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Testimonial: K. T. Auto Accident Case

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I was involved in a severe car accident that almost took my life.  I didn’t know what to do or where to go for help.  Then my insurance agent, of all people, told me about Andrew, or Andy as I know him.  That surprised me because insurance agents usually steer people away from attorneys and here she was telling me that I couldn’t go wrong with him.  She said he will take good care of you and will do the best job for you.  She told me he was the only honest and good lawyer she knew.  It was the best advice that I ever got.

From the moment I met Andy, he was kind, sincere, and understanding.  Nothing like I thought a lawyer could ever be. He seemed genuinely concerned about my health and physical condition more than anything.  He sat down with me and explained the entire process to me and told me what I could expect.  He gave me the worst case scenario and the best case scenario.   He also told me that if I wasn’t comfortable with him, I was under no obligation to hire him.  He wanted to make sure that I understood everything and that I had no questions.  He made me feel confident and reassured.  As I got to know him more, that confidence and reassurance only got stronger.

The end result of my case was so much more than I could have ever hoped for.  I couldn’t believe the result I got from Andy’s representation.  Because of his work on my behalf, I am now financially set for the rest of my life.  And best of all, Andy and I still stay in touch.  He still calls me every year on my birthday and has been there for my family and me ever since.   Andy is more than just a lawyer to me.  He is family and has always made me feel like family to him as well.  I never knew that a lawyer could be so good at what he does and be so nice at the same time.  I will be forever grateful to Andy for saving my life at a time when I had no hope.  I love him to death and have recommended him to everyone I know. Everyone should have that one person he or she can count on no matter what.  Andy has been that someone for my family and me.

Car Accident Quiz

Now, here are some KEY points to remember when you get into a car accident:

True or False?

If you have been hit by someone else, you should always have the police come out and do a report no matter how minor the accident.

Answer: True! 

You should absolutely always have the police come out and take a report of any accident you are involved in that is NOT your fault, no matter how minor you may think the damages/injuries are.  Never take the word of the other driver when he/she says “I’ll take care of it.”  It’s always better to have a written document as evidence that tells what happened at the time it happened.  The police report will likely provide you with all the information you need to locate the at fault party’s insurance information and set up a claim in your case should you never hear from that driver again.

I should try to negotiate with the insurance company first to settle my claim on my own and if it doesn’t work out, I can always hire a lawyer then.

Answer: False! 

Negotiating with the insurance company on your own is NOT a good idea.  They deal with hundreds of cases everyday and have the knowledge, experience and legal backing to run circles around you.  And no matter how nice the insurance adjuster you talk to is, the insurance companies are NOT your friend.  Going against the insurance company without a lawyer is like going to war with little to no ammunition in your gun.  Hiring a lawyer will level the playing field and often stack the deck in your favor.

Because insurance is so expensive, I should try to get by with as little coverage as possible.

Answer: False! 

Whenever possible, you should always try to get full coverage on any automobile you own (the only exception may be if you have a really old car that you would be willing to walk away from if it suddenly died).  Full coverage is very important if you get hit by someone who has no insurance or not enough insurance.  In those instances, uninsured motorist coverage can save the day for you.  It is also a good idea to purchase medical payments coverage on any automobile policy you have.  In Georgia, medpay coverage may be a life saver as it pays for medical bills, no matter who is at fault.  And in Georgia, it is often “free money” in that you may not have to pay it back to your insurance company.   But you must ask your insurance agent about medpay as it is often a separate rider option that you must sign off on.  If you don’t ask, your insurance agent may not tell you about it.

When choosing an attorney to represent me, it is always better to use a name that you hear everyday.

Answer: False!

  It is almost never a good idea to rely on television commercials alone when hiring an attorney.  We strongly suggest that you hire an attorney that comes recommended to you by someone who used that attorney.  If you don’t know of anyone who has used an attorney and don’t know where to begin, we suggest that you interview a few attorneys before you decide to hire one.  Remember, the attorney you hire will be your eyes, your ears, and your mouth as he handles your case.  So be very careful that you make the right decision.  Speak with the attorney.  Find out if he/she is your kind of person.  You can usually tell a lot about a person (his/her honesty, integrity, experience, personality level) within the first five minutes of a conversation.  Make sure that the lawyer you are talking to is really listening to you and your concerns about your case.  And above all, make sure that you come away from that conversation with a REALISTIC understanding of what your expectation level should be based on the facts of your specific case.

For more answers to the questions you have about your specific case, please feel free to contact us at info@reelaw.net

insurance companies are NOT your friend, not even your own. They are often the first ones to want to penalize you if you miss one premium payment and the last ones to want to help you when you need them the most.

Testimonial: Hines Ward

I trust Andy with my life because he always comes through. 
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My name is Hines Ward, and I played for 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

While I was with the Steelers, I was fortunate enough to have played in 3 Super Bowls, winning 2, and becoming MVP of Super Bowl XL.   I am also the Steelers’ all time leading receiver. 

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I have known Andy for more than half my life and he has always been there for me, through the best of times and the worst of times.  

Since I have known Andy, he has been my “go to” guy.  He is my “Kwam.”  He handles everything for me as my exclusive agent and is responsible for helping me make the transition from football to the entertainment world. 

He handpicked every opportunity that I have participated in from Dancing with the Stars to Rachel v. Guy: Celebrity Cookoff to the 2013 World Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii with Got Chocolate Milk. 

Andy is an amazing attorney and has a real gift for dealing with people and negotiating deals.  He is my Jerry McGuire.

The one thing about Andy, he never meets a stranger.  When he put me on Dancing with the Stars, he didn’t know anyone associated with the show.  But the minute I said I would do it when he asked me was all he needed.  He made a connection with one of the producers and then became very close to the show from that moment forward.  You would be surprised at how many people in different circles know who he is.

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Andy has handled my accident with my Bentley.  In his usual form, Andy got me taken care of and paid as he always does.  I had no doubts.  When Andy asks me to jump, my only two questions are “when?” and “how high?” 

I trust Andy with my life because he always comes through. 

And if he can handle my life and all that I got going on, he can certainly handle yours.  Try him out.  Once you do, you will never use anyone else.

Testimonial: M. I. Auto Accident

Every time he would call us, it would be like Christmas morning.

I was involved in an accident with a drunk driver that left me with serious injuries.  I suffered broken bones, bruising, and had to go through months of rehabilitation.  Before my accident, I was a field supervisor and loved my job because it allowed me to be active.  The accident left me miserable as I couldn’t do the same things I could do so easily before the accident.

Andrew came highly recommended to me by my son and his wife.  Andrew had represented both of them in a car accident and they were very pleased with the result.  When my wife and I talked to Andrew, we were impressed.  Now here was a lawyer who understood me and what I was going through.   We could also tell that he had a lot of experience with car accident cases and that he was the right man for us.
Throughout the case, the one thing that stood out in my mind was how helpful his office staff was and how consistent Andrew’s communication with us was.  We never had to wonder what was going on or what he was doing.  He kept us informed on a regular basis, and we loved that.

As we got closer to the end of the case, I started getting a little antsy.   We had a pretty good offer on the table and I didn’t want to lose it.  Luckily for us, Andrew didn’t let us take the offer.  He encouraged us to be patient, that he could get us more money.  Even though I was tempted to take the offer, I trusted him.  My wife trusted him.  And we are so glad we did.  Andrew got us almost double that offer and we couldn’t believe it!!!  Every time he would call us, it would be like Christmas morning.  He kept delivering good news after good news.  We were thrilled.
Andrew Ree is the right man for the job.  He knows his stuff and treats you like a real person, not like a number.  But he delivers for you like you are a rock star.  We will be forever grateful to him for what he did for us.  Because of his hard work, we now have the financial nest egg we always dreamed of and have started building our dream house.  We would highly recommend him to everyone.