Apropos of nothing in particular pertinent to this thread, but in keeping with the thread's "catch all" nature:
"According to information in the case transcript, McGrady, who was an employee of the city of Smithville, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Georgia Highway 3 and Livingston Road while working for the city on Jan. 14, 2011. The city vehicle he was driving, a Ford Econoline van, slammed into Myles’ Ford Expedition while traveling of a speed of around 60 mph.
McGrady was ticketed by responding law enforcement officers at the scene.
As a result of the collision, Myles suffered glass cuts to her mouth, legs and arms. She also suffered damage to a number of discs and lumbar, injuries that may eventually require spinal surgery.
Myles, seeking damages for the medical costs associated with the wreck and, according to court documents, enticed by television advertising for the Nugent Law Firm, sought to hire Nugent to handle her personal injury claim.
According to court documents, over the next two years Myles never met Nugent, had only one face-to-face meeting with Warren, who was working as an attorney in Nugent’s Albany satellite office, and when she finally did meet with Warren — after several attempts to contact him — was told (erroneously, it turned out) that the two-year statute of limitations had run out on her case.
Warren, though, according to court documents, encouraged Myles to accept a $10,328 settlement offer after he apologized for allowing the statute of limitations to run out in the case. Further court documents show that the Nugent firm actually accepted the settlement offer, even after Myles said she would not accept it, and had someone endorse Myles’ name on the check made out to “Alexandra Myles & her attorney Kenneth S. Nugent.” The check was then, documents show, deposited in the firm’s escrow account.
In an amended complaint for damages and relief on Myles’ behalf, Cohilas referred to the Nugent firm as a “settlement mill” and a “dumping ground for thousands of personal injury clients, such as the plaintiff, who are harvested through fraudulent advertising and other deceptive means.” In court documents, Cohilas referred to Nugents’ methods as a “bait and switch scheme.”"
So far my favorite comment in response is "so 'one call, that's all' refers to how many times you get to speak to your attorney?"