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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS MARION COUNTY, TN

Marion County Personal Injury Attorneys

Located in Chattanooga, Dennis & King has 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 Marion County, you deserve fair compensation from the responsible party. When you work with a Marion County personal injury lawyer at Dennis and King we will help you get just that.

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 Marion 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 Marion County Injury Claim Near Chattanooga

Paula Mills works as an executive at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate building on Cameron Circle. One Friday afternoon, Paula leaves work early to meet her seven-year-old daughter and her classmates for a field trip at the Tennessee Aquarium. As Paula makes the five-minute drive, another driver in a large SUV changes lanes on TN-58 North without looking. The driver slams into Paula, spinning her car around and causing her to crash into two other vehicles. Paula is taken to the nearest hospital with internal bleeding, a crushed leg, and a head injury.

Since Paula is a single parent and the sole financial provider to her three children, her inability to return to work as a result of her injuries is a serious matter. Not only must Paula work to heal from her injuries while still maintaining a household and taking care of her children, she must also determine how to exist financially until she can return to work. Paula contacts Dennis and King Law to discuss her options. When her first meeting is over, Paula feels hopeful about her future for the first time since her accident.

Marion 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.

Our Marion County personal injury attorneys handle all types of personal injury cases, but the most common include:

  • Car accidents, while extremely common, can be very traumatic when you are personally involved—especially when you have been hit by another negligent driver. One moment you are going about your day, the next you are being transported to the hospital in an ambulance. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may not be able to return to work for a while—weeks, months, or even years, if your injuries are catastrophic. Having a strong advocate in your corner can make all the difference in the outcome of your car accident.
  • Motorcycle Accidents can be particularly complex because of the level of injuries suffered by the motorcyclist as well as the fact that, when motorcycle accidents go to trial, the plaintiff’s attorney must address and overcome the stereotypes many people associate with motorcyclists—that they are reckless and “hard-living.” You must have an experienced Marion County personal injury lawyer from Dennis and King Law by your side from start to finish, following your motorcycle accident.
  • Truck Accidents are among the most complex personal injury accidents for two reasons—the injuries sustained by those in the smaller vehicle are likely to be severe or fatal, and there can be more than one responsible party. Liability could rest with the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the maintenance company, the manufacturer of the truck or defective truck part, or a combination of these.
  • Boating Accidents – Most boating accidents occur in the warmer months and are commonly caused by distracted or reckless boat operators, impaired boat operators, reckless passenger behavior, operator inexperience, and equipment failure. A boating accident can cause severe injuries to those on the boat, and it can be more difficult to seek a settlement from the at-fault party without an experienced Marion County personal injury lawyer on your side.
  • Premises Liability accidents occur on another’s property when there is a known danger or safety hazard that the owner has failed to address. Such things as swimming pool accidents, dog bites, elevator accidents, accidents due to inadequate maintenance or negligent security, or accidents caused by other defective conditions may be due to the owner’s negligence. Victims may sue the at-fault party’s insurance for damages.
  • Slip and Fall Injuries – The National Floor Safety Institute found that slip and fall injuries account for more than one million annual visits to the emergency room and make up about 12% of total falls across the United States. A slip and fall injury can be minor or can be much more serious, even life-altering.
  • Brain Injuries – According to tn.gov, in the state of Tennessee in 2022, about 60% of all traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients were male adults over the age of 54. Brain injuries can have a long-lasting impact on the victim’s ability to return to his or her normal life and can also result in a lifetime of medical/rehabilitative expenses.
  • Bicycle Accidents – A single moment of driver distraction or a driver who fails to respect a bicyclist’s right to share the road can have devastating consequences. An experienced Marion County personal injury lawyer from Dennis and King Law can assist a bicyclist with severe injuries in fighting for his or her future.
  • Nursing Home Abuse – While emotional abuse (verbal or psychological) is the most common type of nursing home abuse, with more than a third of nursing home staff members admitting to emotionally abusing residents, physical abuse also occurs. Any level or type of abuse committed on a frail elderly person is unacceptable and devastating to both the victim and his or her loved ones.
  • Burn Injuries can be the result of electrical, chemical, radiation, or thermal/contact burns. Burns are categorized by degree. A first-degree burn will usually heal on its own within a week or so because only the top layer of skin is involved. Second-degree burns involve the top layer of skin (epidermis) and some of the next layer (dermis). The burns appear red and blistered and are swollen and painful. Third-degree burns destroy the epidermis and dermis and can also damage bones, muscles, and tendons. The outcome of burn injuries will depend on the age of the victim, the surface level involved, and the degree of burn severity.
  • Wrongful Death claims are limited to surviving spouses, children, parents, and the personal representative of the estate in Tennessee and surviving spouses, children, and parents in Georgia. In most cases, loved ones are entitled to medical expenses related to the accident, funeral and burial expenses, lost future economic support, and loss of such things as guidance, care, consortium, and even loss of inheritance in some instances.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage is extremely good to have in the event that you are hit by a negligent driver who has no insurance—or whose insurance limits will not begin to cover the extent of your injuries and other losses. While the state of Mississippi has the highest number of uninsured drivers, Tennessee is not far behind with almost 25% of its drivers having no auto insurance. Therefore, in Tennessee, your chances are relatively high that the at-fault driver who hits you will have no insurance.

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 Marion County personal injury lawyer without delay.

How Do I Know Whether My Marion County Injury Claim Is Valid?

Following an accident that has left you with damages, you may wonder whether you have a valid injury claim. The only way to definitively know the answer to this question is to speak to a knowledgeable Marion County personal injury lawyer from Dennis and King Law. Your attorney will comprehensively assess the facts surrounding your accident, as well as the evidence that exists, in order to determine whether the other person was at fault and, therefore, liable for your injuries. Your damages will be calculated, including medical expenses, lost wages, future lost income, and pain and suffering. In rare cases, if the at-fault party’s actions were particularly egregious, malicious, or deliberate, you could also be entitled to punitive damages. If you are unclear whether your injury claim is strong, contact Dennis and King Law today.

Local Resources for Marion County and Chattanooga Accident Victims

If you have been involved in an accident in Marion County near Jasper, Tennessee, the following resources could be helpful.

Hospital:

Parkridge West Hospital
1000 TN-28
Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 837-9500

Police Department:

Jasper Police Department
4460 Main Street
Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 942-3805

Fire Department:

Jasper Fire Department
700 Phillips Avenue
Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 942-3805

Urgent Care:

Fast Pace Health Urgent Care
4300 Main Street
Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 651-1696

The Dennis and King Difference

You won’t find other attorneys like us in Marion 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 Marion 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 Dennis and King

Choosing the best Marion County personal injury lawyer for you can make all the difference in securing a full settlement that covers all of your damages, as you cope with mounting medical bills and lost wages following an accident. Whether you were involved in an auto accident, a boating accident, a premises liability accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, your choice of attorney has long-term implications. While it can seem like a difficult choice when you are injured, perhaps unable to work, and facing an uncertain future, we believe once you meet with attorneys Tricia Dennis and Russell King, your choice will be crystal clear.

At Dennis and King Law, our qualifications and experience translate into the most positive outcome possible for each and every client. You will always work directly with your Marion County personal injury lawyer and will never be handed off to a paralegal. Because we strive to always provide exceptionally personalized client care, our caseload is deliberately very focused. We work hard to tailor a strategy that is specific to you, your accident, and your unique circumstances. While we are a smaller law firm, we have access to the resources of a larger firm. We have a wide network of medical professionals who will ensure you receive the treatments you need, as well as expert witnesses who can definitively prove liability, giving your case the very best chance possible. When necessary, we have investigators who can uncover all pertinent evidence in your case, and our attorneys are always fully prepared to take a case to court if the need arises.

In Marion 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 Marion 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. Our lawyers, Tricia Dennis and Russell King have a combined 75 years of experience with personal injury claims, along with necessary connections to doctors and medical experts—resources that can ensure a positive outcome in your case. While larger law firms may spend millions on billboard and television advertising, they simply can’t offer the personal attention you will receive when you choose Dennis and King Law. 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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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.