It is hard to watch television or listen to the radio these days without coming across commercials from an organization called 1-800-ASK-GARY. These commercials utilize spokespeople who urge people to call "Gary" for assistance and guidance after being involved in automobile accidents. The true identity of "Gary" is never revealed in any of the commercials. 1-800-ASK-GARY is actually owned by a Florida chiropractor.
Recently, two men in Kentucky filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based law firm who, according to them, has ties with 1-800-ASK-GARY. James Rose and Christopher Rose filed suit against Winters, Yonker & Rousselle, P.S.C. (now known as Winters & Yonker, P.S.C.), and attorneys, Bill Winters and Mark Yonker. Winters & Yonkers, P.S.C. is a personal injury law firm with offices in Tampa, Florida and Louisville, Kentucky.
James Rose and Christopher Rose are former clients of Winters & Yonker, P.S.C. They have made some serious allegations against Winters & Yonker, P.S.C. which include:
1. Winters and Yonkers, P.S.C. committed professional legal misconduct by directly soliciting clients through 1-800-ASK-GARY;
2. James Rose and Christopher Rose were instructed by Winters & Yonker, P.S.C. to receive treatment at facilities owned by 1-800-ASK-GARY, in return for which Winters & Yonker, P.S.C. would receive case referrals;
3. Winters & Yonker, P.S.C. failed to advise their clients of their significant relationship with 1-800-ASK-GARY; and
4. A client of Winters & Yonker, P.S.C. received $101.77 from a $100,000 settlement after receiving nearly all of her medical treatment at 1-800-ASK-GARY owned facilities.