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Clay Barnes represented me, and I'm glad he did. All State, the insurance company who represented the man who hit me, wanted to give me basically nothing for pain and suffering and future medical bills. Through Clay's diligence and hard work we recovered over 6 times their offer. He logged a lot of hours on my case keeping me updated on every aspect. His flexibility in meeting was greatly appreciated in that he would offer to meet in the evenings, weekends, or holidays to accommodate my work and family schedule. I would recommend him to a friend and feel their rights were well protected.
Imagine meeting your spouse, five-year-old, and two-year-old at the hospital after receiving a call that they have been involved in a motor vehicle collision. Then imagine your five-year-old telling you that the minivan she was in rolled over-and-over again. Imagine your husband confirming her story with tears in his eyes as he repeats, "I thought they were dead. I thought they were dead."
That's the terrifying scene I walked into several years ago after the minivan my husband was driving was blindsided and T-boned by another driver.
After leaving the hospital with a concussion and back pain, my husband was left to deal with the insurance company. Having never been in a serious car accident before and suffering the effects of a brain injury--fatigue, dizziness, brain fog--he was at the mercy of the insurance company whose main objective is to look out for their own interests. For two weeks we endured nothing but subterfuge and double-talk; we could never get a straight answer. Finally, a friend of ours, a lawyer himself, recommended Clay Barnes.
Within twenty-four hours, Clay was sitting in our kitchen, listening to our predicament. From that moment on, Clay fielded all calls and correspondence; what a relief not to have to deal with the insurance company! Clay was knowledgable, experienced, and trustworthy. He walked us through the process of "making things right" for four-and-a-half years! While other lawyers may have settled for the paltry sum that the insurance company offered, Clay was willing to go the distance, even to a civil trial with a judge and jury. And he thoroughly prepared us for the courtroom which can be an intimidating and scary prospect. After the trial--where Clay fought for and won a substantial sum for us--we finally experienced vindication and closure.
To our family, Clay has become a trusted adviser and friend; we met him during one of the most traumatic times of our lives, and he was able to bring comfort and clarity to a chaotic situation. We whole-heartedly recommend Clay--and we have--to anyone who finds themselves in circumstances similar to ours and needs a tough, fair, and determined advocate with years of legal experience.