an auto accident changed a family’s lives:

Lives can change in a second. And for umpire Bill Szabo, that’s exactly what happened. “Last year was a light year. It was only about 75 baseball games, but I usually average no less than 120,†Bill said. He loves to umpire games, but his schedule was interrupted one afternoon last September when he was in a car accident on Interstate 35W. And it was a very serious one at that.

“I just saw my hands, my elbows, just like a puppet they were in all different directions,†Bill said. “I tried to move my head, but I couldn’t move.†He was taken to a hospital, and his family flew in to say their goodbyes.


“Did I think he was gone? Yes,†said his wife, Jodie. “It’s like walking through a tunnel … it’s just not real.†They were ready to take him off life support, but he decided to fight — and for a very good reason. The day before his accident, the Szabos had officially adopted their granddaughter as their daughter. He saw 2-year-old Ella as he lay paralyzed, ready to accept death. “I basically had it in my mind that if I was going to be quadriplegic I just didn’t want to live,†he said.

“However, when Jodie said, ‘don’t worry about Ella, we’ll make sure that she always remembers you’ … I immediately changed my mind.†After the car accident, “Every time I got to wake up in the middle of the night, and there’s pain, I think of Jodie,â€

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He misses the game he loves so much because the game is special in so many ways. “Every game is different, every game,†Bill said. “You can tell sometimes the pitchers, you know, are warming up. You’re going, ‘OK, it’s going to be a good game.’ Or other times you’re going to go, ‘This is going to be a long game.’†But the reason he’s here at all is because of the granddaughter that has become their daughter. “Neither one of us would’ve thought we’d be raising a child, but oh my God, it’s the best thing. It was so much fun and I’m missing a large part of it,†Bill said.

There is no doubt in the minds of people who know him well that he would not be here if it wasn’t for Ella. “She is pretty powerful,†Jodie said. If you’d like to help Bill, you can visit his GoFundMe or CaringBridge site.


Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are top car accident attorneys in MN with more than 25 years’ experience. We help people seriously injured in an auto accident receive the insurance compensation they need. If you have had a serious injury from a car accident in MN call our best attorneys for a free consultation. We will explain your rights and answer your questions.

Our Minnesota car accident attorneys are tough and get results. At the same time, we provide personal attention to our clients with patience and compassion. We will stick with you and your family to the end of your case and beyond. We never charge anything unless you receive compensation. An attorney will talk with you on the phone and then meet you at your home or our office for an in-person consultation. We have offices to meet you in Minneapolis, Edina, St. Louis Park, and Woodbury.  Our car accident attorneys also go to people’s homes throughout Minnesota.