A Letter to Injury Victims from Our Founder, Dennis Gerard Ellis, Doctor of Law, Cornell Law School
Dear Injury Victim:
I am very sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you are feeling better soon.
While, unfortunately, there is nothing that we can do to help you feel better, what we can do is to assist you with all of the legal and financial issues you are dealing with, so you can focus your efforts upon your medical treatment and your health.
ELLIS LAW has always been solely a personal injury law firm working solely for injury victims and their families. By taking a hard-hitting, aggressive approach toward the insurance companies, ELLIS LAW and our co-counsel have consistently obtained outstanding results for many thousands of injured clients over the years. I am proud to have worked on cases in various capacities at ELLIS LAW, my prior firms or with co-counsel, which have resulted in settlements or awards for my clients totaling more than $150,000,000.00 (150 Million Dollars). While obviously, because each case is different, these prior results cannot guarantee a similar outcome in your case, I can guarantee that your case will receive the same degree of dedication and hard work that went into each of these prior cases.
In direct contrast to the hard-hitting approach we take toward the insurance companies is the "soft" approach we take toward our clients. I am as proud of my staff's compassion as I am of the outstanding financial results they have achieved. For many years, I have watched them treat our clients with patience, dignity and respect. I would have it no other way.
One such client was Gary. Gary was paralyzed when a huge, fully- loaded delivery truck ran through a stop sign and cut his pickup truck in half. He was only 34-years-old at that time, and had already become a very successful, well-liked chauffeur to numerous celebrity actors and musicians.
When I first went to Gary's home, I spent many hours getting to know him. I was in awe of his ready acceptance of the challenges that life had presented him with, and by his unwavering positive outlook toward his future. It is no wonder that one of the musical superstars he had driven for was so touched by him as to dedicate an album to him, and to her hopes for his recovery.
As I was leaving, Gary told me that his plan and indeed, his fervent conviction, was to one day "get vertical". I responded that although, unfortunately, there was nothing I could do to improve his condition, my goal was to get him enough money so that when any new, cutting-edge treatment -- or a possible cure -- became available anywhere in the world, he would be able to afford to immediately get on a plane and become the first in line to try it if he wished to do so.
I then went back to my office and summoned a team of a dozen dedicated ELLIS LAW staff members to begin our fight for Gary.
In a little over one year, we obtained a $9.6 Million out-of-court settlement for Gary that is projected to pay him $18.9 Million over his lifetime., Most importantly, every day my dedicated staff and I made it a point to be there for Gary and to treat him with kindness, patience and an understanding of what he was going through. He has become a close friend to all of us and will be for life.
I am grateful that Gary has been kind enough to volunteer to give my dedicated staff this sincere endorsement. I am also grateful to have been able to get to know this inspirational young gentleman.
When I was much younger, I was seriously injured in an automobile accident. I feel that this experience and my later experiences representing so many injury victims have given me a special insight into what many of my clients are going through. Many years ago, I founded our "Client Relations Program(sm)" to help ensure that each of our clients is always treated like a person, not a file!
To make it more comfortable for those clients who are afraid or reluctant to go to Court, I established our "For Settlement Only(sm)" program. This means that if we are unable to settle with the insurance company, we will not go any further unless you want us to. You have my personal assurance that there will be absolutely no pressure and no obligation.
These are just a few of the many programs I have developed to ensure that our firm is different from many others in the steps we take to accommodate our injured clients' needs. To learn more, I respectfully invite you to read the "What Makes Us Different" section of our website.
We recognize that you are innocent victims and that you have placed your trust in us. Please understand that we understand what you are going through. As an innocent victim of a reckless driver myself, I have 'been there' and know exactly what you are feeling. I want you to also feel comforted to know that we are here to comfort you.
If you retain Ellis Law, P.C., to represent you, we will give you the same advice we give each of our clients - concentrate on your life, your family and your health. We will take care of everything else. Leave all of the work and worry about your legal rights to us. Trust us. Believe in us. Have faith in us as your attorneys. Understand that we will always do what we believe is best for you and your case.
Helping you is our job. In fact, it is our only job - guiding injury victims like you through one of the most difficult times of your lives, with care and concern - while fighting aggressively to the limits of the law to obtain compensation and justice for each of you.
After you have had a chance to review our website, please call us or submit our simple online INJURY ANSWERLINE® form so we can determine if we can help you obtain an injury settlement. We would welcome an opportunity to prove to you what we have proven to thousands of injured clients - that you can feel comfortable and secure in the fact that "ELLIS LAW ... is on the case!"
Very truly yours,
Dennis Gerard Ellis
p.s. Please always feel free to EMAIL ME directly with any questions you may have -- either now, or at any time during the pendency of your case.