Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Johnson City TN

Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Johnson City TN6 Reasons to Hire a Johnson City Truck Accident Lawyer

18-Wheeler Accident Attorney Johnson City TN

Commercial truck accidents can be devastating, as 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when loaded with cargo, significantly more than a typical passenger vehicle. Consequently, drivers and passengers often suffer devastating injuries when they are involved in collisions involving commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles. In the aftermath of a semi accident, one of the best decisions you can make is to consult with Johnson City truck accident lawyer Mark Hurt.

An accident involving a commercial truck is typically much more complicated than a collision involving passenger vehicles. Commercial trucking accidents often involve compliance issues with federal trucking regulation, including safety, Hours of Service regulations, and increased insurance requirements. In particular, settlements and damages are typically more significant because the federal government requires trucking companies to carry a minimum liability limit of $750,000. However, higher potential compensation often equates to stronger opposition, making it essential for injured victims to secure a tenacious lawyer who knows how to stand up to large transportation companies, insurers, and aggressive lawyers.

If you were injured or a loved one was tragically killed in a commercial truck accident, our dedicated team can use their decades of experience to take on any company (no matter how large). Firm-founding attorney Mark Hurt understands how trucking companies, insurers, and corporate lawyers operate, and he can fight tenaciously in seeking the full and fair compensation to which you are rightfully entitled. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have a track record of success in injury and commercial trucking accidents and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can devote the time and resources necessary to hold trucking companies accountable and make sure you and your loved ones receive the compensation you deserve.

Do I Need a Johnson City Truck Accident Lawyer?

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles do not often stand a chance when they are involved in an accident with a commercial truck. Further, vehicle damage is usually the least of a victim’s concerns, as crashes involving commercial trucks and semis cause some of the worst imaginable injuries and result in life-long disabilities.

Unlike minor car accidents with no injuries that can quickly be settled without the need for legal counsel, commercial vehicle accident cases are usually complex, requiring a great deal of knowledge and experience to navigate the process. For over two decades, we have been helping Johnson City residents and visitors successfully seek compensation for significant injuries that were caused by the negligence of truck drivers, truck companies, truck manufacturers, maintenance technicians, and other parties. As a tenacious litigator, attorney Mark Hurt will not hesitate to take a case to trial to seek the maximum compensation possible if a fair and just settlement can’t be reached.

If you were involved in a truck accident, you deserved to be compensated financially for your injuries and other damages. As an experienced truck accident law firm, we can listen to the facts and circumstances of your case, explain your legal options, and aggressively fight to get everything to which you are rightfully entitled.

The following are six additional reasons why you should hire a Johnson City commercial truck accident lawyer to manage every aspect of your claim.

1. You Only Pay a Fee If We Are Successful In Recovering Compensation on Your Behalf.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we represent commercial truck crash clients on contingency. This means that we only charge a fee if we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf. We also advance all litigation expenses while a case is ongoing. Thus, you will not have to worry about coming out-of-pocket to retain our services.

2. The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt Can Help You Make a Strong Case for Full Compensation.
Documenting evidence after a Tennessee trucking accident takes skill, extensive experience, and knowledge. To ensure that the most robust case can be made for maximum compensation, a truck accident lawyer must act swiftly to preserve all evidence. Typically, when a crash occurs, insurance companies will want to have vehicles destroyed, including the “black box” event recorders, which can help prove fault. One of our first jobs is to take action to protect such destruction. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have the resources needed to respond rapidly when a significant commercial vehicle accident occurs.

Johnson City truck crash attorney Mark Hurt knows what evidence must be assembled to build a strong case for full compensation. This can include:

  • Issuing Subpoenas
  • Taking Photographic Evidence (of the scene and vehicles)
  • Issuing Evidence Preservation Letters
  • Consulting With Experts
  • Getting Data Downloads from a Truck’s Event Recorders (“black boxes”)
  • Requesting Police and Accident Reports

Commercial drivers are required to abide by both Tennessee and federal truck laws. If they fail to do so and are involved in an accident, the driver, along with their employer and insurer, may be liable for any injuries caused. As such, it is also imperative to gather evidence that could prove that a driver was not in compliance with commercial trucking regulations, such as:

  • Driver Employment Records
  • History of Traffic Violations
  • Evidence of a Driver’s Work History and Training
  • Driver Logs (detailing miles driven, hours worked, and breaks taken)
  • Drug Tests
  • Interviews and Statements
  • Dashboard Videos
  • “Black Box” Data (also known as “Electronic Control Module)

To increase your chances of securing the most compensation possible for damages (including injuries, pain and suffering, disabilities, disfigurement, loss of consortium, property damage, and medical bills), we encourage you to reach out to our firm to schedule a free consultation.

3. You Will Waive Your Right to a Jury Trial if You Accept An Insurance Settlement.

After a commercial truck accident, insurance companies collect information, including driver’s records, police reports, and other evidence, so they can make a fault determination and estimate a settlement amount. Unfortunately, insurers often do not inform victims that they will lose the right to file a lawsuit if they accept a settlement.
Even if a compensation amount seems reasonable, it is imperative to consult with an experienced Johnson City commercial truck accident lawyer before signing any insurance offer. In serious accidents, injuries may not be readily apparent for some time, meaning that a victim could have catastrophic injuries but be unaware of these conditions until a later date. Therefore, it is imperative to avoid settling a case until the full extent of injuries can be comprehended and diagnosed, because once a settlement agreement is signed, a victim loses the right to pursue further compensation, even if the injuries prove to be much worse than originally anticipated.

4. The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt Can Help You Seek Non-Medical Damages

Insurance companies might offer enough compensation to pay for immediate medical bills, but many injured victims are also entitled to additional damages. By filing a truck accident lawsuit, you might be entitled to recover for other damages, such as lost past income, future lost income (if the accident leaves you permanently disabled), loss of enjoyment in life activities, loss of companionship (in the case of a wrongful death), and pain and suffering, among others.
If you were involved in a commercial truck accident and are unsure about what you are entitled to collect, we can provide guidance and explain the compensation which you might be able to pursue.

5. Multiple Parties Could Be Liable for Your Truck Accident, Including Truck Drivers, Employers, Manufacturers, and the Government.

In a commercial truck accident, it can be difficult to identify all parties that might be liable for an accident. Those liable can include the driver, the trucking company, a truck manufacturer, maintenance companies, part manufacturers (such as tire companies), or even the government (for improper roadway maintenance). You have the right to seek compensation from any party whose negligence caused or contributed to an accident.

Even though the trucking company is typically the most apparent defendant, there are usually other parties who also may be liable. For example, an accident could be a result of a malfunction, not reckless driving. The malfunction could occur because of poor maintenance or a defectively manufactured part. Johnson City truck accident attorney Mark Hurt can listen to the facts of your case and help in seeking to identify all parties who may be liable for your injuries.

6. Let Attorney Mark Hurt Do The Talking For You!

Following an accident, individuals typically receive multiple calls from insurance companies asking for more details. These companies often convince unsuspecting victims to make statements that they later use against them. When you hire The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, you can direct insurers to call our office, and we can answer questions on your behalf. This could help ensure that you do not provide information that could potentially harm your case or compromise a settlement.

Call Our Office to Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Johnson City Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Mark Hurt.

Undoubtedly, the legal process following a truck accident can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when individuals sustain injuries and disabilities. If you were injured (or lost a loved one) in a tragic trucking accident, Attorney Mark Hurt can help ease your burden. Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can fight tenaciously to hold all those responsible accountable and to get the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

We represent our clients on contingency, meaning you will not owe a fee unless we are successful in securing compensation on your behalf. Further, we advance all litigation expenses while a case is ongoing (which are typically repaid by a settlement or jury verdict).

What Our Clients Say

I'm an out of state driver who received a speeding ticket in smyth county. Mark Hurt Law firm helped me get the charge completely dismissed at a very affordable cost! Great Firm , highly recommend!
Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson
21:48 22 Apr 21
A very professional team who understands the stress of being in an accident. Our paralegal, Courtney Cormier, made us always feel as if things were being taken care of and it was nice to be worry free.
Kristina Murray
Kristina Murray
18:29 03 Mar 21
Diana Phipps
Diana Phipps
13:46 03 Mar 21
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