Meet Jay McCurdy
Jay McCurdy is a personal injury attorney at the Farah and Farah Brunswick office. A tenacious litigator and skilled legal writer, Jay’s wide-ranging experience allows him to deftly navigate the legal process to get the best results possible for his clients. Seen as a mentor to many younger attorneys, Jay’s memberships in both the Georgia and Tennessee Bar give him invaluable insight into how different jurisdictions handle personal injury cases.
Giving Victims a Voice for Their Personal Injury Case
When I was in law school at Washington and Lee, I had the honor of being asked to participate in our school’s law review, which involved extensive research, writing, and editing of legal research articles submitted from across the country, to prepare them for publication. This foundation in legal writing is one I have continually relied on in my career to write effective demands, briefs, and other vital legal documents to provide a voice for my clients in their cases.
My primary job with an injured party is to learn, and then tell, my client’s story, to help them utilize the court system to force a reluctant insurer to pay a claim that has been denied or wrongfully undervalued. The vast majority of cases are resolved without trial, but every case deserves the preparation and development of the story to be told at such a trial, because it may be necessary to help a judge and jury make an enforceable decision in our client’s favor. When this happens, the reward, beyond any economic recovery, is the just resolution of the claims of our client, who may have struggled for two or more years of their lives with an injury or loss of a loved one, and has fought with us through what may be the most difficult experience of their life.
Securing Futures With the Recoveries We Make For Clients
Many of the cases I have handled in my career resulted in substantial recoveries for my clients, but for most clients, no amount of money can truly fix what a negligent driver or company has broken, and getting justice for those clients means holding wrongdoers accountable for the damage their negligence has caused. The most satisfying part of the work in these cases is proving, not only to my client, but also to the big insurance corporation seeking to undervalue or discredit what my client has been through, that all of the hard work involved in pursuing litigation was worth it.
The insurance companies and defense attorneys work hard to downplay or even refute a victim’s claims entirely, but winning a client’s case means I was able to force an insurance company to listen to my client’s story, and to value her claim. When a client’s life has been turned upside down, my best efforts are devoted to securing the best available future for that client, by securing the best available recovery.
What it Means Being a Trusted Brunswick Auto Accident Attorney
Farah and Farah is one of those rare firms that has a small firm feel, with the capabilities and resources to back you up on every case. For victims in Brunswick and the surrounding areas, I am able to lean on an entire network of dedicated legal professionals to bring about the best results for my clients’ cases. In a given day, I will spend part of my time helping to train and mentor other attorneys like me who hold licensure in multiple states, or I will be preparing for my next case. This can entail scheduling depositions, meeting with clients, reviewing files, and doing whatever it takes to work a case to its successful resolution, all while similarly helping other Farah and Farah attorneys and employees identify the best ways to obtain the best available recoveries for the firm’s clients.
On those rare occasions I’m not in the Farah and Farah Brunswick office working to advance my clients’ cases, you can probably find me in the kitchen, or reading a book. I am an avid cook and love to create something from scratch for my wife and daughters. And as I have since childhood, I read pretty much compulsively, which I rationalize by believing the practice of reading makes me a better writer, which in turn helps me to tell my clients’ stories.