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If you or a family member has been injured in Tennessee, or if a loved one has been killed, as a result of the negligence or wrongful acts of someone else, it’s important to retain an experienced, tenacious lawyer who will work vigorously in seeking every penny to which you or your family may be entitled.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we are such a firm. Our principal attorney and Founder, Mark Hurt, graduated with honors from Duke Law School, and has been helping injured clients and the families who have lost a loved one obtain full and fair compensation for more than 25 years. Over this time period, he has helped families recover millions of dollars in compensation for clients in Virginia and Tennessee.

The Treatment that You and Your Family Deserve

Our firm does not provide “assembly-line” personal injury services. You and your matter will not be referred to another law firm, or “handed off” to a junior lawyer.

If you retain our firm, you’ll be working directly with Mark Hurt. In addition to injury representation, we also assist with related case matters, including working with insurance companies and those providing medical treatment (such as hospitals and physicians) with respect to gathering records and keeping providers informed that we are pursuing litigation.

It is especially important for a firm to work with insurance companies that may be paying medical and other costs, as such companies will usually have a lien on amounts recovered in a lawsuit. In other words, they will be entitled to recover the costs that they have paid from the costs paid by a defendant (such as the person causing a car accident). We will typically work with insurance companies and other providers to try to negotiate a reduction in the amount of their liens; any reduction that can be negotiated will usually result in an injury victim receiving a higher percentage of the settlement or jury award.

No Fee Unless Compensation is Recovered; Litigation Costs Advanced

We provide full-service injury representation. This means that we work on a contingency fee basis (we are only paid a fee if compensation is recovered, and such amount is based upon a percentage of that compensation). We also advance the costs required to litigate a lawsuit, such as the costs for experts, court filings, and depositions, so our clients do not need to be concerned about how such costs will be paid while their case is being litigated. These costs are then typically deducted from the settlement proceeds or a trial verdict.

The Types of Cases We Handle

We handle virtually all types of injury and wrongful death cases, including matters involving:

Why It’s Important to Retain an Experience Injury Attorney Quickly

In many types of cases, such as car, truck, pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents and crashes, it will be important to investigate an accident scene before the conditions change. Often, when a crash occurs, accident responders or others will be taking action to clean up a scene, such as fixing guard rails and posts that may have been hit. Rain and other weather conditions can also serve to wash away skid marks. Insurance companies will often have totaled vehicles destroyed, along with the event recorders (or “black boxes”) in the vehicles, which often can provide important information about a crash.

We will often work with accident investigation experts to examine crash scenes, and to prepare virtual or testimonial evidence regarding how a crash occurred.

In addition to accident investigation matters, it is also important to retain a law firm quickly as there are time limitations regarding when a personal injury suit may be filed. Tennessee has one of the shortest statute of limitations in the country, as personal injury and malpractice cases must be filed within one year of the incident (such as when a crash occurred, or when a medical malpractice matter may have been discovered); otherwise, a person will lose the right to sue. In addition to the general time limitations, there may be even shorter limitations if a governmental entity is involved. As a result, it is important to contact an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Serving Johnson City and the Surrounding Communities

Located in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties, Johnson City has been cited in Forbes magazine as a “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” (#65), and in Kiplinger’s magazine as fifth in the “Least-Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A”.

With a population of approximately 63,000, Johnson City traces its roots back to 1769, when William Bean (the first settler in Tennessee) built a cabin just outside of town. The city itself was formerly founded by its namesake Henry Johnson in 1856 to serve as a railroad depot, and the town was incorporated in 1869. Since then, Johnson City has enjoyed a rich and successful history.

We are proud to serve not only the residents of Johnson City in injury matters, but also those residents in the surrounding towns and communities. To find out more about how we can help you in an injury or wrongful death matter, we invite you to call us for a free consultation.

How Insurance Companies Decide on a Settlement Offer

If you suffered a personal injury at the hands of another person or organization, you may have sat down to try to calculate your damages. Most people tally up the medical costs and property damage and assume that is the number that the company or person should pay them. Then,

when you contact an insurance company, you discover that it is a completely different number. This is why many people decide to retain the services of a Johnson City personal injury lawyer.

Insurance Companies Use a Formula

Insurance adjusters will add up the medical expenses to come up with the medical damages number. This will provide a baseline for how much the injured individual deserves. Then, the adjuster generally multiplies this number by one and a half or three. This number is determined by how minor or severe the injuries are and how much it affects a person’s life. Then, once they calculate this number, they will add the income that the client lost. Now, this is just the average formula. Insurance companies are not going to tell you what formulas they use.

The damages formula is supposed to be a starting point when it comes to reaching a settlement. Other details may increase what you deserve or decrease it in the eyes of the insurance company. While you should have a general idea of the expenses that you’ve had to pay due to the injury, don’t rely on that being the final number. A personal injury lawyer in Johnson City can calculate all of your losses and determine their financial worth.

Insurance Companies May Cheat You

One of the major reasons that you want to have a Johnson City personal injury lawyer at your side during the negotiations process is that insurance companies have a tendency to offer lower settlements than you deserve. Keep in mind that insurance companies are businesses. They have to be able to make money. If they can offer a low-ball settlement and have it accepted, then this is better for the company.

Unfortunately, they sometimes get away with low-balling clients. If you do not have experience in personal injury law, you may not realize how much you are entitled to or what other people with similar injuries and cases received from the insurance company. Truth be told, even personal injury lawyers retain the help of personal injury lawyers when they have been injured in an accident.

When you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes, an insurance company’s offer might seem too low or may make little sense to someone who does not understand personal injury claims. To consult with a Johnson City personal injury lawyer about your settlement and the compensation that you are owed, call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt today.

When Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Johnson City?

Whether you were injured just a few hours ago, last week, or a couple of month’s back, there is a good chance you will, at some point, wonder whether you should retain a lawyer. In general, if you’re even considering this question, now is the time to call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt. With complimentary consultations and no upfront fees for 99% of all clients, you risk nothing except a bit of your time. The sooner you get started, the better. 

At What Point Do Most People Contact a Lawyer? 

If you are like so many of our clients, you might not think about calling a lawyer right away. Often, it takes a few situations for a victim to decide legal advocacy is needed:

Realizing your injuries are serious – Shortly after the accident you might feel that you don’t want to make a big deal out of your injuries. You just want to get everything sorted as soon as possible. For this reason people in a situation like this might choose not to call a Johnson City personal injury lawyer right away. Sometimes they might not even see a doctor. When the pain lingers, or becomes worse, and you realize you are more hurt than you initially thought, you may change your mind. Seeing a doctor should be the first thing you do; afterwhich, calling a lawyer is highly recommended. 

Seeing the beginning of financial hardship – Medical care is very expensive, and bills can add up quickly. If you’re facing high costs and struggling to get the insurance company to pay them, a personal injury lawyer in Johnson City should be consulted. 

Struggling to get medical care – Sometimes getting medical care after an accident is more easier said than done. Insurance companies might refuse to cover certain treatments, and doctors might expect you to pay for some or all of the services in advance. A situation like this can be exhausting and lead to feelings of hopelessness. A lawyer may be able to help. 

Dealing with difficult insurance companies – Insurance comanies will seek to pay the least amount of money possible. This could leave you to be offered a very low settlement, and one that doesn’t cover the total amount of expenses. 

Feeling frustrated with the claims’ process – The claims’ process should be easy; however, this is not too common – especially when serious injuries are a factor. Because you risk nothing to find out what a Johnson City personal injury lawyer has to say, calling our office should be your next step. 

As soon as you think you need a lawyer, you should act right away. The longer you wait, the more you put your claim at risk. Reasons for this include:

  • Deadlines
  • Loss of evidence
  • Loss of witness testimony
  • Loss of time to build the case

Calling a lawyer is one more call to make, and if you have a valid claim, you will be required to fill out some paperwork. However, the seemingly endless phone calls and documentation from your medical providers and insurance companies may be handed over to your new legal advocate. In short, your life could become a lot easier! To learn how a Johnson City personal injury lawyer can help, call  The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt.

What Our Clients Say

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
They are here to help you out and take care of your needs. I would recommend them for sure.
Dusty Kimber
Dusty Kimber
22:43 02 Apr 20
Great job of communicating throughout the entire process. Rhonda and staff were very professional, with great knowledge, and results.They were able to get my speeding ticket completely dismissed.
Kendrick Wiggins
Kendrick Wiggins
20:03 02 Apr 20