Accidents happen. The question is what do you do after you or a loved one has been in an accident. Burton McKinnish, PLLC commits to authentically engaging clients to achieve excellent results. We pursue resolution of our personal injury cases with our client’s best interests at heart given the facts and circumstances of each individual case rather than a production-line approach because we know that no two clients are alike. We offer free initial consultations because we believe the most important step in a personal injury or wrongful death case is to honestly evaluate the facts of the case. Once we have assessed your case, we will then decide what is best for your particular case. Not all car wrecks or serious or fatal accidents are the same so neither should their path to resolution be the same.



Car Crashes and Wrecks

Automobile accidents occur every day across the State of Tennessee. Your drive to work or just a quick trip to the market can turn into a life-altering event if your automobile is struck due to the carelessness or fault of another. Even collisions at low speeds can cause serious injuries which could affect your daily activities for years to come. While insurance companies may be quick to speak with you about your accident, they will likely not fully advise you of the damages you are entitled to receive.  If you are injured as a result of another driver, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, the property damage to your automobile, lost wages as a result of time off from work, and pain and suffering. Insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries and your damages. 

Don’t face the insurance company alone, contact the attorneys at Burton McKinnish, PLLC and allow us to fight for the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company is unwilling to settle your case for its full value, our attorneys will not attempt to persuade you to take less than you deserve.  We are competent and experienced trial attorneys and are more than happy to take your case to trial, should you wish to do so. Your case and your injuries are individual and personal to you. Burton McKinnish, PLLC recognizes that each case should be handled individually and while some cases are appropriate for settlement, some are not. If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to the fault of another, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.  In the event that you are unable to come into the office, we are willing to make hospital and rehabilitation center visits at your convenience.

Commercial Truck Accidents

Statistics show that accidents involving semi-trucks and other large trucks are on the rise, with more than 4,300 motorists being killed, and another 50,000 being injured on interstate roads annually. The majority of these accidents occur when traffic slows for construction or accidents on the roadways due to the semi-trucks inability to slow quickly and the driver’s inattention to the change in traffic flow.  A minor delay in a commercial truck driver’s response to slowing traffic can cause severe injuries and unfortunately death in some cases. With three major interstate roadways in our region, accidents involving commercial trucks are a common occurrence in East Tennessee. 

Those injured in truck accidents incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses, property damage to their automobiles, and lost wages from being off work to recuperate from injuries.  Often trucking companies employ entire legal departments whose sole job is to limit recovery for motorists who are injured as a result of these accidents. If you or your family member have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, don’t battle the trucking company and its insurance carrier alone.  Burton McKinnish, PLLC is fully equipped and ready to fight for you so that you can recover for your injuries and monetary losses. Contact us to set a meeting with our attorneys today. We offer free consultations and are willing to meet in a location that is most convenient for you, even if it requires a visit to the hospital or rehabilitation facility.

Motorcycle Accidents

East Tennessee is home to some of the most thrilling and beautiful motorcycle rides in the United States. Thousands of visitors come to our region to experience rides through the Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, and the Smoky Mountain National Park. With this increased traffic, comes the inevitable possibility of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Whether the accidents be caused by another motorcyclist of the driver of an automobile, fatalities and serious injuries occur each year on these beautiful and scenic roadways as a result of negligence of other drivers. Even an accident that would be considered minor could cause severe injuries, such as broken bones, shoulder injuries, or back and neck injuries. These injuries can lead to a substantial amount of medical bills and lost wages. 

If you or a family member have been injured during a ride as a result of the negligence of another driver, please contact Burton McKinnish, PLLC to meet with our attorneys. Insurance companies minimize injuries and recoveries for individuals who are unrepresented. Let us put our experience and aggressive representation to work for you and your family to make sure that your medical bills and other damages are covered.  We offer free consultations and would be happy to sit down to discuss the details of your accident.

Boating Accidents

Tennessee is home to many beautiful, navigable rivers and lakes that attract boaters and fisherman from surrounding areas. For some Tennesseans a fun day at the lake with family can turn tragic as a result of a negligent boater. According to the TWRA, the leading type of boating accident is caused by a collision of vessels. Collisions on the water may be caused by inexperienced boat operators, intoxicated boat operators, or simple inattention. No matter the cause, if you or a family member have been injured as a result of the another boat operator, contact Burton McKinnish, PLLC before you discuss your case with the insurance company.  Much like auto accidents, injured boaters are entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damage, and lost wages if negligence can be shown on the part of another.  Allow us to put our experience to work for you by calling to set up a free consultation with our attorneys.

Wrongful Death

No amount of money can replace your loved one.  However, you may be able to financially impact a responsible party such that they will correct a fatal behavior or product to ensure nothing ever happens to him or her again.  If you have lost someone you care about, we encourage you to speak with a compassionate attorney in our office to see if there are any remedies available to you moving forward. 

Call (865) 774-5515 or email us for East Tennessee Personal Injury representation. We serve the following counties: Blount County, Sevier County, Knox County, Anderson County, Jefferson County, Cocke County, and Grainger County.

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