In my 27 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.
I’ll admit, it’s not an easy task.
I suppose I learned best how to work with people when tragedy strikes from watching my father. For more than 50 years, he was a United Methodist minister serving churches in south Alabama and northwest Florida. He was always there whenever someone needed to talk - never judging, but listening. It’s funny how a lot of people just assume preachers only work on Saturdays for weddings and Sundays to preach - mix in the occasional funeral too. His work never seemed to end. If the home phone wasn’t ringing, there was a knock on the door from one of the members of the church - or a friend of a friend who was a member - that just wanted to talk.
This kind of work is not a 9-to-5 type of commitment. It requires long hours, rolling up the sleeves, and a dedicated work ethic.
I am proud to say that we have helped over 45,000 victims and their families since 1993 in their car wreck, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, inadequate security, and social security claims. It has been an honor and a privilege to have helped these people through their trying times. I’m proud of what I do, and I’m thankful that the Good Lord has given me the opportunity to continue to work in this field.
I wrote a book that became a bestseller in three separate categories on Amazon.com entitled The Authority on Personal Injury Claims in Georgia: The Definitive Guide for Injured Victims & Their Lawyers. It is my hope that this book will help guide injured victims and their attorneys through the minefields that can exist in personal injury claims. Some attorneys would never let you peek behind the curtain to see how they handle cases. To me, there are no secrets. I want to share our knowledge with others so they can help Georgia’s consumers take on the insurance industry and their "Delay, Deny and Defend" tactics.
Should you ever have any questions regarding a personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, or social security disability claim, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like to have my law firm conduct a free, no obligation, completely confidential consultation of your case, please do not hesitate to call. At a minimum, if you don’t call us, please call someone who specializes in personal injury claims.
Our toll-free phone number is 1 (888) 934-8100.
Or you can call (770) 934-8000.
God Bless and Be Safe!
Gary Martin Hays
About Gary Martin Hays . . .
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 Legal News Update" on WSB-TV and 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, The New York Daily News, and The Miami Herald.
Gary is the Co-Creator and Legal Producer for the television show “Personal Injury Court.” He has also hosted the "Georgia Legal News Update" featured on WSB and Atlanta’s CW Network. Gary is also the creator and host of "The Intersection: Where Country and Faith Come Together," featured on WKHX (New Country 101.5) and formerly on WUBL (94.9 The BULL FM) in Atlanta. He previously created and hosted "The Wise Counsel Project" as featured on WFSH (FISH 104.7). Gary interviewed men and women of faith and asked them to share their "wise counsel" on how we can make better decisions in our daily lives. He has interviewed Bret Baier (Host of Special Report on Fox News), Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Coach Tony Dungy, Governor Nathan Deal, and Dr. Alveda King.
Gary is also a 16-time best-selling author/co-author, including the #1 best-selling legal books, The Authority on Personal Injury Claims in Georgia, The Authority on Workers’ Compensation Claims in Georgia, and The Authority on Inadequate/Negligent Security Claims in Georgia.
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.
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. 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.
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 trains 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 donated over 1,000 bicycle helmets and 15 college scholarships.
Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C.
3098 Breckinridge Boulevard
Duluth, GA, 30096
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Atlanta, GA, 30308
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5640 Old National Hwy
College Park, GA, 30349
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2372 Austell Road SW
Marietta, GA, 30008
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6830 Main St
Lithonia, GA, 30058
Gary Martin Hays & Associates
431 Green Street NW
Gainesville, GA, 30501
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1989||12/19/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best of Gwinnett - Personal Injury Law||Gwinnett Magazine||2018|
|Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|TELLY Award - Stand and Serve Documentary||TELLY Award Council||2014|
|TELLY Award - Mi Casa Hogar Documentary||TELLY Award Council||2014|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Community Service Award||Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2004|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2001|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A|
|Leading Lawyers in America||Lawdragon||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|We Published That, LLC||The Authority On Inadequate/Negligent Security Claims in Georgia: The Definitive Guide for Attorneys, Injured Victims & Their Families||2018|
|We Published That, LLC||The Authority on Workers' Compensation Claims: The Definitive Guide for Injured Victims & Their Lawyers in Workers' Compensation Cases||2015|
|We Published That, LLC||If I Were In Charge||2015|
|We Published That, LLC||I Will Make a Difference||2014|
|We Published That, LLC||The Authority on Personal Injury Claims In Georgia: The Definitive Guide for Injured Victims & Their Lawyers in Car Accident Cases||2013|
|We Published That, LLC||The Authority on Child Safety||2013|
|Celebrity Press||Consumer's Advocate||2013|
|Celebrity Press||Think & Grow Rich Today||2013|
|Celebrity Press||Protect & Defend||2012|
|Celebrity Press||The Success Secret||2012|
|We Published That, LLC||The Authority on Tout||2012|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Emory University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Gwinnett County Peer Leaders Conference||Keynote Speaker - Peer Leader Conference||2015|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Auto Torts Seminar||Diminished Value Claims in Georgia||2011|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Auto Torts Seminar||The Personal Injury Law Firm||2009|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association Annual Auto Torts Seminar||Do's and Don'ts For The Personal Injury Law Firm||2007|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Auto Torts Seminar||The Personal Injury Law Firm||2006|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Auto Torts Seminar||Personal Injury Law Firm Management||2005|
|State Bar of Georgia's Workers' Compensation Seminar||Worker's Compensation Subrogation||2002|
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