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Would You Hire a Law Firm from a TV Ad?

Would You Hire a Law Firm from a TV Ad?

While watching your favorite TV program, you see an ad for an accident attorney appear during the commercials. This attorney’s ad occurs during your shows on a weekly basis. If the ad is effective, the firm’s name is now one with which you are familiar. Unfortunately, these are often personal injury settlement mills which we recommend TO AVOID.

An incident or accident occurs and now you are in need of legal advice. Maybe a family member’s wrongful death occurred or you are permanently injured and incapable of living the life to which you are accustomed because of someone else’s negligence.

In all likelihood, you do not personally know an attorney, nor do you know someone who can refer you to a trusted attorney. However, you do know the firm you see on the television weekly during your show. Why not give them a call? You’ve got nothing to lose by calling for a free consultation.

You decide to call.

You are connected to an operator. They take your contact information and a brief explanation of your case. They will subsequently connect you to an attorney immediately or promise you a callback.

Before you jump the gun to sign that legal retainer, there are a few questions you should be asking yourself:

  • How are you different from the other ten lawyer ads I saw before and after your ad? You all say the same thing. You all say “call me now,” but never tell me why each of you are different.
  • Is the attorney I meet with in the office the same one I see on television or are you going to stick me with an inexperienced lawyer or paralegal?
  • Is the attorney I meet with the same one who will be handling my case on a day to day basis?
  • Who will handle my case day-to-day? Is this person a paralegal, case manager or a real practicing attorney?
  • If I sign with your firm, is the initial attorney I meet with the same one who is with me at my deposition?
  • Will the attorney who is at my deposition try my case in court?
  • How many cases does your firm handle in total?
  • How many cases does each attorney handle at one time?
  • How often do you keep in touch with me?
  • Do I have to track down the attorney to find out what is going on with my case or does she send me frequent updates?
  • Will you pay all the expenses on my case, including medical experts for trial, or are you going to tell me that I am responsible?
  • In the past year, how much in settlements did your firm generate from my exact type of case?
  • In the past year, how much in attorneys’ fees did your firm generate from my exact type of case?

No matter how you ended up contacting the firm of your choice, make sure you are asking these questions! Your case deserves fair and expert advice from the very beginning.

At Dennis and King, we pride ourselves on answering these questions. We want to be the familiar name and face you remember when in need of legal advice. TV marketing only allows thirty seconds for an attorney to convey their message. You need more time than that to make a possibly life-changing decision!

Call Dennis and King. Ask us these questions. We know you will like our answers.

By |2022-03-14T20:29:42-04:00October 17th, 2019|General Info|0 Comments
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In almost all personal injury claims, insurance companies will offer you significantly less than what you deserve. It’s tempting to accept the first offer, especially if you are in a great deal of pain and unable to return to work. But if you’ve already taken a devalued settlement from the insurance company and your medical bills start to pile up, there’s little legal recourse to ask for more. That’s why it’s crucial to involve a Chattanooga personal injury lawyer before you even file a claim.

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Car Accidents

Chattanooga car accident lawyers Tricia Dennis and Russell King have recovered millions of dollars in Georgia and Tennessee for car and motor vehicle accident victims like you.  If you or a loved one has been injured and need help with your medical bills, then you have come to the right place.   Auto accident victims and their family members in East Tennessee and North Georgia can confidently rely on the experienced auto accident attorneys at Dennis and King. We are the law firm that has compassionately, yet effectively, helped victims and their loved ones navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.

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Truck accidents in the United States are on the rise. Recent statistics show that almost 150,000 people are injured in truck accidents each year, and 6,000 people are killed. The regional area of Georgia and Tennessee is a crossroads and a center for car manufacturing, river traffic, and other industries. Large trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles are constantly on the road. This has a downside as frequent truck accidents occur on I-75, I-24, I-59, Highway 153, U.S. 27, Amnicola Highway, Corridor J, and other roadways. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia or Tennessee truck accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation.

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Experienced Chattanooga motorcycle accident lawyers Tricia Dennis and Russell King are avid fans of motorcycles, but they also realize how serious motorcycle accidents can be. With over 75 years of combined experience, Dennis and King Injury Law knows the legal process to achieve fair compensation for motorcycle crash victims. Contact one of our lawyers today to learn more about how to start your motorcycle accident claim.

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Under both Tennessee and Georgia law, ATVs are not authorized for use on paved road, but children continue to bring ATVs on to our roads and highways. Georgia and Tennessee laws also prohibit the carrying of passengers on most ATVs, require children below the age of 16 to take approved ATV training courses, and require kids younger than 16 to wear helmets, eye protection, and over-the-ankle boots when operating ATVs. However, these requirements apply only when ATVs are operated on public lands, leaving kids essentially without protection when riding ATVs on private property.

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The most tragic type of bicycle crash is a bike-car collision. Cyclists are completely defenseless traveling on 30-pound bikes when they’re surrounded by 3,000-pound cars and trucks racing by them. Pedestrians, defective bike parts, recalled bike helmets, and other ineffective bicycle safety equipment can also cause bicycle accidents. Bike accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.

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One of three factors usually cause boat accidents: an inexperienced boater, an intoxicated operator, or a boat malfunction. More than a third of both fatal and non-fatal boat accidents are alcohol-related. It is estimated that boat operators with a blood alcohol content of .10 or higher are 10 times more likely to be injured or killed in a boat accident than sober operators.

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No one ever expects a family member or friend to be the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. However, abuse and neglect do occur every day and in many ways.

Dennis and King are Chattanooga nursing home abuse attorneys who will fight to recover all that you and your loved one deserve. With our experience in nursing home negligence matters, we thoroughly and carefully assess each individual case. We prepare each case for either settlement or trial in order to obtain compensation for injury, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We help victims and their families hold these facilities accountable.

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Premises Liability

Premises liability is a vital facet of personal injury law, placing responsibility on property owners for maintaining a safe environment. When accidents occur due to negligence or hazardous conditions on someone’s property, victims have the right to seek compensation. This encompasses incidents like slip and falls or inadequate security leading to assaults. Dennis and King excel in handling these complex cases, tirelessly pursuing justice for our clients.

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During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.

There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:

  • First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
  • If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that we do not think we can help you with, then we will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unknowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed light on what you can expect and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.