Jonesborough, TN Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Jonesborough, TN Motorcycle Accident LawyerMotorcycle Accident Lawyer Jonesborough, TN

Motorcycle accidents can be physically, financially, and emotionally devastating.  In comparison to car accidents, severe injuries are ten times more likely with motorcycle crashes, and injuries cost approximately twice as much to treat.[1]  If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted from the negligence of another party, you deserve to be compensated for the damages they caused.

Motorcycle accidents in Jonesborough are often more complicated than other types of accident and personal injury cases.  At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have over three decades of experience in representing clients in motorcycle accident and other injury cases.  We understand Tennessee law, are knowledgeable about the local court system, and have significant experience in obtaining full and fair compensation for clients both in settlements and at trial.  When you hire our firm, we can use our skills and experience to fight tenaciously to protect your rights.

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Each year, nearly five thousand motorcyclists are killed in tragic accidents along busy roadways such as Highway 321.  Many of these accidents resulted from the wrongdoing and negligent conduct of another party.

Tennessee drivers have an obligation (also known as a duty of care) to reasonably avoid accidents when possible.  If an individual fails to uphold this duty, accidents are likely to occur, and they may be held liable for any injuries caused by the collision.  Some of the common reasons for motorcycle accidents in Jonesborough include:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Intoxicated Driving
  • Driving Aggressively
  • Excessive Speeding
  • Failure to Follow Traffic Laws
  • Left-Turn Violations
  • Failure to Stop

Regardless of what caused the accident, motorcycle crash injuries are often severe, requiring extensive, or even permanent, care.  If someone failed to exercise proper care and caused your motorcycle accident, they should be held responsible for their negligent actions.

For over three decades, we have assisted injured clients and families in seeking compensation, and have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for injuries including:

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Damage
  • Road Rash
  • Fractured and Broken Bones
  • Herniated Disks and Back Injuries
  • Complete or Partial Paralysis
  • Severe Abrasions
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Loss of a Loved One

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, Mark Hurt can provide you with guidance, help negotiate a settlement, or fight for a favorable outcome in court.

What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Jonesborough Motorcycle Accident?

Negotiating a settlement or seeking damages in court requires compiling substantial amounts of information.  Typically, the more evidence you have, the stronger your case may be.  If you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to begin gathering evidence as soon as possible.  The following are a few steps that should be taken right away:

  • Contact the police while at the scene
  • Record witness names and phone numbers
  • Take photos of anything that may be relevant (skid marks, involved automobiles, injuries, riding equipment, etc.)
  • Obtain a police report
  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Call an experienced Tennessee motorcycle accident attorney

We can assist in matters concerning crash scene investigation and interviewing witnesses. If necessary, we can also retain a crash scene expert to determine exactly how an accident occurred, and to help prove legal fault.

Don’t Get Taken by an Insurance Company

Insurance companies typically bear the responsibility of paying a settlement or a jury verdict for some or all of the damages attributed to their insured (i.e. the driver causing the crash).  These companies look for any reason to avoid providing fair compensation, even if it requires claiming that an innocent victim is responsible.

As soon as possible after a crash, insurance companies for the responsible driver often attempt to get a recorded statement from the injured motorcyclist to “document the case.” What they are really trying to do is to get the crash victim to provide a statement against the victim’s own interests – such as to admit some fault or to say that their injuries are not all that severe.

It is important to remember that you should not give a recorded statement, sign any documents, or accept a settlement from an insurance company (including your own) without first speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney.  If involved in a serious motorcycle accident, we can work with insurance companies on your behalf.  If you are deposed by the insurance company, we will be there by your side; otherwise, you don’t have to answer their questions; we will provide any information that is necessary.

Within the legal community, it is well known that individuals represented by legal counsel often receive higher settlement offers from insurance companies.  This is because many insurance adjusters will try to take advantage of motorcycle accident victims who are inexperienced in properly handling a claim.  As a skilled Jonesborough motorcycle accident lawyer, Mark Hurt can help protect you from insurance practices and tricks and demand full and fair compensation for all of your damages in seeking the maximum settlement possible.

How Much Does an Experienced Tennessee Motorcycle Attorney Cost?

If you are struggling to pay bills and medical expenses after a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering how much it costs to hire a personal injury lawyer.  At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, the simple answer is that you will not pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you.  This is known as “contingency fee” representation, as our fee is contingent upon obtaining compensation.

Contingency fees are equal to a percentage of the amount that is recovered through a settlement or jury award.  This percentage is usually based upon whether a trial occurs.  Because the fee is dependent on the victim being compensated, a client is not responsible for paying a fee unless damages are recovered.

Not only do we represent clients on a contingency-fee basis, we also cover all litigation expenses while litigation is ongoing (typically, these expenses will be subtracted from the settlement or award and such advanced costs are then repaid to our firm).  Prior to commencing representation, we provide prospective clients with a detailed fee agreement that will govern the representation.  This document lays out our fees in simple, plain language, and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Do Not Wait to Seek Help 

When dealing with a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit, time is of the essence.  Tennessee law imposes a strict one-year deadline, known as the statute of limitations, on all personal injury claims.[4]  The statute of limitations typically begins running on the date of the accident; however, the are some excepted situations that can result in the one-year deadline being tolled until a later date.  Specifically, you may be able to file a claim at a later date if:

  • The injuries are not initially readily discoverable. In cases where an injury may not be immediately apparent, the statute of limitations will be determined from the date in which the victim discovered the injury or should have reasonably known about it.
  • The victim is a minor. The statute of limitations will not begin running until the child’s eighteenth birthday.
  • The person is mentally disabled and/or legally incompetent. The deadline will be tolled until the person recovers from their impairment and is capable of making sound decisions.  A court will make a determination regarding whether a person is competent.

If you do not meet one of these exceptions and fail to file suit prior to the statute of limitations, you will be barred from bringing a claim and seeking damages in court.

What Can I Recover If I Was Injured in a Motorcycle Crash?

Each year, motorcycle accidents cost Americans approximately $16 billion.  Under Tennessee law, injured motorcycle accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for the full value of their damages, including:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Motorcycle Repairs or Replacement
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Ambulance Fees
  • ER Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Mental Distress and Anguish
  • Long-Term Care Costs
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent Disability

If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. To prove this type of case, Tennessee law requires that you show that:

  • The victim died as a result of the crash;
  • There was negligence on the part of the defendant; and
  • The defendant’s actions were the primary cause of the person’s death.[7]

If successful, you may be entitled to recover damages for the following:

  • Reasonable Burial and Funeral Expenses
  • Lost Current and Future Earnings
  • Loss of Life Enjoyment
  • Lost Benefits
  • Physical and Mental Suffering
  • Loss of Companionship and Consortium

Other damages may potentially be recoverable depending upon the facts and circumstances of the case. 

Call the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt to Schedule a Free Consultation! 

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we are committed to fight for the rights of any individual who has suffered any injury due to the negligent actions of another person, as well as for the families who have lost a loved one.

During your free consultation, Mark Hurt can evaluate your case, assess the strength of your claims, and explain the potential types of damages to which you may be entitled and how we can help.


[1] Direct medical cost of motorcycle crashes in Ontario, CMAJ, https://www.cmaj.ca/content/189/46/E1410.

[2] Motorcycle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety.

[3] Tennessee Traffic Crash Data, Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/CountyCrashRankings.pdf.

[4] Tennessee Code § 28-3-104

[5] Increasing Federal Funding Flexibility and Identifying Research Priorities Would Help Support States’ Safety Efforts, U.S. Government Accountability Office, https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-42.

[6] Increasing Federal Funding Flexibility and Identifying Research Priorities Would Help Support States’ Safety Efforts, U.S. Government Accountability Office, https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-42.

[7] TN Code § 20-5-106.

What Our Clients Say

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
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Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
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Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
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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