Johnson City, TN Lawyer for Accidents & Injuries, Social Security Disability (SSD), Traffic Tickets, and Whistleblower/Qui Tam Cases
Nestled within the foothills of the scenic Appalachian Mountains, Johnson City, Tennessee offers world-class outdoor recreation and big-city amenities while keeping its small-town charm. From the Tannery Knobs Bike Park and Appalachian Caverns to the B. Carroll Reece Museum, Yee Ha Brewing Co., and live music at Down Home, this breathtaking city has endless activities for residents and visitors alike.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we are proud to serve the residents of this culturally-diverse town, as well as those in Pine Crest, Hillmont Heights, Foxborough, Mountain Home, Arbor Heights, Crouch Crossroad, Austin Springs, Central, Elizabethton, Jonesborough, Carter Crossing, and other nearby communities.
As a Johnson City lawyer, Mark Hurt has been providing dedicated representation to clients for more than 30 years in matters involving car accidents and other injuries, wrongful death, and social security disability claims. He also represents clients who have witnessed significant fraud against the federal government in Whistleblowing cases (also called “qui tam” cases) under the federal False Claims Act.
No matter the type of case, initial consultations with attorney Mark Hurt are always free! Call us today – 24/7 – to learn your options and how we can help!
The Types of Cases We Handle
Injury and Wrongful Death
We represent clients and families in almost every type of injury that can occur, including (but not limited to):
- Car crashes and vehicle accidents
- Accidents and crashes involving semis and “big rigs”
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks
- Work Injuries
- Injuries from Defective Products
- Sexual Assault
- Wrongful Death
If you have been injured, or if a family member has died, as the result of the wrongful, negligent, or intentionally reckless actions of another, we invite you to contact us.
Our Fees – We accept injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there are no fees unless compensation is recovered. We additionally advance litigation costs; these expenses are normally repaid to the firm from compensation received from a settlement or jury award. We believe that your focus should be on healing, not on worrying about how you are going to pay litigation costs (especially if you are unable to work).
Social Security Disability
If you’ve become disabled and cannot work, we can help you file for the social security disability income (“SSDI”) benefits from the Social Security Administration (the “SSA”). We can also represent you in the appeals process if your claim was rejected.
When we learn about your case, we can explain what is needed to qualify for SSDI benefits. If you do not meet the work eligibility requirements but nonetheless meet certain asset requirements, you may be eligible to receive what is known as Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits.
Our Fees – Federal law dictates the maximum amount that attorneys can charge in Social Security Disability (“SSD”) cases. Normally, this amount is capped at 25% of the back pay amount or $6,000 (whichever is less). We do not receive any fee for social disability payments that do not become due until after the initial award. As a result, if we are retained at the outset of a case, in most cases our fee will be significantly less than if we are retained at a later date as the “back pay” amount will be much less.
Whistleblowing – Qui Tam Cases Under the False Claims Act
False Claims Act cases (sometimes also referred to as “qui tam” cases) have existed since the Civil War. The purpose of these cases is to incentivize people to report fraud against the federal government through initiating “whistleblower” cases by which the federal government can recover money that it lost due to the fraud.
While the procedure of bringing a False Claims act case is somewhat complex, the bottom line is that those who initiate a False Claims Act case are generally entitled to a significant percentage of the amount recovered by the government. Because government fraud cases often involve a pattern of fraud that may have existed over many years and which may involve millions of dollars, in many cases the person bringing the suit (who is called the “relator”) may receive hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in compensation.
Our Fees – Similar to injury cases, we accept False Claims Act cases on a contingency fee basis, and we also advance all costs of litigation. As a result, you will not need to come out of pocket for any expenses while your case is ongoing, litigation costs and expenses are normally repaid from the compensation obtained for initiating a case.
About Johnson City Lawyer and Firm Founding Attorney Mark Hurt
Johnson City lawyer Mark Hurt is known for his tenacious and dedicated representation of all clients – regardless of the type or size of the matter.
Educated at Duke University, where he graduated with honors in the top 10% of his law school class, Mark Hurt has earned a reputation for having a results-driven approach, being a dedicated litigator who knows how to obtain full and fair settlements and maximum jury verdicts for injury clients, and strongly defending those charged with traffic violations.
Why Should I Hire The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt?
Mark Hurt is a nationally-recognized attorney with extensive trial experience, including trying cases before juries and successfully arguing appeals in Virginia, Tennessee, and the federal courts. Mark has the rare distinction of being one of the less than 1% of lawyers who have argued before our nation’s highest court, the United States Supreme Court (where he argued two cases).
With over thirty years of legal practice, Mark is a veteran attorney who has won or obtained through settlement millions of dollars in compensation in court and before juries in injury and whistleblower cases. Opposing lawyers in injury cases know about his reputation for success and vigorous client representation, and that if a full and fair settlement is not forthcoming, Mark will not hesitate to take a case to trial.
If You Are Looking for An Experienced Johnson City Attorney Who Knows How to Get Results, Call Our Offices Today to Schedule a Free Consultation!
 There are some situations in which the fee may be larger; we will explain the details in our fee agreement at the outset of a case.