Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer
Fayetteville, Tennessee was founded in 1809 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and owes its namesake to Fayetteville, North Carolina where many of the city’s earliest residents immigrated from. In 1815 the county courthouse, which now sits upon the city square, was completed and was used as Union headquarters during the Civil War.
In 1874, Fayetteville replaced the county courthouse with what is now its current structure. Notable frontiersman and statesman David Crockett lived in Lincoln County in the vicinity of Mulberry from 1809 to 1810. Additionally, it has been recorded that the Tennessee Militia encamped in Fayetteville in 1813 before fighting the Creeks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. General Andrew Jackson commanded both Davy Crockett and Fayetteville physician Charles McKinney during the Creek military campaign.
It has been claimed that Fayetteville is possibly the second county seat in the United States to be laid out by a legal mandate with a courthouse square in its center. The records indicate that in 1810 a pin was driven marking the spot of the town square’s northeast corner. In 1815, a brick courthouse replaced a temporary log one that stood on the corner of the public square. Fayetteville consists of 7.3 square miles of land area.
Today Fayetteville has a population size of 6,994 and supplies a pastoral setting that is close in proximity to the Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, in addition to other technological and aerospace firms in the Tennessee valley.
The Law Office of John R. Colvin was established on January 1, 2001, in Winchester, Tennessee to give legal assistance to the injured and disabled in the Tennessee Valley. We handle personal injury and Social Security Disability claims in Fayetteville, Tennessee on a contingency fee basis, which means my office does not charge a fee unless you recover benefits.
Fighting for Monetary Compensation for Accident Victims
Should you suffer a catastrophic injury or lose a loved one to wrongful death, we can help you recover fair compensation from an insurance company or from the negligent party responsible for your losses. Economic and non-economic damages that personal injury victims may be entitled to in Tennessee include:
- Bills for medical care
- Expenses related to hospitalization
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning ability
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages (when the defendant is particularly reckless or negligent)
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Tennessee is one year, so it’s important to act quickly. If you engage the services of legal counsel, you will be assured that you have a dedicated advocate on your side, fighting for maximum compensation for your losses so you don’t face a financial burden while you recover.
Car Accidents in Fayetteville
The Law Office of John R. Colvin has the legal experience needed to handle serious personal injury claims, including car accidents, in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Below are some 2020 accident statistics for Lincoln County:
- There were 744 motor vehicle accidents.
- 169 people were injured in these accidents.
- Five people lost their lives.
From 1975 to 2019, there have been 49 fatalities due to car accidents in Fayetteville, 15 of which involved drunk drivers.
I have successfully handled numerous car accident legal matters arising from drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and others who were simply negligent. I handle all personal injury and car wreck cases on a contingency fee basis, which means my office does not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries and needs legal representation in Fayetteville, Tennessee, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of John R. Colvin for an initial consultation that is both free and confidential. I will guide you through the legal process of filing a claim and holding the at-fault driver or drivers accountable. I give every case my full personal attention to increase the chances of a successful outcome.
Other Personal Injury Cases We Handle
My office provides effective representation in a wide variety of personal injury matters, including but not limited to:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective product injuries (product liability)
- Slip and fall (premises liability)
- Wrongful death claims
If you have been injured by another party’s negligent actions and insurance adjusters are offering you less than the full value of your claim, call me today for legal advice and representation.
Social Security Disability Claims
I can help you if you have been denied adult disability or your child has been denied child disability. I understand how much you may be depending on these benefits, and can represent you during hearings at the ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) office in Chattanooga at 1232 Premier Drive, Suite 200, Chattanooga, Tennessee as well as in Federal District Court. Although many claims are initially denied, having an experienced attorney in your corner increases your chances of a successful claim.
How to Reach Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Licensed to Practice in Tennessee & Alabama
Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking steps to protect the well-being of our staff while retaining the quality of service to our personal injury clients. During this temporary transition to working remotely, we plan to answer every phone call and email we receive, as well as promptly respond to any that we may miss. Please take advantage of our contact form and online chat features, and know that we will be doing our best to meet your need for legal services during this unprecedented and difficult time.