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If you or a family member has been injured, or if a loved one has been killed, as a result of the negligence or wrongful acts of someone else, it’s important to retain an experienced, tenacious lawyer who will work vigorously in seeking every penny to which you or your family may be entitled.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we are such a firm. Our principal attorney and Founder, Mark Hurt, graduated with honors from Duke Law School, and has been helping injured clients and the families who have lost a loved one obtain full and fair compensation for more than 25 years. Over this time period, he has help families recover millions of dollars in compensation for clients in Virginia and Tennessee.
The Treatment that You and Your Family Deserve
Our firm does not provide “assembly-line” personal injury services. You and your matter will not be referred to another law firm, or “handed off” to a junior lawyer.
If you retain our firm, you’ll be working directly with Mark Hurt. In addition to injury representation, we also assist with related case matters, including working with insurance companies and those providing medical treatment (such as hospitals and physicians) with respect to gathering records and keeping providers informed that we are pursuing litigation.
It is especially important for a firm to work with insurance companies that may be paying medical and other costs, as such companies will usually have a lien on amounts recovered in a lawsuit. In other words, they will be entitled to recover the costs that they have paid from the costs paid by a defendant (such as the person causing a car accident). We will typically work with insurance companies and other providers to try to negotiate a reduction in the amount of their liens; any reduction that can be negotiated will usually result in an injury victim receiving a higher percentage of the settlement or jury award.
No Fee Unless Compensation is Recovered; Litigation Costs Advanced
We provide full-service injury representation. This means that we work on a contingency fee basis (we are only paid a fee if compensation is recovered, and such amount is based upon a percentage of that compensation). We also advance the costs required to litigate a lawsuit, such as the costs for experts, court filings, and depositions, so our clients do not need to be concerned about how such costs will be paid while their case is being litigated. These costs are then typically deducted from the settlement proceeds or a trial verdict.
The Types of Cases We Handle
We handle virtually all types of injury and wrongful death cases, including matters involving:
- Car accidents and crashes
- Truck accidents and crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Dog and animal bites
- Injuries and death from defective products
- Worker’s compensation matters
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful Death
Why It’s Important to Retain an Experience Injury Attorney Quickly
In many types of cases, such as car, truck, pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents and crashes, it will be important to investigate an accident scene before the conditions change. Often, when a crash occurs, accident responders or others will be taking actions to clean up a scene, such as fixing guard rails and posts that may be have been hit. Rain and other weather conditions can also serve to wash away skid marks. Insurance companies will often have totaled vehicles destroyed, along with the event recorders (or “black boxes”) in the vehicles, which often can provide important information about a crash.
We will often work with accident investigation experts to examine crash scenes, and to prepare virtual or testimonial evidence regarding how a crash occurred.
In addition to accident investigation matters, it is also important to retain a law firm quickly as there are time limitations regarding when a personal injury suit may be filed. Tennessee has one of the shortest statute of limitations in the country, as personal injury and malpractice cases must be filed within one year of the incident (such as when a crash occurred, or when a medical malpractice matter may have been discovered); otherwise, a person will lose the right to sue. In addition to the general time limitations, there may be even shorter limitations if a governmental entity is involved. As a result, it is important to contact an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Serving Johnson City and the Surrounding Communities
Located in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties, Johnson City has been cited in Forbes magazine as a “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” (#65), and in Kiplinger’s magazine as fifth in the “Least-Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A”.
With a population of approximately 63,000, Johnson City traces its roots back to 1769, when William Bean (the first settlor in Tennessee) built a cabin just outside of town. The city itself was formerly founded by its namesake Henry Johnson in 1856 to serve as a railroad depot, and the town was incorporated in 1869. Since then, Johnson City has enjoyed a rich and successful history.
We are proud to serve not only the residents of Johnson City in injury matters, but also those residents in the surrounding towns and communities. To find out more about how we can help you in an injury or wrongful death matter, we invite you to call us at 1-276-623-0808 for a free consultation.