With the ringing in of the new year came the latest edition of the “Real” Yellow Pages and a host of imitators. I normally throw them right into the recycling bin because, as a hard-working and ethical lawyer who has built his practice on past performance in the courtroom and client satisfaction and referrals, it is difficult to read the Yellow Page Ads that some lawyers run. Truth be told, I know some of these lawyer and more importantly, I know the quality of law that they practice. To be kind–they are usually not the best choice when one is seriously injured and looking for a lawyer in Atlanta that will take the case on, work the case up, and resolve it or try it to a jury quickly. Rather it has been my experience that most of the heavy Yellow Pages advertisers are in the business of getting lots of cases in, settling the easy ones and referring out the hard ones to lawyers who will put the effort into getting a good result for the client by working the case up the proper way and pushing the case to fruition. This often entails written discovery, depositions of the parties, depositions of the experts, motion, oral argument and, if the case cannot be resolved at mediation, trying the case to a jury.
It is astounding, but the “best lawyers in Atlanta” are almost all NOT in the Yellow Page Ads. In addition, the two page spreads are dominated by law firm mills (heavy use of paralegals, advertising for low-lying fruit and who sign up and refer out to real trial lawyers the difficult but valuable cases).
As has always been the case, if you are seriously injured in an accident, you absolutely need a good lawyer (the best available, really) to help you maximize your recovery quickly and methodically. Insurance adjusters get bonuses when they persuade injured people to settle their cases without a lawyer. Have you ever wondered why? Because study after study shows that the net result to an injured claimant is almost always higher if they have an attorney on their side. Sometimes, the net amount can be triple (or even more) what they would get if they don’t hire a lawyer.
If you have been injured and would like to discuss your case with a smart, experienced and dedicated lawyer, please contact Robert J. Fleming today. Past results speak volumes. Call (404) 525-5150 for a free telephone evaluation of your case.
Attorney Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, automobile accident cases, personal injury cases, dental malpractice and medical malpractice lawsuits for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years in and around Atlanta, Georgia and its surrounding areas, including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured and would like quality legal representation, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 923-7497 or contact us online.