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People seldom think about hiring a personal injury attorney until they need one. At that point, they are injured and in need of assistance to deal with the expenses and the profound impacts that injuries can cause. If you were hurt in an accident that was the result of someone else’s carelessness, our Chattanooga personal injury lawyers are here to help you seek the money you deserve to compensate for your injury-related losses.

Jay & Brent have been working with injured people in Chattanooga just like you, helping them get back on their feet after an accident that wasn’t their fault for over 20 years. If you’re facing expensive medical bills and property damage because someone else was acting recklessly, you can trust the team at McMahan Law Firm to take care of you. We’ll fight for your rights. Learning more about your legal options is as easy as picking up the phone and giving us a call or contacting us online!

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Getting Help is Simple

Recovering from your injuries is difficult, but we’ll make the process of recovering damages related to your accident as easy as possible for you.

You Deserve to Be Paid

Being injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s careless actions and getting left with the bill isn’t fair. You deserve compensation for your losses. We’ll fight for every penny you’re entitled to.

No Fee Until We Win

You shouldn’t have to worry about costly, upfront legal fees. That’s why you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you – beginning with a free case review.

We’re Here to Help You Through This Difficult Time

We understand how hard it is to recover from a serious injury. You are in pain, you have missed work, you have been faced with unexpected expenses, and your injury has impacted every part of your life. The last thing you need to deal with right now is trying to navigate a legal process on your own. We’re here to help.

Jay & Brent and our team of Chattanooga personal injury lawyers understand how personal injury law works in Tennessee. We also know how hard recovering from injuries can be for our clients and their families. We are ready to fight for your right to compensation so you can seek the money you need to recover and move on with your life.

Hurt Because of Someone Else’s Carelessness?

Getting help from us is easy! We are ready to stand up for you and fight for your right to compensation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

5 Star Reviews

I just wanted to thank you for the all the hard work that the McMahan Law Firm has done for me. I appreciate your patience and determination, and of course your super skills in the courtroom. This has been life changing for me and my family, God bless all of you!! Thanks again and take care.

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Very impressed and thankful for the manner in which you do business… most certainly for the people… from greeting [me] at the door throughout all business handled. Please never fail to keep up the good work. Thanks again.

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Brent was always honest, thoughtful and understanding. We are grateful for the time you spent on us.

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I want to thank each and every one involved in my case. I have no doubt I would not have succeeded on my own. I’m glad I listened to my sister advising me to use an attorney. The McMahan Law Firm is tops. Thanks again.

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I want to thank you again for representing me. The McMahan Law Firm is not only a good law firm; [the staff and lawyers] are good people as well. I would recommend you to a friend or enemy. Thank you again.

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Julie Gee did an outstanding job for me and I greatly appreciate it. I would recommend her and the law firm to anyone. Thanks for everything.

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Jay [is] a very good lawyer, and he was also concerned about my well-being. Janice was always there to answer any questions that we had.

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Your team makes the clients feel like their case is important no matter how small the case may be or how small the benefits may be.

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Guys listen! My Attorneys Jill Crouch and Brent who run the place are the most proficient accident attorneys I've ever witnessed! No lie, I got awarded an amount bigger than a yearly salary from an 18 wheeler accident settlement through them!! (If you know, you know!) I get paid sometime this month! It took less than a year to settle and the ONLY reason it took that long was because the treatment was extensive and needed months to complete. If you're EVER in an accident in the state of Tennessee, MCMAHAN LAW FIRM NEEDS TO BE YOUR FIRST CALL AFTER THE AMBULANCE!!! THIS GROUP OF ATTORNEYS ARE CHANGING, SAVING AND REVIVING LIVES!! TRUE STORY!

5 Star Reviews

I feel that the McMahan Law Firm put me first. I’m very satisfied with the results that I received from them, and I would recommend them to anyone. I thank you very much.


Do I Have a Case?

After suffering an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be wondering if you have a case, or if you are eligible to receive compensation for your losses. At McMahan Law Firm, we will review your case at no cost to you and give you our professional legal advice on how to move forward. You can get your case reviewed online from the comfort of your own home, but if you’d like to know more before you take that first step, take a look at some of the factors of your case we will be looking at:

Any type of accident that is caused by someone else’s negligence, or carelessness, can be the subject of a personal injury claim. Common types of accidents include car accidents, slip & falls, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle or pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, injuries resulting from a defective product, nursing home abuse or neglect, and more.

Some of the most common injuries our clients deal with include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and limb amputations.

The statute of limitations is a deadline in which the state of Tennessee gives you to file a lawsuit for your injury. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is one year after the date the accident occurred.

What Compensation Are You Entitled to After an Accident?

If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you can seek to recover damages related to the injury you suffered, including all necessary medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, the cost of hiring someone to perform household services that the injury prevents you from doing yourself, and more.

If you were partially to blame for the accident that caused your injuries, you can still file a claim under the state’s modified contributory negligence rule, provided you were less than 50 percent responsible. However, the settlement or award will be reduced by the percentage of blame you had in the accident.

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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

A personal injury lawyer can provide you with the guidance and experience needed to navigate the complex legal system. Your attorney can provide a number of other services, including determining all sources of liability and insurance resources, determining a value to your case, filing your paperwork in a timely manner within the proper jurisdiction, negotiating a settlement on your behalf, organizing the evidence and testimony needed to prove your case, litigation, and assistance with collecting your settlement or award.

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What Comes Next?

This can occur via video call without you even having to leave your house or in a friendly, confidential, one-on-one meeting at our office.

We will look at all of the details of your case to determine liable parties and insurance resources. Evidence and witness testimony will begin being compiled.

The value of your case is based upon the expenses and impacts your injury has caused. We will review every detail of your accident, the expenses you’ve incurred, and the impacts of your injury with you to ensure that we determine the maximum amount of compensation you may be eligible to seek

In most cases, your claim must be filed in civil court within one year. When you work with us, we will file your claim for you, making sure everything is accounted for and you have a strong case, so you can focus on recovering.

The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled before they reach the courtroom through negotiation. We will prepare your claim and demand an amount from the insurance company who will then look over our demands and counter with another offer. This will continue until all parties can agree on a fair amount.

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, which is rarely the case, your attorney will prepare your case to be heard in front of a jury. Attorneys Jay, Brent, and Herbert at The McMahan Law Firm are Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. That means we are trial specialists you can trust to help you seek maximum compensation in a courtroom.

If we are able to successfully secure compensation for you, your attorney will assist you by receiving your settlement and distributing it to you at your convenience.

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We are ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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Personal Injury FAQs

The value of the case is based on the unique details of each claim holder’s situation, so there isn’t an “average”. There are, however, many factors that influence a case’s value, including percentage of fault, the amount of insurance the at-fault party has, your age and overall health at the time of the injury, and how patient you are willing to be with settlement negotiations.

Yes. Many cases involve more than one liable party. For each defendant, you must be able to show that someone acted carelessly, their carelessness led to your accident, and that accident was the direct cause of your injury.

No. According to the IRS, personal injury settlements are not considered income and are, therefore, not taxable.

We believe that all of our Chattanooga neighbors deserve access to compassionate legal help when they need it, regardless of financial standing. That’s why our Chattanooga personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, which means you won’t owe us anything unless we win for you.

Yes, there is a time limit for personal injury claims, which is called the statute of limitations. These statutes vary from state to state, but in Tennessee, the limit is one year from the date of your injury. Filing your claim on time puts you in the best position to seek the compensation you deserve, so make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

Yes, there can be some exceptions, but they don’t typically apply in the vast majority of cases. For the most part, filing after the one-year deadline will lead to your case being dismissed. However, if the injured person is under 18 years of age at the time of the accident and subsequently turns 18, they have one year from their 18th birthday to file a claim. Additionally, in some circumstances, the deadline may be extended to two years from the accident if the person responsible for the accident is facing criminal charges.

If the statute of limits has expired, but you think your case may be an exception, contact your Chattanooga, TN, personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options.

Every accident is different, but the responsible party is the one who’s considered liable. Establishing liability, however, can be pretty tricky in some circumstances. Negligence claims, or claims alleging that the person responsible acted irresponsibly and unreasonably caused the accident, are among the most common.

Tennessee utilizes the comparative negligence approach, which means that all parties involved are investigated to determine their portion of responsibility. For example, if it is determined that the other driver is 90% responsible for the accident and you are 10% responsible, you may only be able to get 90% of the compensation you seek for damages. If you are 50% or more responsible, however, you cannot recover any compensation at all.

No, some injury cases operate on strict liability. These are cases when the circumstances of the accident demonstrate who the responsible party is without having to prove negligence and intent. Strict liability occurs when you may suffer an injury by using a defective product or one without a proper warning label. Anyone in a position of authority in the manufacturing process of that product can be potentially held strictly liable. This type of strict liability also applies to dog bites. Tennessee uses the “one-bite rule,” meaning that pet owners are strictly liable for dog bite injuries.

The only scenario in which you may not need a personal injury attorney when filing a claim with an insurance company is if the insurer accepts your claim in its entirety. However, this doesn’t happen very often as insurance companies operate on a business model where they seek to withhold as much compensation as possible from you.

If your claim gets denied or you don’t receive the amount you are seeking, you will want an experienced Chattanooga, TN, personal injury lawyer on your side. Remember that accepting a settlement from an insurer bars you from making another claim or suing the other party if your injuries end up more severe than you initially thought. So, be sure to talk with an attorney before making any decisions.

If You Were Injured, We Can Help.

Simply call us at (423) 265-1100 and we will handle the rest!

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