Serious injuries demand serious action by an expert personal injury attorney. That's why it is critical you contact Gary Martin Hays & Associates right now. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can work with you and help make things right.
In my 25 years of practicing law in the personal injury field, I have been involved in claims that would break your heart into pieces. When you investigate these wrecks and look at the photos taken at the scene of the crash - photos of men, women and children - who have died in these collisions, it leaves an indelible mark on you. Try as I may, I can never forget those faces. Equally gut-wrenching are the times when I meet with the surviving family members to talk about the wreck and about their loved one. They have such fond, vivid memories. But now, their world is turned upside down. I serve as part-attorney and part-counselor - helping them through the legal process while listening to them, at times crying with them, but always supporting them through the process. Other families have met with me at the table discussing their wreck and their injuries. They tell me the paychecks have stopped coming because of the husband's back injury. Unfortunately, the bills haven't stopped. They are worried: * will he lose his job? * how will he pay the medical bills without health insurance? * who will pay to repair the damaged car? * what about his future medical needs? These are certainly legitimate concerns and worries and these victims deserve answers. They deserve someone who is willing to fight to get them all the cash and benefits they are legally entitled to receive. Every single client needs an attorney that cares, that will take action, and will listen.
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Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are fighting for the rights of victims in Georgia. Serious injuries demand serious action. That's why it is critical you contact a Georgia personal injury lawyer at Gary Martin Hays & Associates right now.
Every personal injury accident is unique. That is why we work closely with each client to develop a unique strategy that is specific to their legal needs. Do not simply assume your legal problems will go away. Take action. Contact Gary Martin Hays & Associates today. We cover a wide range of personal injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. One of the major elements of a personal injury claim is the medical treatment that our clients undergo for the injuries they sustained in the collision. It is extremely important for any attorney that handles these claims to understand the medical issues. We often will have thousands of pages of medical records for just one seriously injured client. It is our job to sift through these records to create a medical history and summary of treatment so we can present the most accurate picture possible to the insurance company about our client's injuries, surgeries, physical therapy, and prescription medications. We also need to have a strong understanding of our client's injuries and treatment so we can intelligently discuss this with the treating physicians - either in face-to-face conferences or in depositions. Most attorneys have never gone to medical school or had any formal medical training. This is still NO excuse for the attorney, as he/she needs to gain a greater understanding of medical terms and procedures. If necessary, we hire doctors or nurse consultants to help us evaluate the medical information so we can put it into a format that a layman can understand. Here are just a few types of personal injury claims that we specialize in: -Car Wrecks -Commercial Truck Wrecks -Motorcycle Wrecks -Nursing Home Injury -Drunk Driver Wrecks -Head & Brain Injury -Construction Accidents We understand that serious personal injury can be difficult to recover from. Let us handle the legal aspects of your case and don't trust that the insurance company is looking out for your best interest. Call today - 1-888-934-8100.
Don't let another day go by wondering if the insurance company will compensate you for your car accident injury. Call Gary Martin Hays & Associates today at 1-888-934-8100 to get the wheels of justice turning in your favor.
Our car accident case experience and history of success gives us an edge when representing you in your auto accident claim. No one ever wants to be involved in a wreck. It is not easy to think about - to prepare for something you never want to happen to you or to your family. But please ask yourself - will you know what to do if you are ever faced with this crisis? We have been practicing law since 1989 - strictly focusing on handling personal injury claims. People often ask us: 'Isn't one car wreck case just like the next?' Their assumption is that if you handle one 'rear-end collision case', then you will know how to handle all rear-end collision claims. This is simply not the case. EVERY case is different - from the parties involved to the insurance adjusters, the defense lawyers, and even the judge. Experience in these types of cases helps you to navigate the sometimes treacherous waters to get fair compensation for your client. Our attorneys are familiar with the legal complexities that are involved in certain circumstances (for instance, a work-related car wreck or one involving an uninsured driver). In unusual events such as a railroad crossing wrecks, it can be confusing to sort through the insurance company's process for filing a claim. Turn to us for answers. We take on the insurance companies to get car accident victims everything they deserve. At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to recover from a car accident. You don't have to fight this alone. Start by contacting us today. From the insurance forms to the medical bills, our experienced staff can help you sort through it all. Call 1-888-934-8100. There is no fee for your initial consultation. Act now.
When a family settles a wrongful death claim too quickly with the insurance companies, they may not be getting full compensation. Call 1-888-934-8100 today and rely on our experienced attorneys to build the strongest possible case for you.
In a wrongful death case, the insurance company for the negligent party will use its vast legal resources to try to minimize the amount they pay to a family. Rely on Gary Martin Hays & Associates to bring significant resources to the table on your behalf, including accident investigators and other experts as needed in order to determine liability in a wrongful death case. We can aggressively pursue the settlement you deserve for a variety of cases, including, but not limited to: -Car accidents -Truck accidents -Nursing home abuse -Home fire caused by defective product -Negligent building maintenance or security When you call, we can help you understand who can file a wrongful death suit, as well as the types of benefits that are commonly included in such a legal action. Act quickly. A claim of negligence must be filed within two years of the death. Sometimes the time frame is even shorter. Our attorneys can advise on when a claim must be filed in your case. A wrongful death is any death that was directly or indirectly caused by negligence, willful conduct or indifference to the safety of others. In some wrongful death cases, the victim may die months or even years after the initial injury because of complications or illness. Fighting hard for wrongful death case claimants contact us today. At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we recognize how difficult it can be to cope with the circumstances of a wrongful death. Your first step to simplify the process is to contact us today. From the insurance forms to the medical bills, our experienced staff can help you sort through the red tape and paperwork. Call 1-888-934-8100. There is no fee for your initial consultation. Now is the time to act.
A nursing home injury can happen to you or a loved one, but you can choose what happens next. You can count on Gary Martin Hays & Associates for vigorous, bold legal representation in your nursing home injury case.
Our experienced attorneys know how to gather all the relevant facts, and we won't be intimidated by insurance company pressure. Of the approximately 1.5 million residents of nursing homes, the vast majority of them are in good hands. Unfortunately, as the population ages and more and more people rely on the services of nursing homes, we are seeing more cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. Horrific cases of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect occur far more frequently than civilized society can tolerate. Types of nursing home injuries While sexual assault in nursing homes generally makes headlines when reported, there are hundreds of other less sensational cases of nursing home injury involving dehydration, bed sores, falls, or inadequate staffing. These cases are important to the families and victims - and they matter to us, as well. If you have any reason at all to suspect that a loved one in a nursing home has been injured due to the reckless or negligent conduct of another resident or by nursing home staff, we urge you to contact our firm. Even if you are not sure of what is happening, we may be able to help put your mind at rest or direct you to an appropriate authority. We take on the insurance companies to get nursing home injury victims everything they deserve. Take back control of your life. Contact the experienced attorneys of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. The details of your case will remain confidential, and there is no fee for the initial consultation. Let us show you why you shouldn't be intimidated by the insurance companies. You can afford to have the law on your side. Call today: 1-888-934-8100.
Attorney Gary Martin Hays, our firm's founder, used to defend insurance companies in personal injury, product liability and wrongful death claims. Now he helps people like you - people who have been severely injured and need to recover for their losses. He didn't want to spend his career preventing personal injury victims from getting the financial compensation they are entitled by law to receive. Having decided to commit his life to helping personal injury victims, in 1993, Gary Martin Hays founded the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C. Mr. Hays was able to use his knowledge of how insurance companies work to assist people filing claims. The firm includes several other attorneys who used to work for insurance companies but now focus exclusively in personal injury law practice areas.
Gary graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Afro-American and African Studies. In 1989, he received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. His outstanding academic achievements landed him a position on Mercer's Law Review. He also served the school as Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Attorney, Gary Martin Hays, is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a society limited to those attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least $2 Million Dollars. Philip Milam, another attorney on our staff, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Gary has also been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia's top workers' compensation lawyers. He frequently lectures to other attorneys in Georgia on continuing education topics. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia since 2007 by the American Trial Lawyers Association and recognized by Lawdragon as one of the leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America. His firm specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, and pharmaceutical claims. Since 1993, his firm has helped over 40,000 victims and their families.
Two things really set us apart from other law firms. 1. We are compassionate. We hire staff who care about people. When you visit our office, you will be treated with respect and courtesy, from the receptionist who greets you to our top personal injury attorneys who will fight for you. Our lawyers take an aggressive stand for our clients. We believe we are improving the quality of life for all citizens in Georgia. We advocate for consumers. We have been blessed to work for great clients in our community and we strive to always give back. Part of our firm's mission is to give back to the community. That's a lesson Gary Martin Hays' father, a Methodist minister, taught him from an early age. In 2008, Gary founded the non-profit Keep Georgia Safe with the mission to provide safety education and crime prevention training in Georgia. 2. We specialize. The days of hiring a general lawyer to handle all of your legal needs are over. Our firm specializes in personal injury, workers' compensation and social security disability cases; you have heard the old saying "jack of all trades, master of none." Since 1993, we have remained focused on the same types of cases for 40,000 clients. You can trust us with your case because we have been practicing law here in Georgia for over 24 years.
Gary Martin Hays is not only a successful lawyer, but is a nationally recognized safety advocate who works tirelessly to educate our families and children on issues ranging from bullying to internet safety to abduction prevention. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. Gary has been seen on countless television stations, including CNN Headline News, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. He has appeared on over 110 radio stations, including the Georgia News Network, discussing legal topics and providing safety tips to families. He hosted "Georgia Behind The Scenes" on the CW Atlanta TV Network and has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and featured on over 250 online sites including Morningstar.com, CBS News's MoneyWatch.com, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, and The New York Daily New.
Gary wrote the book on Personal Injury Claims in Georgia. That's not just an idiom, he actually wrote the #1 best-selling book on Amazon.com "The Authority on Personal Injury Claims in Georgia: The definitive guide for injured victims & their lawyers in car accident cases." He is also co-author of the best-selling books "TRENDSETTERS: The World's Leading Experts Reveal Top Trends to Help You Achieve Health, Wealth and Success," "CHAMPIONS: Knockout Strategies for Health, Wealth and Success," "SOLD: The World's Leading Real Estate Experts Reveal the Secrets to Selling Your Home for Top Dollar in Record Time," "Protect And Defend: Proven Strategies From America's Leading Attorneys to Help You Protect and Defend Your Business, Family and Wealth," "The Success Secret: The World's Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Success in Business and in Life," "The Authority on Tout," "The Authority on Child Safety," "Consumer Advocate: Today's Leading Attorneys Share Their Secrets on Finding Justice for Those Who've Been Wronged & Protecting Those in the Right" as well as "Think & Grow Rich Today."
Gary graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Afro-American and African Studies. In 1989, he received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. His outstanding academic achievements landed him a position on Mercer's Law Review. He also served the school as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
His legal accomplishments include being a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum, a society limited to those attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least $2 Million Dollars. He has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia's top workers' compensation lawyers. Gary frequently lectures to other attorneys in Georgia on continuing education topics. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia since 2007 by the American Trial Lawyers Association and recognized by Lawdragon as one of the leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America. His firm specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, and pharmaceutical claims. Since 1993, his firm has helped over 40,000 victims.
In 2008, Gary started the non-profit organization Keep Georgia Safe with the mission to provide safety education and crime prevention training in Georgia. Keep Georgia Safe has trained over 80 state and local law enforcement officers in CART (Child Abduction Response Teams) so our first responders will know what to do in the event a child is abducted in Georgia. Gary has completed Child Abduction Response Team training with the National AMBER Alert program through the U.S. Department of Justice and Fox Valley Technical College. He is a certified instructor in the radKIDS curriculum. His law firm has given away over 1,000 bicycle helmets and 15 college scholarships.
Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University
Juris Doctor, 1989
Jessica began her legal career as a general practice attorney in Columbia, South Carolina. Through her prior practice, she gained valuable experience working closely with individual clients who were experiencing stressful and often devastating times in their lives.
After a few years of practicing in South Carolina, Jessica moved to Atlanta, Georgia to focus on a career in personal injury law. Since moving to Georgia, Jessica has practiced solely in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury, representing injured workers and individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents.
When she isn't working, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time outdoors, traveling, and watching college football.
Jessica is a member of the Georgia and South Carolina Bar Associations.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
University of South Carolina, 2008
University of South Carolina School of Law, 2011
Philip Milam started his legal career as an assistant district attorney serving the people of Hall and Dawson County, Georgia. He gained extensive trial experience trying all major felonies for several years. He continued his career as a litigator working for an insurance defense firm. After a few years of defending the insurance company, he felt compelled to represent those injured as a result of the negligence of others.
Philip has been featured on Fox affiliates, the CW Atlanta TV Network and also on the WGAU radio station where his expertise was called upon to discuss legal topics and answer questions about personal injury law.
His legal accomplishments include being a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a society limited to those attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least $1 million. Philip is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Representing Injured Clients
Atlanta Law School
University of Georgia
North Georgia College
Lucas Griffin has dedicated his legal career to representing injured clients. He is licensed in both Alabama and Georgia. Before joining the team at Gary Martin Hays and Associates, he spent several years with a well-known law firm in Birmingham, Alabama handling a variety of injury claims. He has handled cases from their inception through to trial and/or settlement in State Court, Federal Court and with the American Arbitration Association. Lucas is a former teacher and believes in the importance of educating clients through each step of their claim.
Lucas is a Gwinnett County native. When away from the office, he can be found spending time with his family and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Lucas has found success in and out of the courtroom and has represented clients in trials resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts. Also on several occasions, Lucas has been featured as a speaker lecturing to other attorneys on methods to maximize their cases.
Lucas is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice as well as the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
University of Georgia, 2003
Cumberland School of Law / Samford University, 2009
Jessica "Nikki" Oates began her legal career as a personal injury paralegal at a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. After several years assisting attorneys in advocating for their clients, she decided she wanted to do more, so she returned to school to obtain her law degree.
Nikki found that she has a passion for the field of personal injury and loves helping those who have been injured as a result of the negligence of someone else. After completing law school and graduating with a Cum Laude distinction, she returned to Atlanta where she began her career with Gary Martin Hays and Associates.
When Nikki is not working for her clients, she volunteers in various organizations throughout the community. She and her husband have three beautiful children. Nikki and her family enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking as well as being involved in their local church. They are also avid Braves and Falcons fans, but it's a house divided when it comes to college football.
Areas of Practice
Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, (2008)
Charlotte School of Law, Cum Laude, Charlotte, North Carolina, (2016)
Sarah R. Jett began her legal career practicing corporate and family law in Atlanta, Georgia. While at her prior firms, Sarah gained valuable experience representing clients during pivotal seasons in their professional and personal lives.
After a few years of representing clients in these crucial times, she felt compelled to take her passions for people and law and combine them to represent those injured as a result of the negligence of others. This desire led Sarah to Gary Martin Hays and Associates.
Sarah has since been featured on the CW Atlanta TV Network where her expertise was called upon to discuss legal topics and answer questions about personal injury law in Georgia.
When not advocating for her clients, Sarah enjoys traveling, baking, exploring the outdoors and volunteering for her church and various other non-profit organizations.
Sarah is a member of and the immediate past president of the Forsyth County Bar Association. She also served as treasurer and secretary prior to her presidency.
Sarah is also a member of the Georgia Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Representing Injured Clients, Social Security Disability
John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, 2010
Georgia College and State University, 2007
Sarah is involved in a Leadership Development Program at her church and volunteers with the children's programs.
Shaun Carter started his legal career in Clayton County, GA as a criminal defense attorney, gathering extensive trial experience before serving as an Assistant Solicitor General. Shaun also worked as Staff Counsel for one of the nation's largest automobile insurance companies, gaining experience in all phases of litigation. Shaun, however, desired to represent those injured and affected by the negligence of others, leading him to Gary Martin Hays and Associates.
When Shaun is not working for his clients, he loves to travel and attend professional sporting events, cheering for the Braves, Falcons, and Hawks. He also volunteers as a member and mentor with the Emerging 100 of Atlanta.
Areas of Practice
Howard University, Cum Laude, 2006
Rutgers School of Law, 2011
Will Cheves started his legal career in Columbus, Georgia, as a general practice attorney. He gained trial experience while serving as Assistant Solicitor General in Columbus, Georgia. Mr. Cheves also amassed extensive trial experience while representing insurance companies for several years and served as Staff Counsel for the nation's two largest automobile insurance companies. After many successful years of experience representing big insurance companies, Mr. Cheves was inspired to represent those injured as a result of the negligence of others.
His legal accomplishments include being a member of the Georgia and Alabama Bar Associations. He has substantial litigation and trial experience which includes handling over 60 trials to a verdict and handling cases in 50 different counties in Georgia. Mr. Cheves also attended the prestigious 2014 National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Skill Program in Indianapolis. He is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
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