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Kingsport Car Accident Lawyer

A Kingsport car accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt can help you out with any questions you may have from a car accident you were involved in. Whether you were at fault or not for the accident the most important thing to ensure is that you are alright. If you have received injuries from the accident, you may be able to receive compensation for those injuries and for time that you missed work due to those injuries. There are some important things to keep in mind regarding who is at fault for your accident.

Common Reasons for Car Accidents

Car accidents happen for a wide range of different reasons. One of the most common reasons for car accidents is due to negligence. Negligence can be found in individuals who caused car accidents due to their own distractions or simply not paying attention to the road or other cars around them. Distractions include people paying more attention to their phones than the road by answering text messages or changing music on their phones.

What to Do Following an Accident

If you have unfortunately been involved in a car accident, then it is best to remain as calm as possible following the accident. Make sure that you and your passengers are alright and that your vehicle is not in a position to cause another accident. If the car is moveable, then move it over to the side of the road or shoulder of the highway. Following these things, be sure to call 911 and let them know if you need an ambulance or not. Check with people in the other vehicles to make sure that they are ok, but do not discuss fault with them as this could be used against you later. When the police arrive, make sure that you get a copy of the police report and then call the accident into the insurance company. It is better to file a claim with insurance to avoid any possible legal penalties or fines for not doing so if the accident has caused injuries or damage. A Kingsport car accident lawyer can assist you with these things if needed from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt.

Who Is at Fault? 

Determining who is at fault in a car accident is one of the most important things to do in your claim or case. Laws are different across the United States for who is at fault with some states opting for different levels of fault. If your accident occurred in Tennessee or Virginia, there would be different rulings for those claims due to different laws. A Kingsport car accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt can inform you more about these circumstances.

Tennessee Versus Virginia at Fault

Tennessee is considered to be a comparative at fault state. This means that if you are found to be at fault for 50% or more for the accident, then you will not be entitled to any compensation. If you were found to be at fault for under 50%, then you should be entitled to some type of compensation depending on the case. 

Virginia differs from Tennessee upon these laws. Virginia is a contributory fault state. This means if you are found to have even contributed 1% of the reasoning for the car accident then you will not be entitled to any compensation. It’s possible to overcome this though if you have good legal representatives who can prove otherwise.

Watch out for Trucks & Motorcycles While Driving

Having a good awareness of the other vehicles around you can help you to avoid an accident. Trucks are extremely heavy vehicles that have a tough time stopping quickly when they have to and can cause large damages to vehicles and people when they collide with them. Passing them during windstorms with heavy gusts and during heavy rainstorms is also very risky as large splashes could go onto your windshield taking away your vision. Gusts of wind could also make a truck veer right into your lane and path. It is also critical to pay attention to motorcycles on the road as they have a much higher chance of severe injury if collided with. Sometimes motorcycle riders are in the wrong and drive recklessly swerving across lanes and driving in between cars, so if you have been in an accident with this type of motorcycle, it may be in your interest to discuss the accident with a lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt. Our firm can serve as your Kingsport car accident lawyer and help you to be successful with your case.

Good Practices to Avoid a Car Accident

Car accidents can happen to anyone when they are out on the road. Sometimes accidents are inevitable and unavoidable, but other accidents can be avoided. By following some guidelines, you can help yourself out by forming some good habits to hopefully avoid a car accident. Always ensure that your vehicle’s equipment like tires, brakes, gauges, and lights are working. Make sure that the tires have sufficient air in them and are not flat. Also, make sure that your gauges like acceleration and fuel amount are working properly. Make sure that your brakes are up to date with good brake pads and rotors to give you sufficient stopping power. Aside from equipment check-ups, ensure that you are always paying attention to the road and not to handheld devices that can cause a gap in awareness while driving. One of the leading causes of car crashes is distraction from devices like phones, so make sure to do your best to not use them while driving.

How to Proceed

If you have been in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, then you should be entitled to compensation. Insurance companies usually will try and settle with you for a smaller amount than is deserved. Legal counsel can help you to receive compensation for the pain and suffering and other problems that you have had to deal with. A Kingsport car accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt has many years of experience in dealing with car accident cases and is on your side. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are looking forward to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

How Common Are Car Accidents?

Unfortunately, car accidents happen far more frequently than we’d expect – but an experienced Kingsport car accident lawyer can help you navigate your way through your case and get the compensation you deserve. 

Millions of accidents happen every year, and no two accidents are alike. Of course, if you want to avoid being just another statistic, you need to have a lawyer on hand who can thoroughly investigate your case to determine what damages you might be owed, and who should be held responsible for your injuries.

As cars become more and more modernized and packed with gadgets, infotainment, and other distractions, it’s easier and easier to forget your responsibility to drive safely and attentively. These distractions can all factor into an accident: The right lawyer will look into all the details of your accident to see if the other driver was paying attention to the road, or paying attention to their text messages.

There are many variables that can complicate your fight for financial compensation, but compensation is still possible. It’s difficult to secure monetary damages for yourself, but a Kingsport car accident lawyer can help you work your way through the long and challenging legal process of filing a suit and seeking the money you deserve.

What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do for Me?

A car accident case can be difficult to handle by yourself. You may be swamped with medical bills, calls with insurance companies, physical therapy, and other medical procedures or doctor’s visits. This can make your life almost unmanageable – and throwing in a lawsuit is just making your life more difficult.

Instead of weighing yourself down with a maze of legal documents, investigations, and procedures, you can rely on a car accident lawyer to do the heavy lifting. Your lawyer can focus on your paperwork, and can even negotiate with your insurance for a higher payout so you don’t have to worry about your excessive bills stacking up while you’re unable to work to pay them off.

Instead of focusing on your legal case, your car accident lawyer will do the work for you. They can also provide valuable advice and information that may affect where you go next with your case. It’s important to know how to proceed if there is sizable compensation on the line, and finding the right lawyer can make all the difference between drowning in bills and finding a way forward. 

Contact The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt

At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we understand how challenging your car accident can be, and we know that when you look for a car accident lawyer, you don’t want cookie-cutter solutions. You need dedicated case management from a legal team that cares, and you need to be able to focus on your recovery, rather than mountains of paperwork.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you shouldn’t be focused on anything but your own health. While insurance companies, bills, and an inability to continue with your work can all distract you from getting better, they shouldn’t. That’s why The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt is here to help. Get in touch with a Kingsport car accident lawyer today.

What Our Clients Say

I recommend law offices of Mark T Hurt Courtney Cormier was so nice and helped us with our auto accident and personal injury case she done a great job!Thank you Courtney for everything you did!!!
Brandie Billiter-arnett
Brandie Billiter-arnett
14:28 22 May 21
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