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. 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?
Generally, 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. 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. Most television ads for attorneys are designed to generate calls for referrals or handling cases on a volume basis.
If you are rich you can hire a big law firm on a retainer. But what if you are a regular person without a lot of money who has never had the need to hire a lawyer? How do you go about finding a lawyer who is really going to stand up for you against corporations and insurance companies? How do you find a lawyer who really has talent? There are some cases that only should be handled by a trial lawyer. In truth, trial lawyers are few and far between no matter what the TV ads for lawyers say. Investigate. Find out the lawyer’s track record. Do they even go to court? Do they actually try cases? Or do they just run ads and refer your case to another lawyer? Don’t be afraid to ask these questions. You have a right to find a real trial lawyer who will fight for you.
Jordan v. Baptist Three Rivers Hospital, 984 S.W.2d 593 (Tenn. 1999)(opinion)
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We will fight for you
We don’t just claim to get good results for our clients, we actually do it.
Here are results that show the type of representation provided by our experienced and respected legal team:
$193 Million Qui Tam Suit
$80 Million in Crematory Cases
$39.5 Million in Crematory Litigation
$11 Million for medical malpractice wrongful death
The resources to hold the powerful accountable
We are staffed with top-notch paralegals and retain registered nurses, physician experts, scientific analysts, investigators and litigation support specialists. We 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
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 prepare to litigate each case to verdict in order to obtain the maximum amount of damages recoverable.
Remarkable recoveries in personal injury lawsuits
At David Randolph Smith & Associates, we have obtained judgments and settlements in excess of $500 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 has consistently been recognized in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings as a “Tier 1″ Personal Injury Litigation Firm. We have been voted “Super Lawyers (2007-2014)”, “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”.
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.
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.