Abingdon Injury Lawyer

Abingdon Injury LawyerServing Washington County and the Surrounding Towns

We’ll Fight to Get You the Results You Deserve!

Serious injuries can be catastrophic, not only to those who are injured, but also to their families. This is especially true if the person injured is supporting a family or others.

As Abingdon personal injury lawyers and Washington County injury attorneys, we understand the full range of issues that confront injury victims and their families. We offer experience and dedication in seeking to recover complete and fair compensation, and we are tenacious in seeking to hold accountable all those who are responsible for every dollar owed.

As trial attorneys, we will not hesitate to bring the cases of our clients to a jury if an acceptable settlement is not offered. We believe that the possibility of trial – and the potentially higher damages that may be determined by a jury – is a strong incentive for those who are responsible to pay the full value for all damages and injuries that they have caused.

We are also committed to helping our clients during their recovery process. We work with the insurance companies for our injured client, speak with medical professionals to learn about the extent of the injuries and the rehabilitation required, and provide information to medical bill collectors about our efforts in seeking a financial recovery. We strive for legal excellence to ensure the best results for all of our clients.

A Proven Track Record

Our firm has a long history of protecting the rights for the injured and disabled in Abingdon and the surrounding communities. Firm founder Mark T. Hurt has practiced law for over 25 years, and has litigated hundreds of injury cases, ranging from slip-and-fall cases to complex injury cases resulting in million-dollar settlements. He has also recovered significant compensation for clients through trial.

At our firm, your case matters. You won’t be treated as a number, no matter the size of your case. We work tirelessly for every client in seeking the best result possible.

Injury Cases Handled at Our Firm

Catastrophic injuries

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), catastrophic injury is defined as severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, including skull or spinal fractures. These injuries often result in permanent and/or life-altering physical changes, such as paralysis and long-term chronic pain, as well as emotional and mental turmoil. Tragically, catastrophic injury can also lead to death.

Catastrophic injuries often are the result of car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, bus accidents, and defective equipment. They can also occur from other causes.

For information concerning our wrongful death representation, please see our “Wrongful Death” page.

Injuries from Car and Truck Accidents and Crashes

Nearly 7,000 people are involved in car or truck accidents each day. Severe crash injuries can result in broken bones, lacerations, head trauma, and other catastrophic injuries. In some cases, these injuries will heal fairly quickly, but in many other instances these injuries can result in a lifetime of lingering pain that prevents injury victims from living the life they want. These injuries can also leave victims with substantial monetary loses.

For more information, see our page on “Car Accidents” and our page “Do I have to Talk to the Insurance Company after a Car Crash? Learn What You Should Say.

Medical Malpractice

In 2017, there was 880 million outpatient visits at hospitals throughout the United States. Patients trust and expect doctors, nurses, and medical professionals to take care of them in times that they are the most vulnerable. Unfortunately, medical professionals do not always adhere to proper procedures or meet the standard of care required, resulting in preventable injuries or even death. When patients are injured or die as the result of medical malpractice, our firm is there to represent victims and their families in seeking full compensation.

See our page on “Medical Malpractice.”

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death can result when a person dies due to the negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional acts of another person. Damages for wrongful death are permanent, and the pain from the loss of a loved may never go away. In a case for wrongful death, a victim’s family is entitled to specified damages under the law, which often include the present value of the lost income that otherwise would have been provided to a family, compensation for medical bills, property loss, burial expenses, other direct damages, and the loss of love and companionship.

In a wrongful death case, it is critical that all damages be properly sought in the course of litigation, and that a claim be initiated during the applicable statute of limitations. Our firm provides vigorous representation on behalf of families who have lost a loved one in seeking to recover the full compensation deserved.

See our page on “Wrongful Death.”

Industrial Injuries

Industrial Injuries can be sustained from plant explosions, defective machinery, toxic chemical exposure, toxic fume inhalation, electrocution, and other industrial injuries. In most cases, if a worker is injured at their employment, they may only be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. In cases of extreme and reckless disregard for safety, a company may be liable if management knowingly exposed workers to highly dangerous conditions.

While worker’s compensation laws generally preclude injured workers from suing an employer for a work injury and instead limit their compensation to worker’s comp benefits, workers injured on the job can still sue others responsible for causing injury (in addition to receiving worker’s compensation benefits). For instance, workers may bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective product, or against another contractor at a job site responsible for causing injury.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (also known as “TBI’s”) are often caused by vehicle crashes or collisions, physical assault, falls, bicycling and motorcycle crashes. TBI’s can result in life-long symptoms, including brain hemorrhages, seizures, amnesia, behavioral disorders, loss of impulse control, and many other devastating consequences. All brain or head injuries should be taken seriously and examined by physicians.

Getting experienced TBI lawyers is critical in seeking full recovery for a serious brain injury case, as the effects of the injury – and the care required – may last a lifetime.

Product Liability

Everyday, we use products that we depend on to function properly according to their intended use. Nonetheless, defective products can result in devasting injuries, including permanent injuries or even death.

Products can be defective in a number of ways, ranging from failing to work as intended to being unreasonably dangerous because proper safety instructions were not provided. Regardless of the reasons for the defect, those inured are entitled to damages and full compensation. As product injury lawyers, we help clients injured by defective products get the compensation they deserve.

Premises Liability – Slips and Falls

Legally, slips and falls are a type of “premises liability” matter, as property owners have a legal duty to make their premises safe. This duty applies not only to store owners and business owners, but also to residential property owners, landlords, and lessees.

In addition to slips and falls, premises liability extends to other injuries that can be sustained on a property, including dog bites (as discussed below) and tragic accidents such as drowning in a swimming pool that was not properly secured.

It is important to contact a premises liability lawyer shortly after an incident in order to successfully gather evidence to help build a strong case.

See our page on “Premises Liability and Slips & Falls.”

Motorcycle, Bike, and Pedestrian Accidents

Motorcycles are often attractive due to their relatively low cost, compact size, and the more exciting commute provided. Unfortunately, the compact sizes of motorcycles can make it hard for drivers to spot motorcycle drivers, resulting in catastrophic collisions. Even if they are wearing a helmet, motorcyclists have little protection in the event of a serious collision. As a result, even fairly low-speed collisions can result in severe injury or sometimes death.

Similarly, bicyclists and pedestrians also have little or no protection in the event that they are hit by a car or other vehicle. They too often sustain severe injuries in these crashes, and, tragically, many bicyclists and pedestrians are killed each year as a result of being hit. We are tenacious is seeking full damages for clients involved in motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes.

See our page on “Motorcycle, Bike, and Pedestrian Accidents.”

Dog Bites

According to a study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ¹, approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, and 800,000 of those bites result in medical care. Some dog bite injuries may seem minor, but nearly a quarter of dog bites result in infection, so it is important to consult with a physician as soon as possible after the attack.

With the growing number of dogs bites every year, insurance companies will continue to look for reasons to deny dog bite claims, which is why it is essential to hire a dog bite lawyer if you or a family member has been bitten.

See our page on “Dog Bite Lawyer.

Appeals for Personal Injury Lawsuits

In some instances, a favorable outcome will not be obtained at trial, or a favorable outcome may be appealed by the opposing party. In these circumstances, our firm is available to appeal on behalf of clients for both firm and non-firm cases, provided that there are legal grounds to make an appeal.

Attorney Mark Hurt has had significant success in appealing cases throughout the Virginia state court system, and throughout the Federal court system, including the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

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Client Review

“Mark took over my car accident case from another attorney that I fired. Mark worked hard on the case for several months to get ready for trial. Shortly before trial he got a settlement that was six times more than the offer my first lawyer tried to get me to take.”
Jerry C.


[1] “Dog-Bite-Related Fatalities — United States, 1995-1996,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, , accessed August 06, 2019, https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00047723.htm.

What Our Clients Say

After my car accident, Mr. Hurt and his team worked very diligently to get me a fair settlement. Courtney Cormier, a paralegal on the team, was an invaluable asset to me. She always kept me informed of everything that was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience.
Caleb & Kristina Murray
Caleb & Kristina Murray
21:54 22 Feb 21
I could not be more pleased with the service I received. He is a wonderful lawyer and he gets the job done.
Country living woman Mountains
Country living woman Mountains
05:52 22 Dec 20
This law firm has great people skills and are very professional and efficient I would definitely recommend anyone to this law firm.
Lucas Green
Lucas Green
18:06 06 Dec 20
Courtney done a very good job with my case at the abingdon va office very quick and efficient great job highly reccomended my auto accident was in may and alreadh we have settled for maximum amount thanks so much
James Smith
James Smith
06:57 05 Dec 20
I contacted the law offices of Mark T. Hurt regarding a traffic ticket I received. Initially I was concerned because I live between Florida and New York, and with Virginia being midway, handling my ticket would be a major inconvenience, and I wanted to keep my record free of any infractions.Choosing Mark T. Hurt to represent me was the best choice I made, and it was further improved with the assistance of Rhonda, who contacted me once they received my request. Rhonda is one of those unique people who has mastered the fine line between being perfectly professional and friendly. Every conversation we had, was made to feel as if I were speaking to a close friend. One of the most appreciated aspects of working with her was her understanding and respectful of my schedule and time.For my work, I have a hectic schedule and very few free moments, so being able to handle things quickly and effectively is a priority for me, and Rhonda understood that and took care of everything as if she knew exactly what I was expecting. I even got sick while working with Rhonda, and her first comment was to wish me well. She also went out of her way to find solutions regarding my traffic citation that worked around my schedule. The price was fair, and when considering the quality of work and more importantly, the quality of people you will be reliant upon to ensure the best possible outcome for whatever your situation is, they can ask for 10x more than what I paid and it would still be worth it.All in all, recommendation for this law office, and for Rhonda herself, could not be higher. If you are searching for someone to represent you in any legal matter whatsoever, this is the office to work with. Thank you again Rhonda.
Al Fortunatti
Al Fortunatti
00:47 07 Nov 20
My lawyer Courtney in charge of my case was very professional, and very responsive to my personal injury and auto claim. She had it settled in a timely manner very polite and I would recommend this office to anyone.
Samantha Mays
Samantha Mays
21:28 06 Nov 20
I would highly recommend this law firm! Courtney helped me with my personal injury case, she answered all my questions and was always responsive throughout the entire process.She advocated for me efficiently and strived for the best possible outcome.
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
17:16 27 Oct 20
I'm not a Virgina resident and had found this firm through Google. I have a traffic violation case in tennessee and was desperate to get awnsers. This law office's staff was so helpful even though I wasn't able to even be a client, I believe the person who awnsered was Ashley. After their direction on finding another attorney and my case I was able to push my court date back and will be able to find someone to represent me.I'm not even a client, they didn't have to help me at all! I just wish they practiced in the tri cities area! Would recommend this group!
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
18:34 22 Oct 20
I contacted the affordable Law Offices of Mark T Hunt regarding a ticket I received. They requested certain documents from me, went to court on my behalf and got the ticket dismissed! The entire process was easy, fast and efficient. When I emailed or texted them their response time was impeccable!I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are looking for a professional attorney!
Davina Waller
Davina Waller
16:41 22 Oct 20
Under the circumstances that I had to have an encounter with Mr. Hurt, if I needed another team to represent me, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. The sheer communication that I had with Ashley was phenomenal. I was informed every step of the way. I was directed to each step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this law firm and would HIGHLY reccomend them. They were able to have my ticket completely dropped with no points added. Thank you all so much for all your hard work you did for me.
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
16:56 21 Oct 20
Mark and his team were very professional and courteous. They done a excellent job with my traffic ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Shannon Hanes
Shannon Hanes
16:26 21 Oct 20
My son got a speeding ticket in Virginia going back to school in Alabama. We contacted Mark Hurts office and they were very responsive and handled the entire situation for us.
Mary Ellen Fennell
Mary Ellen Fennell
22:54 20 Oct 20
The Law Offices of Mark Hurt made the process of dismissing my ticket so effortless! They were told me all the steps I needed to take to make Mr. Hurt’s job easier, and he was able to dismiss my ticket! I’m so thankful I used Mark Hurt to represent me in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie
16:33 15 Oct 20
Friendly. Efficient. Professional.I’m thankful!
Moody Witoutcoffee
Moody Witoutcoffee
03:56 09 Oct 20
Rafael Oliveira
Rafael Oliveira
11:13 06 Oct 20
Cleber Bandi
Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
Lindaura Williams
Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
14:48 05 Oct 20
T. O.
T. O.
19:55 03 Oct 20
anita R Oliveira
anita R Oliveira
15:25 03 Oct 20
I highly recommend anyone to choose The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues! They were extremely nice, helpful, and professional, especially Courtney! Every question and concern was always answered. I am thankful for all their help!!
Brittany Gobble
Brittany Gobble
17:35 29 Sep 20
They were very helpful, and answered all of the questions I had, and got great results from my court hearing, I would highly recommend!
Bodie Breitbach
Bodie Breitbach
15:49 21 Sep 20
This law firm is the best of the best and Courtney was just wonderful in every aspect. Extremely helpful and answers every question and always willing to help! Mark Hurt and his crew are the best! Thank you all for helping my family in a very difficult time. Highly recommend.
Tony Statzer
Tony Statzer
14:41 17 Sep 20
Late in July I was charged with a reckless driving ticket in Greenville County, Virginia. I got caught going 83mph in a 55mph zone. It was my first offense on my driving record and I did not need a misdemeanor which could hurt my career. I was assured by Mrs Rhonda Hurt not to worry and that her team would take care of it. On my end, the only effort I put in was taking a 12 hour defensive driving course and sending her my driving record. Two months later, the result of my hearing was a reduction to a defective equipment/non driving violation with 0 points off my record. The other good part about this case was I did not have to go to court. In court fees I paid $68 and a fine of $78 for my ticket. Mrs. Rhonda and her team put together a miracle in that county and I cannot give her enough credit. I sincerely recommend this firm because I know they worked hard on my case and will do the same for you. Thank you again!
Marqus Keith
Marqus Keith
14:54 15 Sep 20
I highly recommend this law firm! Rhonda answered all my questions regarding social security questions and she put my nerves at ease! Im so thankful for her kind spirit and her honesty!
Catina Ratliff
Catina Ratliff
17:51 05 Sep 20
The law offices of mark hurt was very good to me and my family great people great service and great results courtney was our paralegal that presided over the case could not have asked for more to be done.
Danny Kiser
Danny Kiser
18:34 31 Aug 20
I got a traffic ticket while I traveled passing through VA in May.It is a big deal if you have the Law Section: 44-1/46/2-862 and speeding excess of 80 MPH in your ticket. It is a Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge!I saw Mark T. Hurt's Law office simple letter, I decided to give a call and get a free consultation.From the call, Rhonda provided a detail explaining the criminal charge of the Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ticket is about. She is a very caring and honest person, no sale pressure to me to take their law office at all.Once I decided to use their firm to represent me in court, it didn't take an hour, I was told totake some actions and wait for cout day to see the result. That is that simple and no worry at all. On the court date, I received text messages from lawyer's office. Guess what? The lawyer did a miraculous and fantastic job for me in the court.The Reckless Driving Misdemeanor ticket has been reduced to an Improper Driving traffic ticket.Thanks to Mark T. Hurt's Law office team! They are not only very professional and transparent but also does the best quality job you can find. I strongly recommend them to be your lawyer if you need one in VA.
C.Y. Kuan
C.Y. Kuan
01:07 23 Aug 20
Having landed a Reckless Driving (99 in a 65) on my way back to FL from WV, I came across this law firm when searching something along "best reckless driving lawyers Virginia."Mr. Hurt's firm dropped my "Criminal Misdemeanor" to an improper driving. Which from my understanding is right next to a normal speeding ticket.All expenses accounted (payment, court cost, fine), I'm out roughly $1,100 ; but I'd much rather pay that once today, than every six months to an insurance company for the next... God knows how many years. I am extremely grateful and overjoyed with my outcome.As far as speaking with the great ladies at these offices, everyone was always kind, quick, and considerate. They answered all my questions, explained all my options and possible outcomes. I had a clean record, and had now experience dealing with courts or lawyers, so their patience and knowledge was especially helpful. If I ever screw up again (I pray to God I don't) I hope it's in Virginia, so I can call upon Mr. Hurt's offices.
Nomadic Wolf
Nomadic Wolf
21:06 21 Aug 20
I would like to thank Hope for helping me get my SSDI. She was a true professional a great help with my success. great asset to the law firm and honest lady could not ask for anyone better. Thank You, David
David Harden
David Harden
21:17 20 Aug 20
I had a miracle outcome
jose feliz
jose feliz
22:14 18 Aug 20
I got stop in wyth county saw good reviews on Law of Mark, i can say i highly recomend them, got stop 79mph on a 60mph, they all i had to pay was a low amounth of $200 fine plus court cost $76 and they got me out with zero point infraction, if you looking for lawyer on traffic tickets here its the place to go with! Very professional and representatives will be there to help any time!
Brisio Gaza
Brisio Gaza
23:12 15 Aug 20
This law firm is the up most professional and highly knowledgeable in it's field of work. Courtney is awesome and a pleasure to work with she is the best at her job. We highly recommend this law firm!
Christy Statzer
Christy Statzer
02:52 11 Aug 20
Courtney Cormier and the law office, was amazing! Courtney was very efficient, timely, and responsive. I had an issue with a previous employee, but due to that, Mr. Hurt wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied, so he made adjustments on his fee, just to make sure I was happy! You couldn't ask for a better paralegal or law office! I highly recommend this firm!
Jessica Ann Roberts
Jessica Ann Roberts
20:10 30 Jul 20
I called seeking help with a traffic ticket I received. I spoke to the legal assistant, Ashley and she was very helpful.
Nathan
Nathan
13:54 30 Jul 20
my Attorney Courtney Cormier was amazing and very helpful and patient with me and the case and always keep me updated on all the steps and procedures of the process i would definitely recommend her and this office they are amazing
Branden Lewis
Branden Lewis
15:24 21 Jul 20
These guys got my reckless driving charge of a 94 in 70 down to a improper driving. You won’t regret hiring them to help you out!
Haley Walser
Haley Walser
23:22 20 Jul 20
Great experience with Courtney Cormier! Thanks for the professional help!
Alisha Fagan
Alisha Fagan
16:26 20 Jul 20
Thank you for doing the best you guys did an amazing job with my case I appreciate everyone that worked on my case I definitely recommend this law firm!!
Abdullah Shaikh
Abdullah Shaikh
14:56 16 Jul 20
Great people! Very helpful and professional.
Heather Foster
Heather Foster
21:53 15 Jul 20
Wonderful, family oriented law firm. The staff are very attentive and courteous especially Courtney. I highly recommend this legal establishment!
Duane Cormier
Duane Cormier
17:25 15 Jul 20
Amazing group of people to work with Courtney is fantasticI would highly recommend this group
Kara Ginter-Hensley
Kara Ginter-Hensley
21:41 14 Jul 20
Great firm!! Diana will walk you through everything you need to take care of a traffic ticket.
Braden Alexander
Braden Alexander
19:28 14 Jul 20
They are very professional, and respectful with everybody, including one of his employees, Rafael
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
17:01 14 Jul 20
The personnel who work here are constiment professionals. Rhonda Hurt kept me abreast of all proceedings and changes without the need for me to follow up, allowing me to maintain a piece of mind knowing that the Law Offices of Mark T Hurt were on the job (Rhonda kept me up to date through text and e-mail).During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all court dates were changed. I received a personalized letter from Mark assuring me that he and his team was on the job and was going to see my case through to the end while keeping me looped in.Thank you for all your help and persistence to see the great outcome I received.I highly recommend anyone to use the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues!
Jon H
Jon H
11:34 13 Jul 20
They are a hard working team that care about their clients.
Frederick Baker II
Frederick Baker II
05:13 26 Jun 20
Fast, professional, and friendly. One of the best we have had for our family case and would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jonathan Mora
Jonathan Mora
19:13 04 May 20
I had a summons to court for reckless driving doing 82/70, and they took care of it without a problem and got it dismissed for me! They also work with you on your payments! Rhonda is the sweetest person I’ve ever spoke too, she worked with me and helped me tremendously! I highly recommend you choose this amazing and sweet firm to help your cases! ❤️
Aleah Nicole
Aleah Nicole
13:46 11 Apr 20
They are here to help you out and take care of your needs. I would recommend them for sure.
Dusty Kimber
Dusty Kimber
22:43 02 Apr 20
Great job of communicating throughout the entire process. Rhonda and staff were very professional, with great knowledge, and results.They were able to get my speeding ticket completely dismissed.
Kendrick Wiggins
Kendrick Wiggins
20:03 02 Apr 20