Helping You Take the Best Legal Course for Compensation
When you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury during an accident, it can place an extremely large financial and emotional burden on you. If the accident that caused the injury was due to the negligence or carelessness of another party, you may have cause to pursue legal action through a personal injury claim.
Our Newport personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm have been fighting for the rights and best interests of clients for more than a half-century, and will help you and your family take the best course of action towards the full and fair compensation you are entitled to.
You may be entitled to collect damages for:
- Loss of past and future earnings
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium or intimate relations
A Brief Overview of the Newport Area
Newport, Tennessee sits along the banks of the French Broad River, which became a State Scenic River in 1968. First established in 1797, Newport’s original location was along the shores of the nearby Pigeon River. Residents called it Clifton at that time, due to the craggy cliffs towering over the river. With the advent of the railroad and the construction of a depot on the French Broad, the town’s center shifted, giving rise to the name of “New Port,” and the town became the seat of picturesque Cocke County. Newport claimed 7,242 citizens during the 2000 Census.
Newport owns a colorful past, when economic hardships were such that some of its citizens sold moonshine in the first part of the last century, and others raised marijuana in the second part. Today, this is a peaceful, quaint town, with solid industries offering a good economic base. With beautiful surroundings, a strong tourist industry, and a low cost of living, Newport residents enjoy an enviable quality of life.
Newport and Cocke County are some of the most beautiful places in East Tennessee. It offers mountain scenery, rivers and stunning views. Unfortunately, Newport and Cocke County also has it challenges for drivers. Due to the mountainous nature of Newport and Cocke County, it contains a number of windy and mountain roads with sharp turns. Whether it’s I-40, Highway 25/70, 25E or the Newport Highway, the roads in Newport and Cocke County can be challenging.
As a result of the challenging roadways in Newport and Cocke County, this leads to a number of car accidents. It is important to have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side that is familiar with Newport and Cocke County on your side if you are involved in an accident in Newport or Cocke County.
The Terry Law Firm has been practicing law in East Tennessee and handing cases in Newport and Cocke County for over 50 years. There are several primary types of automobile accidents that occur in Newport and Cocke County:
- Interstate accidents – I-40 which comes through the gorge near Hartford is frequent location for tractor-trailer accidents. The infamous bluff curve (a sharp curve on I-40) causes frequent car and truck wrecks.
- Some of the sharp turns on I-40 coming out of North Carolina into Cocke County lead to tractor-trailer accidents in Cocke County.
- Tractor-trailer accidents on the Interstate usually occur as a result of tractor-trailers driving in the left lane (which is restricted) or traveling too fast on the Interstate for the sharp curves that exist on the I-40 near Newport
The personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm are experienced in handling truck wreck cases in and around Newport and Cocke County. In fact, the lawyers at The Terry Law Firm handle tractor-trailer accidents all over the Southeast United States. If you choose The Terry Law Firm as your car wreck lawyer or truck wreck lawyer, we work on a contingency basis, so there is no fee until we recover for you.
Schedule a free initial consultation with our Newport personal injury lawyers by calling (423) 586-5800 today!