“Being a veteran and a mother, I never experienced pain until I was in an accident – regaining consciousness I woke up inside a hospital. I met Rita Phillips, black and blue, tired, sore and depressed. Avera and Smith helped me by rebuilding my life, self-confidence and literally washing away tears. If it wasn’t for Avera and Smith where would I be?? Attorney Mark Avera changed my life . . . fighting for me when I couldn’t fight for myself. I THANK GOD for people like them, each individual in this law firm makes a difference, you become family, and you get a second chance. Thank you for being everything I couldn’t even imagine.”