Our client was a successful, independent financial advisor who owned her own business. On December 21, 2008, while stopped at a red light, her car was struck from the rear by a cement mixer. Within days of the accident she was beginning to experience pain in her neck and lower back. MRI reports indicated multiple herniations of her cervical and lumbar spine. Unable to return to her office for little more than an hour at a time, her fear of losing all she had worked for became an unfortunate reality. Due to her inability to continue working, she decided to make a claim for disability benefits under her long term disability policy. Three months after her accident, she contacted Dell and Schaefer to assist her in the preparation of her claim for long-term disability benefits.