As a native of Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta, I have for years seen television advertisements for personal injury attorneys on local television. Many of these ads left a bad impression on me as a child and they contribute to the stereotype of personal injury attorneys as "ambulance chasers" or unsavory characters who pursue frivolous claims. Even in law school and when I began my career as an attorney I somewhat carried that belief about personal injury law. However, as a prosecutor I saw too often the suffering of people who lost loved ones in vehicular homicide automobile collisions, people whose lives were altered by injuries sustained in wrecks, and others who were seriously hurt or who lost loved ones because of the actions of others.
There are scores of cases from real people who are in real need of an attorney to fight for them when they have been injured or when they have lost a loved one. Whether a case is big or small what matters is that the injuries or loss is real. There are traffic accidents where the victim suffers what insurance adjusters refer to as a "soft tissue" injury in which the victim did not need to be transported to the hospital. However, hours or days later the injury appears and medical bills mount and pain and suffering exists. There are collisions where lives are lost or there are serious injuries that require transport in an ambulance. Many times, regardless of the extent of the damages, the insurance company will not settle for anywhere close to fair value. Personal injury attorneys keep the justice system fair by taking cases to trial if the insurance company is unfair.
The key to any case is that the injury or loss is real. Despite what people think from the catchphrases we hear on TV or the way the big insurance companies portray injury attorneys, most personal injury lawyers handle real cases for real victims with claims that are not frivolous. Personal injury law is not about a victim profiting. It is about fairness for the person or is hurt or who suffered a loss.
If you or a loved one have suffered a loss because of the negligence of another, please contact injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation.
Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.