Personal Injury Lawyer Johnson City TN

Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer | Johnson City

Personal Injury Lawyer Johnson City TNA person’s life can change in the blink of an eye when a serious accident results in a devastating injury.  A victim and their family may face lifelong ramifications, such as mounting medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and overall financial peril.

When individuals are injured or killed as the result of the negligence of others, it can be challenging for the victim or their family to know where to turn to find the best personal injury attorney for them.  At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have helped injury victims and families successfully recover compensation for injuries and losses for over three decades.

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, we would like to help.  Call our office to schedule a free consultation so that you can learn about the options available for recovery and how we can help.

Johnson City personal injury attorney Mark Hurt has helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for injuries. 

We are frequently asked about what aspects to consider in finding the right personal injury attorney, especially when injuries are significant (or a death has occurred).  In any injury case there will only be one opportunity to recover full compensation; even if it later is determined that injuries are more severe than initially believed.

The following, therefore, are the key areas which we believe are the most relevant in a search for the best personal injury lawyer.

What Qualities Should I look for In a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal Injury Lawyers Should Be Responsive

The best personal injury attorneys keep open lines of communication, readily answer questions, and do everything in their power to relieve the stress being placed on clients.  It is wise to look for a lawyer who is not merely interested in financial gain; instead, the lawyer should have a genuine interest in solving the problems of injured clients, helping to put them at ease.  Often, this equates to working long hours and being by an individual’s side to help navigate through every step of the arduous claims process.

At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we understand that suffering a devastating injury can feel almost insurmountable for many clients, which is why we do everything in our power to help ease the burden.  At our firm, we have an experienced team behind every client.  While firm founder Mark Hurt is at the center of process, we also have other team members who are experienced at working for clients in matters such as documenting claims and compiling insurance records.  This is not just a business to us – we truly care!

Results Speak Volumes

When it comes to legal representation, talk can be cheap, but results speak volumes.  Top personal injury attorneys will have successful track records, both of obtaining significant settlements and judgments gained at trial.  Our firm has an extensive record of success and has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

The following are just a few of our case results:[1]

  • Worker injured by defective equipment $6,850,000
  • Wrongful death of a teenager $5,000,000
  • Injured coal miner $531,296
  • Injured salesman $438,747
  • Car wreck injury – broken arm $101,250
  • Car wreck injury – injured finger $79,000

While we have helped countless injury victims, our focus is always on seeking full and fair compensation for each and every client.  If you were injured due to someone’s negligent conduct, call our office to schedule a free case evaluation.  We can review your claim’s facts, explain your legal options, and help you pursue all damages to which you are rightfully entitled.

Does the Lawyer Have a Record of Taking Cases to Trial?

Surprisingly, many personal injury lawyers have little or no trial experience, even if they have practiced law for many years.  Insurance companies and defense lawyers, however, know well which lawyers are highly experienced trial lawyers with long records of success, and what lawyers rarely, if ever, take cases to court.  Naturally, if an insurance company and their attorneys believe that an injury lawyer is not likely to take a case to trial, or if they believe that the injury lawyer is not a good trial lawyer, it follows that there will be less pressure on them to pay a high settlement to avoid the possibility of a trial.

Based on firm founder Mark Hurt’s over 30 years of law practice, we strongly believe that (i) insurance companies heavily consider if an attorney will take a case to trial, and (ii) the attorney’s trial abilities when considering whether to make a settlement, and how much the settlement should be.  In cases involving significant damages, insurance companies, defense lawyers, and defendants are all rightfully concerned that a trial may result in a large jury verdict, especially for pain and suffering (which is not easily quantifiable).

Johnson City attorney Mark Hurt has extensive litigation experience, including trying cases in front of juries and arguing appeals in Tennessee, Virginia, and federal courts.  He has also argued twice before the highest court in the country, the United States Supreme Court – a distinct honor, as less than 1% of all lawyers ever argue a case before this court.

With both significant trial experience and an enviable record of success, insurance companies and defendants know that we will not hesitate to take a client’s case to trial and let a jury determine fault and damages if a settlement for full and fair compensation acceptable to our clients cannot be achieved.  We demand that those responsible for injuries and death pay to our clients every penny that they owe.

Good Personal Injury Lawyers Educate Clients but Let Them Make Key Decisions

Mounting medical bills, financial uncertainty, lost income, insurance adjuster questions, health insurance paperwork, and deadlines can become overwhelming for those struggling with a tragic injury.  We believe that great personal injury attorneys can relieve some of this stress by intently listening to client needs and objectives, answering questions, and explaining the intricate details of the personal injury process.

We also believe it is crucial for individuals to have control over the outcome of their matter.  Therefore, we seek to educate our clients so they can make informed decisions about their cases that are in the best interest of themselves and their families – specifically, about whether to accept a settlement or to pursue trial.  A client should never feel like they are being pushed into accepting a settlement offer by the attorney.

The Right Personal Injury Attorney Will Be Willing to Work on Contingency

Contingency fee arrangements can motivate attorneys to perform stronger, faster, and fight harder than if they are paid by the hour.  In a contingency arrangement, a personal injury lawyer is only paid a fee if they successfully obtain compensation.  Unlike hourly billing, the attorney has skin in the game, meaning they have much to lose if they underperform.  Thus, they are motivated to work harder to ensure a favorable outcome.

At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we only represent personal injury clients on contingency, meaning you will not pay a fee unless we win your case.  Further, we advance litigation expenses while a case is ongoing (such costs are normally repaid through settlement or trial proceeds).

How Tenacious is the Attorney?

Like everyone else, attorneys are individuals, varying in degrees of temperament, education, experience, and tenacity.  You will be best served by identifying the qualities that you believe will be the most important in choosing the right attorney for your case.

Firm founding attorney Mark Hurt is a Duke University Law graduate, where he earned Order of the Coif, meaning that he graduated in the top 10% of his law school class.  He is known for his tenacity and dedication in legal representation, and will not hesitate to take a case to trial and oppose defendants of all sizes (including large corporations) and their teams of attorneys.

Can I Hire Any Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury litigation is a complex area of the law; thus, it will likely be in your best interest to hire an injury attorney whose practice is devoted to injury law.  While a corporate attorney or immigration lawyer could represent an injury client, we believe that to do so would be much like seeking the services of a brain surgeon for a heart ailment.

Additionally, because there is only one chance to get full compensation in a litigation matter, there is no second chance to retain another lawyer if an unfavorable result occurs.  Specifically, even if a case goes to trial, a bad result can only be appealed in certain very limited circumstances (usually, if the judge made an error of law).  A client cannot appeal a case simply because they believe that a jury should have ruled in their favor.

Our Qualifications

As a personal injury attorney, firm founding attorney Mark Hurt has successfully represented hundreds of injury victims, and has gained a reputation for being a tireless litigator who fights for the maximum possible compensation.  If you were injured because of another person’s reckless or negligent conduct, we can assist in tenaciously pursuing the full and fair compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.

We invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.


[1] These and other examples on our website of past results should not in any way be interpreted as a promise or guaranty of success for your case, or how much you may receive, even if you have a similar injury.

What Our Clients Say

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
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