Thomas Terrell is an attorney in Joye Law Firm’s office in Myrtle Beach. He assists people who have suffered serious injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others including car accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip and fall accidents, and other serious incidents. He also helps workers who have been injured on the job pursue workers’ compensation claims and resolve disputes about workers’ compensation benefits.
When Tommy meets with prospective clients, he says his initial goal is to help the person understand that they have come to the right place and are in capable hands. He seeks to get to know each client on a personal level and understand how an injury has affected their daily life. That personalized attention helps him advocate more effectively for the client. “They are going through rough times,” he says. “I want to alleviate their anxieties and help them to understand that we can shoulder some of their burdens. I try to help them feel comfortable that they are on the right path.”
He was attracted to Joye Law because of the law firm’s positive culture and commitment to serving clients. The satisfaction he gets from working as a personal injury lawyer at Joye Law is knowing the established law firm’s attorneys and staff are doing everything possible to help clients through difficult times.
“I don’t think you can do this job if you don’t have a level of empathy to understand what other people are going through,” he says. “I like the idea of using my knowledge, talents, and the skills I’ve developed and honed during my career to be able to help other people.”