Kingsport, TN Motorcycle Accident Lawyer and Car Accident Attorney

Kingsport, Tennessee Motorcycle Accident LawyerTennessee is home to some of the most exquisite scenery and stretches of roadway in the country, making it one of the best places for long motorcycle rides.  Unfortunately, the exhilarating feeling of riding down Highway 23 or 11-W, with the wind blowing in your hair, comes with the risk of being hit by a negligent driver.

Statistically, motorcyclists are approximately twenty-eight times as likely as car accident victims to die in an accident.[1] When crashes occur, it is often the motorcyclist who will bear brunt of the injuries, while reckless drivers are uninjured.

Our Firm Helps Injured Motorcyclists, and Their Families, Seek Full and Fair Compensation

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, it is important to understand your rights to pursue compensation.  For decades, experienced motorcycle accident lawyer Mark Hurt has been helping victims seek justice and get the maximum compensation they deserve.

We Have Successfully Represented Numerous Motorcycle Accident Victims

We are available to provide tenacious and dedicated representation to Kingsport area motorcyclists and their families in seeking full compensation from those responsible, and we have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.

What are Common Types of Injuries in a Motorcycle Crash?

Motorcycle crashes often result in severe injuries, including:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Damage
  • “Road Rash”
  • Broken Bones and Dislocations
  • Lacerations and Cuts
  • Back Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of Limbs

Tragically, some crashes result in the death for the motorcyclist.

Families May Also Be Entitled to Compensation

Compensation is not only available to the victim of a motorcycle accident. Under certain circumstances (usually involving severe injury or death), a spouse or other immediate family members may also be entitled to compensation.

As an experienced Kingsport motorcycle accident lawyer, Mark Hurt can review your case and provide guidance on the types of damages that may be recoverable, and who may be entitled to damages.

You Only Pay a Fee If Compensation is Recovered

Each year, motorcycle accidents result in over $16 billion in measurable costs, such as:

  • Acute Medical Costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property Damage
  • Loss of Household Productivity
  • Insurance Expenses
  • Long-Term Medical Care
  • Work Loss
  • Permanent Disability
  • Loss of Quality of Life[2]

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we know that in cases of severe injury or death, expenses associated with these types of accidents and lost income can place a substantial financial burden on victims and their families.  As such, we represent motorcycle accident victims on a contingency fee basis, and we advance all litigation costs (which are usually subtracted from a settlement or jury award, if a case is successful).  This means that you will only pay a fee if compensation is recovered on your behalf.[3]

Make Sure That You Take the Right Steps After a Motorcycle Crash

It is important to understand that motorcycle accident victims are not automatically granted compensation for their injuries, even in situations where it is clear that the other driver is at fault.  As a result, in order to preserve legal rights after a motor vehicle crash, it is important that victims seek prompt medical attention and call the police (if possible) when an accident occurs. Other steps to bolster a victim’s case and to protect their interests include:

  • Collecting evidence at the scene (including photographs, witness contact information, a copy of the police report, etc.)
  • Not making repairs to the motorcycle
  • Attending follow up doctor’s visits and following prescribed treatment plans
  • Avoiding making statements to insurance companies or signing anything
  • Speaking with a skilled Kingsport motorcycle accident lawyer

We can help.

When we are retained, we will advance your case, compile evidence showing fault, document all damages (including pain and suffering), and represent you against insurance companies and negligent drivers. While these steps are seemingly straightforward, they can make the difference between collecting compensation or not being able to recover.

Timing is Important – Do Not Hesitate in Seeking Legal Representation 

A statute of limitations is a state law that sets a strict deadline on the right to bring a lawsuit to a court.  Under Tennessee law, motorcycle and car accident victims only have one year from the date of the crash to file a personal injury claim.[4]  If the accident resulted in death, the family or personal representative of the estate must also bring a wrongful death claim within the same one-year filing deadline (however, for a wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations begins running on the day of the accident victim’s death, which can be later than the actual accident date).

Under certain limited circumstances, the one-year statute of limitations may be suspended until a later date, such as if the injuries are not known at the time of the accident, if the person is a minor, or if the person injured is deemed “incompetent” by the courts (such as if they sustained a severe head injury and are unable to make decisions concerning their welfare).  It should be noted that these exceptions are relatively rare; and a person injured (or the family who has lost a loved one) should always retain an attorney as soon as possible so that there is no danger of the one year time period expiring.

We Can Represent You in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

We understand the terrible circumstances that result when a loved one is tragically killed by the negligent or wrongful death of someone else.  If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash caused by someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing, we offer our sincerest condolences.

When a person dies from injuries caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of another person or company, certain survivors have a right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.[5]  Immediate family members (such as a spouse, children, parents or siblings) may be entitled to recover expenses, including:

  • Medical and Other Expenses Incurred Prior to the Death
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Burial Costs
  • Loss of Future Financial Support, Benefits and Inheritance
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Mental and Emotional Anguish
  • Punitive Damages

To prove a wrongful death case, Tennessee requires that you show:

  • A death occurred due to the negligence or intent to cause harm on the part of the defendant; and
  • The defendant’s actions were the primary cause of the person’s death.

As an experienced Kingsport motorcycle wrongful death attorney, Mark Hurt can review your case and help determine whether you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which will depend upon a number of circumstances that are unique to each wrongful death case.

Call Us Today for a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

If you have been injured in a Kingsport motorcycle accident or if your family has lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to contact a Tennessee lawyer experienced in handling motorcycle accident negotiations and litigation.

Mark Hurt has years of experience handling motorcycle accident claims, and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injury victims and their families.  Mark can put this expertise to work for you to help hold at-fault drivers accountable.  Call us for a free consultation to learn about your rights the types of compensation to which you and/or your family may be entitled to recover.


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

[2] Motorcycle Safety, GAO, www.gao.gov/assets/660/650037.pdf.

[3] At the outset of an engagement we will provide a retention letter agreement, which will contain the definitive terms of our fees and costs and other matters relative to our engagement.

[4] Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-104.

[5] Tenn. Code Ann. § 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
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
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