The Lyman Firm September 2019

Fall Safety Check Tips From the Track The Truth About Lyman Beginning a Journey Starts with Dedication to Transparency 2860 Piedmont Road, Suite 275, Atlanta, GA 30305 T: 404 267 1986 F: 470 745 0699 The Lyman Firm Newsletter TELEGRAPH Amicus Curiae 404-267-1986 February 2019 The Lyman Firm Newsletter


With the end of racing season, I’m reminded of the weather challenges as we enter autumn. I love racing, as it has taught me a lot of lessons on how to avoid roadside headaches when fall weather approaches. Here are some essentials to a fall safety check that I learned the hard way trackside. It’s the basic things so many people miss that can make the difference between a joyful drive to work or a morning nightmare. One of the first measures to take to prevent an accident is to check your tire pressure. As the weather gets colder, the air becomes denser and lowers tire pressure. You should also check the wear on your tires. Any balding could increase the risk of sliding on ice when you need to stop. Additionally, check for streaks on your windshield when you use your wipers. The last thing you want is to realize you need new wipers during a snowstorm. Be sure to check your coolant, as well, since it keeps the water in your radiator from freezing. If the water in your radiator freezes, you will inevitably overheat your engine. G eorgia is a blue-collar state — a grassroots mix of farmland, mountains, and urban development representing ever-expanding opportunities. Being a native of North Atlanta, I have spent most of my life in this fair state, cultivating both my character and my profession as I grew up. Now, I have a distinct opportunity to help those around me in ways I hadn’t anticipated in my younger days. I lead The Lyman Firm as a proud curator of justice for the everyday person, somebody who might not have gotten a fair shake before they met me. I believe one person can be the face of a greater movement, and these are the everyday people — the heroes — I work for as I drive our cases forward to the fullest extent within our legal system, fighting for what’s right. My passions weren’t always for courtroom thrills, though. Growing up in Smyrna, I sought to chase a different kind of rush: the roar of the racetrack. I wasn’t half bad either, eventually taking my hobby for auto racing from amateur status in 2004 all the way to semi-pro in 2007. Unfortunately, like so many other things that went down along with the economy the following year, my racing career crashed in 2008. Shattered by the abrupt end to my racing journey due to a lack of financing, The Basics

driving to work. It’s the little things that can make a significant impact in less than optimum weather conditions. I nearly destroyed a perfectly good race car by not doing this simple task on a couple occasions. Once, I forgot to lock down a brake caliper bolt just before a race. My co-driver almost had the ride of his life. He narrowly got through a corner without any brakes. Luckily, he came back to the pit, and that ended our day. Safe to say, it was a learning opportunity for me. Whether you’re at the track or on the road, even if you follow these tips, things can still happen. If you’re caught up in a car accident this fall, know that I’ll always be your co-driver. We will steer through it together. Call me anytime at 404-267- 1986 or visit my website at would be possible. But I also have a second family of sorts in my clients, whom I treat with the respect and attention a person is owed whenever they find they’re backed in a corner and need help. The pleasure I get from representing good, honest people in the courtroom is unrivaled when compared to the other fields of profession I’ve engaged in life. Oftentimes, I ask a client to share the names of the attorneys they’ve worked with on other cases. Almost none of them are able to muster an answer — the names of their lawyers completely lost in the tides of life’s trials. That’s when I tell them that there are a million different lawyers out there doing a million different things, but when I take on your case for a serious injury or a wrongful death suit, you’ll remember me as a man who gave you the best possible chance while shooting you straight every step of the way. -Tho as J. Ly an -Thomas J. Lyman James and three-year-old daughter Cleo — I am fully immersed in the fun-loving, homely, and exciting life of my family. They are my foundation, and without them nothing

I began to look for a new avenue to pour my passions into.

Leave Nothing Loose As we grow older and further away from our teens and 20s, we begin to realize that life isn’t always about going fast, both literally and metaphorically. It was during my post racing downtime that I realized I wanted to go back to school at Georgia State. After spending years as a writer and editor, I discovered and followed my newfound calling and began practicing law after graduating from law school. After years of unparalleled grit, drive, and success in the field of law, I was fortunate enough to be able to open my own practice in January of 2018. This new venture has even allowed me to work alongside my brother, a paralegal and case manager, in what has been one of the most exciting periods of my life. For now, our plans for the future include an imminent expansion of the firm and growing the company in ways that still allow us to keep our fundamental values and operations in check. Make sure nothing can roll around in your vehicle. This negates the risk of anything getting stuck under the peddles and impairing your ability to stop or accelerate. Once while racing at Road Atlanta, I almost learned this the hard way. I was around 120 mph through turn nine when I noticed the fire extinguisher on the right side of the floorboard had come loose. Through every corner, it would slide over to my side of the floorboard. Luckily I kept an eye on it, and it didn’t get stuck, but if I hadn’t, I would have been in a world of hurt. Leave Nothing Unattended When starting your day on a brisk fall morning, do a quick walk around your vehicle. If you see a rear-view mirror askew or a tire slightly lower than the rest, address those things before At home with my wife Lindsay beside me, and our two children — our five-year-old son

“Check for streaks on your windshield when you use your wipers. The last thing you want is to realize you need new wipers during a snowstorm.” “I believe one person can be the face f a greater movement, and these are the everyday people — the heroes — I work for as I drive our cases forward to the fullest xtent within our legal system, fighting for what’s right.” | 1

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