It's not about a case | it's about your case
We understand this sentiment. Our Nashville law firm was built on the belief that as attorneys, we fight for a cause – your cause. That is what guides and motivates us…whether your case is the result of an Auto Accident, Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, a Violation of Civil or Constitutional Rights, a Defective Products claim, the negligence of others, or another legal matter that requires solid courtroom experience. If we take your case, we will not quit until we reach the best possible verdict or settlement for you.
Should I hire a Lawyer Who Advertises on TV?
In an important recent case involving a patient suing a medical device company for defective mesh used in pelvic surgery, the plaintiff (patient) filed a motion (in limine) before the trial to exclude any evidence that the injured plaintiff “saw a television commercial regarding transvaginal mesh litigation before filing suit.” The court denied the motion and held that the fact that “Ms. Lewis was prompted by a television commercial to file suit” was “probative of her credibility regarding her injuries” and denied the plaintiffs’ motion with respect to this statement. In other words the choice to hire a TV lawyer was a fact the jury could consider.
Generally speaking, television advertisements are a bad way to find an attorney. Most advertisements are paid for by referral agencies, that collect large numbers of calls and then divide them up between member attorneys. Even when the advertisements are paid for by a law firm, often many of the cases are referred out to other firms who share the enormous cost of advertising. Most of the time, the attorney with the big advertising campaign will not have an office near you. Unless your case is worth a lot of money, you may well find that you are quickly referred to a different firm or that you can’t get much attention for your case.
There is something very important to remember, when it comes to hiring a personal injury attorney — the best personal injury attorneys often do little or no advertising. They get their cases through “referrals” from other attorneys, due to their reputations for doing good work and getting good results.
In re Ethicon, Pelvic Master File Repair Sys. Prods. Mdl No. 2327 Liab. Litig. Relates v. Ethicon, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14088 (D. W. Va., Feb. 5, 2014).
We will fight for you
We deal exclusively with clients whose lives have been seriously affected by the negligence of others. The victim of medical malpractice, automobile accident, truck accident, wrongful death, prisoner abuse, food poisoning, product defect or product liability, as well as other injury related accidents, is our focus. We do everything legally and ethically possible for our cleints to win and make sure a full and complete compensation for the client’s injuries are obtained, including recovery for medical bills, lost wages and future income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
The resources to hold the powerful accountable
We are a trial litigation firm that represents only plaintiffs. In addition to our attorneys, we are staffed with top-notch paralegals and retain registered nurses, physician experts, scientific analysts, investigators and litigation support specialists. We have the ability to advance the costs in our clients’ cases and, unlike many personal injury firms, we have never charged our clients interest on case expenses and do not use litigation finance companies. This can make a very big difference in the bottom line recovery for the client.
Dedicated Trial Lawyers & Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
The Law Offices of David Randolph & Associates serve injured people involved in various types of accidents and injuries throughout Tennessee and nationally. We are known as top personal injury attorneys, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile tractor-trailer collision, and car accident lawyers in Nashville and Tennessee. We have years of experience litigating accident and injury cases. We are selective in cases we handle, allowing us to personally devote the necessary time to build a solid case. We prepare to litigate each case to verdict in order to obtain the maximum amount of damages recoverable. Our firm has a reputation for excellence. and provide aggressive representation against major insurance companies, irresponsible parties, hospitals and doctors, and defense firms.
Remarkable recoveries in personal injury lawsuits
At David Randolph Smith & Associates, we have obtained judgments and settlements in excess of $200 million dollars in personal injury lawsuits. Representative Settlements & Verdicts (link)
The firm is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Registry of Pre-Eminent Law Firms and was recently recognized in 2010 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings as a “Tier 1″ Personal Injury Litigation Firm. We have been voted “Best Lawyers in America”; “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee”; “Mid-South Super Lawyers”; and “Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee (Super Lawyers List) and “Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Tennessee”. Nashville Post magazine listed David Randolph Smith in the 101 Top Lawyers in Nashville list in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
No Legal Fees Unless We Recover & No Finance Charges
If we accept your case, there is NO charge and no legal fees until we recover on your case. We work on a contingency basis, regardless of the client’s ability to pay. If we do not recover any money for you, you owe us no legal fees. Unlike most Plaintiff personal injury law firms, we do not use litigation funding comapnies to finance cases and do not charge our clients interest on funds advanced to finance the cases. This can make a very big difference in the bottom line recovery for the client.
It's not about doing a job - it's about being exceptional
When you turn on the TV or browse lawyer websites, you will see dozens of Nashville personal injury lawyers wanting to handle your case. The message is familiar – the attorneys will work hard and will aggressively pursue your case with “no fee unless we get money for you”. It’s difficult to evaluate a law firm based on a commercial or even a website. There are approximately 16,000 attorneys practicing law in Tennessee, so how do you pick the right one?
While many of these attorneys and law firms may be good, there are only 15 attorneys in the entire state that are board-certified medical malpractice specialists. Very few law firms regularly try jury cases, and many “prominent” Nashville personal injury lawyers and law firms do not write their own briefs and “farm out” legal research and appeals. Even fewer firms have won landmark decisions or taught personal injury law (torts) as a law professor. We are fortunate to have been recognized by our peers on “best lawyers” surveys and lists and have engaged in tireless efforts to support positive changes in the law with numerous important landmark tort cases won in the Tennessee and Kentucky Supreme Courts. That’s who we are.