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Personal Injury Lawyer Bradley County, TN

Located in Chattanooga, Dennis and King have won millions of dollars for injured people across Tennessee and Georgia. We believe that every client deserves honest, compassionate legal counsel tailored to their unique needs. If you have recently suffered an injury in Bradley County, Tennessee, you deserve fair compensation from the responsible party.

In almost all personal injury claims, insurance companies will offer you significantly less than what you deserve. It’s tempting to accept the first offer, especially if you are in a great deal of pain and unable to return to work. But if you’ve already taken a devalued settlement from the insurance company and your medical bills start to pile up, there’s little legal recourse to ask for more. That’s why it’s crucial to involve a Bradley County personal injury lawyer before you even file a claim.

With over 75 years of combined experience, the team at Dennis and King will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, working tirelessly to secure a more substantial settlement than likely without skilled legal representation. If the adjuster doesn’t offer fair compensation, we can bring a lawsuit against the company. In other words, we will do the legwork so that you can focus on healing.

Case Illustration of Injury Claim in Bradley County

Bradley County is located in the southeastern part of Tennessee and is the thirteenth most populous county in the state. Cleveland is the county seat of Bradley County—as well as its largest city—and is considered a principal city in the Chattanooga metropolitan area.

George Wells works and lives in Chattanooga, however, his elderly mother is a resident in a Cleveland nursing home called Life Care Centers of America. George visits his mother weekly, usually making the 40-minute drive on Friday afternoons. As George travels to see his mother, the traffic slows on I-75 as workers with weekend plans head home. George is driving slowly, leaving plenty of room between his car and the car in front of him, when a driver slams into the back of his car.

Due to all of the traffic, it takes some time for George and the other driver to safely exit I-75. While there are no serious injuries, George is feeling pain in his neck and back. To be on the safe side, after exchanging information and speaking to the police officer, George goes to the nearest urgent care to be checked out. George is diagnosed with whiplash and other soft tissue injuries to his back.

George knows that many insurance companies do not take soft tissue injuries seriously, so he contacts Dennis and King Law to set up an appointment. A coworker of George’s has used Dennis and King Law in the past and has given the firm a glowing recommendation. After visiting with an experienced Bradley County personal injury lawyer at Dennis and King, George is confident that he will receive a full and fair settlement for his neck and back injuries as well as for the damages to his vehicle.

Bradley County Personal Injury Practice Areas

Accidents usually happen in the blink of any eye, but their consequences can span months, years, or even a lifetime. You shouldn’t have to pay for another’s negligence or bad judgment.

We handle all types of personal injury cases, but the most common include:

  • Car accidents—Speed is one of the top causes of fatal auto accidents. In fact, according to tn.gov, accidents involving excess speed in the state of Tennessee are four times more likely to result in a fatality than accidents that don’t involve excess speed.
  • Motorcycle Accidents can always benefit from an experienced Bradley County personal injury lawyer, particularly if the case goes to court. Unfortunately, many jurors believe the stereotype of a reckless, hard-living motorcyclist even though today most motorcyclists are middle-aged professionals. Having an experienced motorcycle attorney on your side can ensure that these stereotypes are dispelled so they don’t negatively impact your settlement.
  • Truck Accidents often leave those in the smaller vehicle with severe or fatal injuries due to the disparity between a fully loaded 80,000-pound semi-truck and a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle. These catastrophic injuries could have a significant impact on truck accident victims for the remainder of their lives.
  • Boating Accidents can mar a fun day on the water and are usually the result of inexperienced boat drivers, too much alcohol, or failure to pay attention to other boats. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, you need solid legal assistance from Dennis and King Law.
  • Premises Liability accidents may involve any type of accident that results from a hazard on someone’s property, including a dangerous dog that bites or attacks. If a property owner is aware of a hazard, they must take steps to correct the hazard or, at the very least, warn others that the hazard exists.
  • Slip and Fall Injuries most often occur in retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and other areas where a spill, uneven flooring, water or ice tracked in from the outdoors, and other issues can cause a slip and fall. While slip and fall injuries may be relatively minor, they can also be extremely serious, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more.
  • Brain Injuries affect not only the victim, but in many cases their family members as well. Severe traumatic brain injuries can alter virtually everything about the victim, causing difficulty learning, remembering things, regulating actions and emotions, and controlling depression and anxiety.
  • Bicycle Accidents don’t just happen to children, although this is a demographic that is often involved in bicycle accidents (usually as children ride on the streets surrounding their homes). Bicyclists who ride in cities must also be extremely vigilant, as many drivers fail to give them the space and respect they deserve.
  • Nursing Home Abuse is much more common than most of us are aware. It is estimated that as many as five million elderly people experience either emotional or physical abuse each year, with many of these individuals being abused in a nursing home. These situations are traumatic and cases involving nursing home abuse can benefit greatly from the help of an experienced Bradley County personal injury lawyer from Dennis and King Law.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage is usually optional. However, if you ever are involved in an accident where you are hit by an uninsured motorist, you will be extremely glad you chose this option. As auto insurance prices keep rising, more and more drivers are uninsured or underinsured. Don’t be caught with no way to recoup your damages—make sure you carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Burn Injuries—According to a 2023 report in the Virginia Beach Examiner, about 250,000 people are admitted to nationwide hospitals each year as a result of burns sustained in automobile accidents.
  • Wrongful Death claims occur when a negligent party is responsible for severe and eventually fatal injuries to another person. If you are the spouse, child, parent, or personal representative of a decedent in Tennessee, you can file a wrongful death claim. The same is true in Georgia, minus the personal representative.

Motor vehicle and car wreck accidents are among the most common causes of accidental injury, and neck and back injuries are frequent in these accidents. Injuries to the neck and back often require more time to heal, which means more medical treatment, more pain and suffering, and more time out of work. In these cases, it’s always in your best interest to hire a Bradley County personal injury lawyer without delay.

Is My Bradley County Accident Claim Valid?

If you are the victim of an accident, it is essential that you have evidence to support your claim—primarily evidence to show liability. Without a liable party, there may not be a strong accident claim. Speaking to an experienced Bradley County personal injury lawyer from Dennis and King Law can help you determine whether your claim is valid based on liability, the extent of your injuries, and whether you will miss work due to your injuries. Pain and suffering is also a consideration in an accident claim. Your attorney will carefully calculate your damages based on many factors, then negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer to secure a full and fair settlement on your behalf.

Helpful Resources Following a Bradley County Accident

The following resources can be extremely beneficial if you have been involved in an accident in the Cleveland area, or anywhere in Bradley County.


Tennova Healthcare
2305 Chambliss Avenue NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 559-6000


Cleveland Police Department
100 Church Street NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 476-1121

Fire Department:

Cleveland Fire Department
Station #1
555 South Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 476-6713

Urgent Care:

Tenova Walk-In Clinic
1060 Peerless Crossing 201-A
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 380-6400

AFC Urgent Care
170 Mouse Creek Road NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 458-1426

Bradley Urgent Care
4021 Keith Street NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 476-2464

The Dennis and King Difference

You won’t find other attorneys like us in Bradley County. At Dennis and King, most of our cases settle within four months, possibly making us the fastest in the area without sacrificing value.

As our client, you control your case. We aim to help you make informed legal decisions about your case. To do this, we advise you on all the factors that impact your unique situation and give examples of jury verdicts from similar cases. But in the end, you decide whether to take a settlement or go to trial. If you want to tell your story, we will help you tell it.

Our intake process for new personal injury clients in a nutshell:

  1. One of our legal assistants takes your call and listens to your story. He/she then relates your problem to one of our lawyers, who determines whether you have a case.
  2. If you have a case, we schedule an initial interview within 12 to 24 hours of your call.
  3. The initial interview usually lasts about 60 to 90 minutes. One of our Bradley County lawyers will explain:
  • why it’s crucial to get consistent medical treatment and physical therapy for your injury;
  • why you do not want to use Tennessee medical payment car insurance if you have it;
  • why you do want to use health insurance if you have it;
  • the importance of staying closely in touch with us;
  • how the settlement and settlement memo processes work;and
  • how quickly you can expect to receive payment.
  1. Within 24 hours, we send a notice letter to the involved insurance companies. If they have not started reviewing the claim, we demand that they do so.
  2. We’ll be in touch at least four times in the first two weeks of our relationship. We want to make sure that your claim is going well, and follow up on your medical treatment progress.

Why Choose a Bradley County Personal Injury Lawyer at Dennis and King

Most insurance companies will initially offer you much less than your claim is worth, especially when you are representing yourself. While it’s tempting to accept this first offer so you can begin paying the bills related to your accident, this is almost always a bad decision. If you accept a devalued settlement from an insurance company, only to find out later that your medical bills and lost wages are significantly more than the compensation you received, there is little recourse. Consulting an experienced Bradley County personal injury lawyer from Dennis and King Law can make all the difference in the outcome of your accident claim.

You want a Bradley County personal injury lawyer who has exceptional qualifications and extensive experience and, when you choose Dennis and King Law, that is exactly what you will get. We deliberately have a very focused caseload which allows us to devote the necessary time and resources to each client. When you become a client, we take your unique circumstances into consideration in order to tailor a strategy specific to your claim.

Many smaller law firms simply don’t have the necessary resources to ensure their clients’ cases are comprehensively prepared. At Dennis and King, we have a wealth of tools at our disposal in the form of investigators, expert witnesses, and any other resources that would be necessary in the event that your case goes to court. Our reputation and track record of success gives you an immediate advantage over other law firms, so choosing Dennis and King Law should be the easiest decision you make during this difficult time.

In Bradley County and the surrounding area, the legal team at Dennis and King treats clients like people, not numbers.

  • We accept contingency fees. You won’t pay unless we win your case.
  • We’re connected. About 50 percent of our clients do not have health insurance. To help them, we tap an extensive network of qualified medical providers and make referrals so that they get the best care for their injury. Most clients usually get an appointment within 24-48 hours of their initial interview with us.
  • We’re fact-based. We’ll only refer you to real doctors—no chiropractors under any circumstances. Above all, we want to see your health improve.
  • We work directly with our clients. At some large law firms or personal injury mills, you may never speak to your representing attorney. We want to build trust with our clients and truly understand their situation to best help them. There’s no more effective way to do this than to meet early and often with our clients.

Contact Dennis & King Today

If you are the victim of a car accident or other personal injury in Bradley County, the skilled legal team at Dennis and King can help. Our TN lawyers will treat your case with the knowledge, dedication, and compassion needed to get you the compensation, and peace of mind, you deserve. Attorneys Tricia Dennis and Russell King live by their core values. These values include serving our clients with respect and compassion, always doing the right thing, engaging in open communication, empowering clients through education, and solving our clients’ problems in the best way possible. Call (423) 892-5533 for a free and confidential strategy session about your case.

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Personal injury 

In almost all personal injury claims, insurance companies will offer you significantly less than what you deserve. It’s tempting to accept the first offer, especially if you are in a great deal of pain and unable to return to work. But if you’ve already taken a devalued settlement from the insurance company and your medical bills start to pile up, there’s little legal recourse to ask for more. That’s why it’s crucial to involve a Chattanooga personal injury lawyer before you even file a claim.

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Car Accidents

Chattanooga car accident lawyers Tricia Dennis and Russell King have recovered millions of dollars in Georgia and Tennessee for car and motor vehicle accident victims like you.  If you or a loved one has been injured and need help with your medical bills, then you have come to the right place.   Auto accident victims and their family members in East Tennessee and North Georgia can confidently rely on the experienced auto accident attorneys at Dennis and King. We are the law firm that has compassionately, yet effectively, helped victims and their loved ones navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.

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Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents in the United States are on the rise. Recent statistics show that almost 150,000 people are injured in truck accidents each year, and 6,000 people are killed. The regional area of Georgia and Tennessee is a crossroads and a center for car manufacturing, river traffic, and other industries. Large trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles are constantly on the road. This has a downside as frequent truck accidents occur on I-75, I-24, I-59, Highway 153, U.S. 27, Amnicola Highway, Corridor J, and other roadways. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia or Tennessee truck accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Experienced Chattanooga motorcycle accident lawyers Tricia Dennis and Russell King are avid fans of motorcycles, but they also realize how serious motorcycle accidents can be. With over 75 years of combined experience, Dennis and King Injury Law knows the legal process to achieve fair compensation for motorcycle crash victims. Contact one of our lawyers today to learn more about how to start your motorcycle accident claim.

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ATV Accidents

Under both Tennessee and Georgia law, ATVs are not authorized for use on paved road, but children continue to bring ATVs on to our roads and highways. Georgia and Tennessee laws also prohibit the carrying of passengers on most ATVs, require children below the age of 16 to take approved ATV training courses, and require kids younger than 16 to wear helmets, eye protection, and over-the-ankle boots when operating ATVs. However, these requirements apply only when ATVs are operated on public lands, leaving kids essentially without protection when riding ATVs on private property.

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Bicycle Accidents

The most tragic type of bicycle crash is a bike-car collision. Cyclists are completely defenseless traveling on 30-pound bikes when they’re surrounded by 3,000-pound cars and trucks racing by them. Pedestrians, defective bike parts, recalled bike helmets, and other ineffective bicycle safety equipment can also cause bicycle accidents. Bike accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.

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Boating Accidents

One of three factors usually cause boat accidents: an inexperienced boater, an intoxicated operator, or a boat malfunction. More than a third of both fatal and non-fatal boat accidents are alcohol-related. It is estimated that boat operators with a blood alcohol content of .10 or higher are 10 times more likely to be injured or killed in a boat accident than sober operators.

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Nursing Home Abuse

No one ever expects a family member or friend to be the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. However, abuse and neglect do occur every day and in many ways.

Dennis and King are Chattanooga nursing home abuse attorneys who will fight to recover all that you and your loved one deserve. With our experience in nursing home negligence matters, we thoroughly and carefully assess each individual case. We prepare each case for either settlement or trial in order to obtain compensation for injury, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We help victims and their families hold these facilities accountable.

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Premises Liability

Premises liability is a vital facet of personal injury law, placing responsibility on property owners for maintaining a safe environment. When accidents occur due to negligence or hazardous conditions on someone’s property, victims have the right to seek compensation. This encompasses incidents like slip and falls or inadequate security leading to assaults. Dennis and King excel in handling these complex cases, tirelessly pursuing justice for our clients.

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Free Strategy Session

During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.

There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:

  • First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
  • If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that we do not think we can help you with, then we will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unknowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed light on what you can expect and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.