Did you speak to the insurance company? He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to reduce the swelling in his leg, which was cutting off circulation to his foot. After you’ve filed, you and your lawyer can try to settle your case with the assistance of a mediator, and you can bypass the jury system by arguing your claims to an arbitrator. I am certainly not an expert on any kind of medical treatment, but I am a strong advocate that injured people know what is best for them, and they are in the best position to make medical decisions.Read More
Tennessee Public Transportation Injury
Accidents happen anywhere at any time. People get hurt as a result of these events. Most of the personal injuries lawsuits are related to traffic accidents. Public transportation isn’t free from them. If you get hurt while riding a bus, you can sue the company responsible for the service. The severity of the injuries depends on the accident itself. The worse the injury is; the more money is needed to repair the damage. If you get injured by the negligence of a public transportation worker, you can try to find compensation. Normally, the injuries inflicted in these accidents aren’t too serious.
There are many laws behind the process. By reading this article, you will gain some notion of what you must know to face the consequences.
Before you sue someone, you must prove that he is responsible for your injuries. This also applies to public transportation accidents. The laws behind this particular event is a little different from the rest.
Unfortunately, the amount of money that you could get from these claims is also fixed. The amount depends on the local laws. It could get as high as 100,000 USD. It may be less than the amount invested in your recovery. These happen because, in a single accident, many people can get injured. If the company has to pay for all the expenses from all the passengers, they could end in bankruptcy.
Public transportation workers must follow the “Common Carrier” Law. Which states that drivers must treat their passengers with a greater level of care. For example, a bus driver has a bigger responsibility than a normal driver. Meaning that he must make sure that his passengers safely arrive to their destination. Still, if you suffer from an accident that involves a public transportation worker, you must show that this happened because of his negligence. If you can do it, the transportation company has to cover for all the damage inflicted.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Colin B. Calhoun
- Peter Gee, Jr.
- Jeffrey S. Rosenblum
- Jeffrey H. Jones
- Blair P. Durham
- J. Gerard Stranch, IV
- Randall L. Kinnard
- Jenney S. Keaty
- Daniel R. Bieger
- David A. Burkhalter, II
- Jeffrey (Jeff) P. Boyd
- Hubert E. Hamilton
Colin B. Calhoun
An attorney at Calhoun Law PLC, Colin B. Calhoun focuses his practice on personal injury, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death and Social Security Disability. Passionate about helping to achieve justice for those harmed due to the negligent or careless acts of others, Mr. Calhoun proudly serves clients in Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Dickson, Mount Juliet, Lebanon and Cookeville, as well as throughout Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Wilson, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner and Dickson counties in Tennessee.Prior to earning a Juris Doctor from the Nashville School of Law, Mr. Calhoun attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. He graduated from there summa cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and a minor in political science.Offering personalized guidance and zealous advocacy, Mr. Calhoun has represented clients in a wide range of matters. This includes such issues as car wrecks and other motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, DUI accidents, boating accidents, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and uninsured and underinsured motorists. Representing the best interests of his clients and aggressively pursuing their rights in negotiations with the insurance companies or responsible parties, as well as in court, Mr. Calhoun strives to help injured individuals and their family members recover the maximum compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other resulting losses.Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Calhoun. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.
Peter Gee, Jr.
The effects of a personal injury can be devastating. As an attorney at Morgan & Morgan, Peter Byron Gee Jr. knows the physical, emotional and financial toll events such as nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and wrongful death can have on an entire family. He takes his job to represent clients in Memphis, Tennessee, seriously, and he aggressively pursues compensation on their behalf.At the start of every case, Mr. Gee takes the time to listen to a clients story. He makes it a goal to give people the clarity and confidence regarding how the matter may progress, answering their questions promptly. Treating every case as though it will go to trial, he meticulously prepares an argument that involves expert testimony, medical records, a thorough timeline of events and any other details that will support securing a favorable outcome.Over the course of his career, Mr. Gee has obtained monetary awards for numerous clients through settlements and verdicts. Thanks to his commitment to justice, he has earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Gees passion for helping others is rooted in his education. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1995, he went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2001.Today, Mr. Gee spends his time advocating for clients and serving as a member of legal organizations that include the Tennessee Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice before the local, state and federal courts in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main Street, 26th Floor,, Memphis TN 38103
Jeffrey S. Rosenblum
Jeffrey S. Rosenblum is a partner with the Memphis, Tennessee, litigation firm Rosenblum & Reisman, P.C. An aggressive and thorough trial lawyer who focuses his practice on wrongful death, civil rights law, medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases, Mr. Rosenblum serves clients in Memphis and throughout the state.Mr. Rosenblum has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, and he has obtained several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a recent $8.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case. He is one of only three attorneys in the Memphis area to belong to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a select group of lawyers who have obtained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $2 million.Before founding his present firm, Mr. Rosenblum held a judicial clerkship for a prominent federal judge, the Honorable Robert McRae. He practiced with a large Dallas, Texas, law firm before returning to Tennessee in 1993 to focus on catastrophic injury and individual rights law.Mr. Rosenblum is admitted to practice in Tennessee and Texas. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Trial Association for Justice, the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been named one of Tennessees Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association every year since 2010.A frequent speaker on personal injury and civil rights law, Mr. Rosenblum makes regular appearances as a legal authority in local news media. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
6070 Poplar Avenue, Suite 550,, Memphis TN 38119
Jeffrey H. Jones
Attorney Jeffrey H. Jones is the founder and sole practitioner of The Law Office of Jeffrey Jones in Bartlett, Tennessee. Serving clients throughout Shelby County and the Memphis metro region as well as all across the state, Mr. Jones uses his nearly 40 years of legal experience to provide high-quality, dependable representation to those facing legal challenges involving family law and divorce, criminal defense, personal injury and workers compensation.Certified as a trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and certified in continuing legal education and specialization by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization, Mr. Jones possesses the skills and extensive legal knowledge necessary to handle the demands of any clients case regardless of the complexities involved. In addition, he also has in-depth medical knowledge gained from his experience as a licensed pharmacist, which enables him to deliver effective strategies on behalf of his clients dealing with personal injury claims.In all cases, Mr. Jones works closely with those he serves, addressing their concerns and advocating for their best interests while striving to devise solutions that will help them achieve the positive results they seek. Through this high level of commitment to his clients and practice, Mr. Jones is widely regarded as one of the top trial lawyers in the region, and in 1992, he received the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award from the Memphis Bar Association.Mr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974. He then attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1977. That same year, the Tennessee Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee.He is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Society for Pharmacy Law and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Blair P. Durham
Attorney Blair P. Durham focuses his practice on the area of personal injury. On the plaintiff side he represents those involved in motor vehicle accidents and general personal injury. He also assists clients with issues pertaining to nursing homes, products liability law, toxic torts, and workers compensation law.Mr. Durham served in the U.S. military for four years as an infantryman in the Marine Corps. He then attended law school and after graduating from Pepperdine School of Law, participated in law school summer sessions in London, England and Florence, Italy. He also completed the Harvard Law Schools basic and advanced negotiation workshops, the trial skills workshop of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, as well as the University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute.Mr. Durham is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, California, and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in the states of Tennessee and California. He formed his own private firm of Durham and Dread, and also services as an attorney with the firm Bart Durham Injury Law in Nashville, Tennessee.
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1712,, Nashville TN 37219
J. Gerard Stranch, IV
J. Gerard Stranch, IV, is a member at Branstetter Stranch & Jennings PLLC. Focusing his practice on class actions and other complex litigation matters, Mr. Stranch serves clients throughout the state of Tennessee. He handles civil litigation cases such as personal injury, mass torts and wrongful death. Mr. Stranch also accepts Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and other labor and employment-related cases.Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Stranch is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has served in varying capacities for a number of organizations, including on the board of directors for The Cumberland River Compact, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Associations board of governors and as general counsel for the Tennessee Democratic Party.After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, Mr. Stranch went on to attend Vanderbilt Law School. From there, he received a Juris Doctor. While attending law school, Mr. Stranch served as a clerk for his current law firm and as an intern at the Juvenile Division of the Metropolitan Public Defenders Office in Nashville. In those roles, he gained valuable insight into the court procedures and strategies relating to his areas of focus.Mr. Stranch reviews each situation from every angle and tailors his approach based on his clients unique circumstances and needs. He draws on this experience to help him guide, represent and defend workers, employers and labor unions. Mr. Stranch has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.
Randall L. Kinnard
Randall L. Kinnard is recognized among the most accomplished and acclaimed Trial Attorneys in Tennessee. A dual Board-Certified Civil Trial / ,Medical Malpractice, Specialist, Kinnard has helped victims and families secure hundreds millions of dollars in compensation and record-setting verdicts and settlements in high-profile, high-stakes claims.Over his more than 30 years in practice, Kinnard has been selected among the Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee by ,Top Lawyers, magazine and named Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Yearby the TN Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the prestigious ,Inner Circle of Advocates, – an invite-only organization comprised of the nations most revered plaintiffs trial lawyers, and has litigated complex medical negligence, surgical error, and birth injury cases across Tennessee and the U.S.Mr. Kinnard is Sr. Partner at the Nashville law firm of ,Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge,, where he serves victims, families, and referring counsel nationwide.
127 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville TN 37205
Jenney S. Keaty
Jenney Springer Keaty has been a trial lawyer since 2008, representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury tort litigation in courts across Tennessee. Jenney has represented clients in matters involving medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and wrongful death. She represents severely injured people, or people who have lost a loved one as the result of someone elses negligence or recklessness. She has tried cases to a jury in multiple counties in Tennessee, including being award a $1.75 million verdict for the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case by a Rutherford County jury last year.A member of the 2018 TBALL (Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law) class, Jenneys reputation and experience have earned her several professional recognitions, including being named a Mid-South Top Lawyers Rising Star (top 2.5% of attorneys in the mid-south) in 2015, 2016, and 2017; one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, 2015, and 2016; and one of Nashvilles Top 30 Under 30 young professionals in 2012. She has received an AV Preeminent rating on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review in 2016, 2017, and 2018.A native of Bridgeport, West Virginia, Jenney graduated with honors from The Ohio State University in 2004, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, English and Dance. Jenney graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 2008 with a Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. During law school, she was a member of the Evidence Moot Court Team, the Mediation Moot Court Team, and the executive board of the Student Bar Association and the Law Women organization. Jenney also practiced as a student lawyer representing clients in the College of Laws Advocacy Clinic.Jenney is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, and is a member of the Young Lawyers Division Board of both the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. She is a member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, Tennessee Association for Justice, and the Lawyers Association for Women.In the community, Jenney is an active volunteer, supporting The Heart Association, CASA, Family & Childrens Services, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Nashville Alumnae Chapter. As a member of the Junior League of Nashville, she has donated her time to Oasis Center, the Girl Scouts, and Youth Encouragement Services. In 2012, Jenney was named one of Nashvilles Top 30 Under 30 young professionals for her philanthropic and professional achievements.
810 Broadway, Suite 105,, Nashville TN 37203
Daniel R. Bieger
As the founder of the Law Office of Daniel R. Bieger, Daniel R. Bieger is dedicated to representing clients in Sullivan County, Tennessee, the City of Bristol and Washington County Virginia. He also represents people living in Gate City, Norton and Wise, Virginia, as well as Russell, Scott, Washington, Smyth and Buchanan counties. Mr. Bieger focuses his practice on criminal defense and personal injury cases that involve the following matters: injuries and wrongful death from auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, work accidents, felony defense, drug possession charges, DUIs, assault, burglary.After earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and graduating cum laude from the University at Buffalo, Mr. Bieger went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 1978.With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Bieger has brought over 100 cases to trial and has litigated in both state and federal courts. He has briefed and argued appeals to the United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Courts of Appeals of Virginia and Tennessee. He understands that victims of negligence deserve compassion as well as compensation. He also believes in defending clients accused of crimes to ensure that their rights are protected. The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification has certified Mr. Bieger as a criminal trial specialist and a civil trial specialist.As a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Tennessee Bar Association, Mr. Bieger is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. A published author, Mr. Bieger also taught a class for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, where he is a member.
David A. Burkhalter, II
For more than 39 years, David A. Burkhalter, II, a partner at The Burkhalter Law Firm, P.C. has been aggressively and passionately advocating for his clients in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Burkhalter divides his legal practice between the areas of employment law and plaintiffs personal injury law, with representative matters involving employment discrimination, whistleblower and False Claims Act cases, products liability, and motor vehicle accidents.After receiving a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1973, Mr. Burkhalter went on to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. While in law school, he was a member of the Tennessee Law Review and was honored with membership in the Order of the Coif. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Over his many years of practice, Mr. Burkhalter has earned recognition from his fellow professionals for his track record and high ethics. A recipient of an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.Mr. Burkhalter has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1995. Dedicated to his profession, Mr. Burkhalter is a member of multiple legal organizations. His memberships include the American, Tennessee and Knoxville bar associations, the Tennessee Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
111 South Central Street, PO Box 2777,, Knoxville TN 37901
Jeffrey (Jeff) P. Boyd
Suffering a personal injury goes beyond the physical pain and changes that victims experience. As a partner at Boren & Boyd, PLC, Jeffrey (Jeff) P. Boyd understands the financial and emotional toll that events such as car accidents take. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in Jackson and throughout western Tennessee who have been in bicycle, motorcycle, truck, boating and recreational vehicle accidents.In 1990, Mr. Boyd received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from The University of Mississippi, earning a Master of Business Administration from the same school in 1991. He then attended the Samford University Cumberland School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 1994.A member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Association, Mr. Boyd has access to invaluable resources and a network of professionals who are indispensable to the personal injury lawsuit process. He dedicates personalized attention to every client, taking the time to understand the damages they have suffered.A former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Boyd knows how both sides of these claims work. He has intimate knowledge of insurance provider processes and brings that experience to his practice, where he ensures these companies are compensating clients to the fullest extent.Mr. Boyd is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and all state courts in Tennessee and Alabama.When he is not serving clients, Mr. Boyd enjoys spending time with his four children and rooting on the Ole Miss Rebels.
Hubert E. Hamilton
Advocating fiercely on behalf of victims of negligence throughout Tennessee and Georgia, Hubert E. Hamilton has a proven history of success. Through his practice at The Hamilton Firm LLC, he takes on personal injury cases involving incidents such as truck wrecks, bus wrecks, and construction and industrial accidents. Time and again, he has obtained six- and seven-figure awards through verdicts and settlements.He has particularly focused on brain injury cases, and has also represented many women who suffered due to silicone breast implants, recovering millions of dollars for their losses. As a result of these and many other victories, Mr. Hamilton holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has an Avvo Superb rating. Mr. Hamilton is also ranked as one of the top plaintiffs personal injury lawyers by Georgia Top Lawyers.The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified Mr. Hamilton as a civil trial specialist. He attacks every issue as though it will go to court. This level of preparedness serves clients well regardless of whether the case moves to trial or goes through a negotiated settlement.Thanks to his decades of experience, Mr. Hamilton is often sought out for speaking engagements. He is a published author and is committed to supporting the civil justice system. He is a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.In 1973, Mr. Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1976 from the Mercer University School of Law.Today, Mr. Hamilton is admitted to practice in all state courts in Tennessee and Georgia, is admitted to practice in North Carolina, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, the Middle District of Georgia and the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.