Advertisements for lawyers seem to be everywhere. Whether it's for our law firm or others, you see them on TV, hear them on the radio, or pass by their billboards on the highway.
You may have wondered: why are there so many personal injury attorneys advertising in Atlanta and across Georgia? Simply put, there is a high need for legal representation after an auto accident or other traumatic event.
The data is pretty sobering. In 2019, there were more than 400,000 crashes in Georgia. These accidents left nearly 147,000 people injured and resulted in 1,426 fatalities.
Motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of injury deaths and the second leading cause of ER visits and hospitalizations in Georgia.
Other types of accidents happen every day as well: work accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, injuries caused by dangerous products and defective machines, etc.
The number of all these accidents starts to add up and the people of Georgia who are injured may need help.
Are Personal Injury Lawyers Needed?
It may be tempting to think that if you have insurance you don’t need a lawyer. However, even with insurance, you may not be fairly compensated. The insurance company is out to make money, regardless of whether or not the amount is fair to injured victims.
Their insurance adjusters and lawyers will try to do everything they can to minimize or deny an injury claim to avoid paying a settlement. It doesn’t matter how long or how timely you paid into your insurance policy; to the insurance company, loyalty is a one-way street.
If the insurance company isn’t treating you fairly and the medical bills are piling up, don’t give up hope. Hiring an experienced lawyer can often put an end to their games and make them take your injury claim seriously.
Why Are There So Many Ads, Then?
Most people have never thought about hiring a lawyer until something goes wrong. It can be difficult to know which law firm to call or what type of lawyer you need. If you don’t have a recommendation from a friend or family member you trust, a quick internet search often yields an overwhelming amount of results.
This is why a variety of ads are so important for a law firm. Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. A lawyer needs to show clients they are ready and available to consult with them about their case.
You may have seen our billboards, heard about us on the radio, or saw an ad for us online. Not only does this signify that we’re involved in local communities but it also means we have significant resources to dedicate to your case.
If You’re Injured, Choose an Attorney Who Cares
Now you understand why there are so many personal injury lawyers and ads for them. However, not all personal injury lawyers are the same. So how can you choose the right one for you?
Unfortunately, there are some attorneys out there who are more concerned about the money they win for their clients than the actual well-being of their clients. A good lawyer will personalize their approach to your case and accurately inform you regarding your rights and how much your injuries are worth.
Every case is unique. You need honest advice about whether or not to accept a settlement from the insurance company or go to trial.
A good attorney will also respect your needs and choices. You shouldn’t feel pressured into making a decision you don’t understand or feel like your questions and concerns are being ignored.
Remember: you hired a lawyer because you refused to accept poor treatment from the insurance company. Don’t accept the same behavior from your lawyer either.
How Can I Afford an Attorney?
Even if you find an attorney you think may be the right fit, you might be worried about cost. Certain types of lawyers and the legal help they provide can be expensive. But most personal injury lawyers, including Gary Martin Hays & Associates, work for clients on a contingency basis.
We offer a Zero Fee Guarantee. That means we don’t charge you for a consultation and you don’t pay us unless we settle or win your case.
Our attorneys understand that you are already struggling to pay medical bills, car repairs, and other necessities. Hiring a lawyer seems like just another expense you can’t afford.
What Our Clients Love About Gary Martin Hays & Associates
At our firm, we’re committed not only to helping Georgia accident victims get the maximum compensation possible for their injuries, but also working to help them get back to a happy and healthy normal. At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, our team cares about our clients above and beyond their claim so that they know they have someone they can rely on.
We want to make the injury claim process as easy and as stress-free as possible for you, which is why we have constant, open communication with our clients. If you read our reviews, you’ll see that we want our clients to be well-informed and treated with kindness and professionalism every step of the way.
We are also involved in communities across Atlanta and Georgia because we believe in making our state a great place to live. This way, should the worst happen, they know who to turn to for help.
If you have questions and need advice about an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, call us today at (770) 934-8000. We’re available 24/7 and a consultation is free.