Lenoir City

Injury Attorney Helping Residents of Lenoir City

Perched along the Tennessee River southwest of Knoxville and north of the Great Smoky Mountains, Lenoir City is a community of about 9,000 residents in Loudon County. Lenoir City is noted for its beauty and proximity to Fort Loudon Lake and Dam. In recent years, it has experienced an explosion of commercial development on Highway 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway) near Interstate 75. It also has a beautiful old downtown that is being revitalized. Lenoir City is the largest city in Loudon County. Like people in any other community, residents of Lenoir City may find themselves involved in a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall, or another unexpected and devastating accident. When this happens, a victim may have legal rights to assert. Lenoir City injury lawyer Mark Hartsoe can provide you with the legal representation that you need if you have been involved in an accident caused by someone else’s careless actions.

Pursuing Compensation after a Car Accident or a Slip and Fall

In a motor vehicle collision case, the victim is usually required to show that the defendant’s conduct fell short of the applicable duty of care. When it comes to operating a vehicle, this duty requires each of us to drive with the same ordinary care and skill that a prudent driver would use in the same circumstances.

Since there is a wide range of laws that govern behavior on the road, plaintiffs in motor vehicle accident cases can often rely on a theory called negligence per se during this step of the process. If the plaintiff proves that the defendant violated a safety statute (or local ordinance) at the time of the accident, a rebuttable presumption that the defendant was negligent arises. To establish this presumption, the plaintiff must show that the defendant violated the statute and that the plaintiff was among the class of persons that the legislature intended to protect by enacting the law. Examples of safety statutes include the rule on yielding the right of way (TCA 55-8-149) or the rule on complying with the speed limit (TCA 55-8-152), as well as criminal laws forbidding drunk or drugged driving.

Another common type of personal injury case is a premises liability action based on a slip and fall or another type of accident on property. This is designed to compensate a victim for damages that he or she has suffered as the result of a property owner’s failure to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition, while providing warnings about any known dangerous conditions.

The remaining elements of a negligence claim are known as causation and damages. The victim must show that the defendant’s traffic violation or other careless conduct directly led to the crash in which he or she was hurt. Hartsoe will aggressively pursue your claim to recover for your losses and help you put your life back together following the car accidents. Past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages can be claimed, depending on the extent of injury.

Consult an Experienced Injury Lawyer in Lenoir City

If you have been hurt in an accident that resulted from another person’s or entity’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation. Lenoir City injury attorney Mark Hartsoe treats each of his clients with the compassion and personal attention that they deserve, and he can fight for your rights at every step of the way. If you need a slip and fall or car accident lawyer, or assistance with any other type of personal injury case, call us at 865-804-1011 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Client Reviews
I was on my way to Atlanta and a huge truck rear-ended me and knocked me off the side of the road. I was scared. Didn’t know what to do. I tried working with the insurance company. They are just difficult to work with. I had to call somebody to take care of me. So, My brother told me to call Mark Hartsoe. As soon as I called Mark Hartsoe, he let me know real quick that everything was going to be okay and that he would take care of everything. And, he did. He got me a great settlement. He took the worry off of me. Mickey Anderson
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