Our Firm’s Mission
Mr. Hartsoe became a lawyer because he wanted to help people and families who have been harmed by others. Mr. Hartsoe believes in standing up and fighting for families and people who have suffered in ways through no fault of their own. After they have had their lives turned upside down by tragic events, they need good counsel and someone who will fight for them. Mr. Hartsoe cares about his clients as people. Mr. Hartsoe believes in spending time with his clients, oftentimes in their homes, giving him a greater sense of what they are going through and a real sense of their concerns. The Hartsoe Law Firm is committed to providing high quality legal services and effective representation in personal injury lawsuits stemming from car accidents, truck wrecks, defective products, fires and burn injuries, inadequate security against crime, premises liability, eminent domain/condemnation, birth injuries and medical malpractice.
Car accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee. Each driver owes a duty to all others on the road to operate his or her vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. When a driver breaches that duty, causing an accident that injures others, the driver may be held legally liable to those people he or she injured. Sometimes car accidents are due to a mechanical failure, in which case the car or part manufacturer may be liable for your injuries. Even a seemingly minor accident can be expensive, with repair bills, medical bills, and lost wages adding up to a significant sum. As a Knoxville car accident lawyer, we represent victims in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee.
In contrast to car accidents, which can range from very minor to very serious, motorcycle accidents are often deadly. Because a motorcycle and its rider are so exposed, accidents involving motorcycles are often tragic. If you were injured, or a loved one died, in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled by law to recover compensation for your injuries and loss. Despite their smaller size, motorcycles are entitled to the same rights on the road as cars and trucks, and are subject to the same responsibilities. Even if you were partially at fault (up to half) for your motorcycle accident, you may still be able to recover.
Commercial truck drivers owe the highest duty of care to others on Tennessee roads and highways. Often these specially trained drivers spend long hours behind the wheel, trying to cover as much ground as possible each day. Unfortunately, that means that they are susceptible to distraction or drowsiness. Accidents involving trailers, big rigs, or other types of commercial trucks can be serious, often involving several cars and resulting in a probing investigation. Legally, truck accidents can be complex cases in part because of the interaction between federal and state laws that govern the trucking industry. Thus it is important to hire an attorney experienced in handling truck accident cases.
The Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. represents Knoxville and Tennessee victims who have been injured in car accident, slip & fall and other accident cases, as well as nursing home and medical malpractice cases. The Hartsoe Law Firm also represents families who have lost relatives in wrongful death actions. Founding partner, Mark C. Hartsoe, has practiced law for over 25 years and has litigated in both state and federal courts. Mr. Hartsoe graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville in 1985. Prior to founding the Hartsoe Law Firm, Mr. Hartsoe was a Senior Partner at a large Tennessee law firm for 10 years.
The Hartsoe Law Firm: Results-Oriented Advocates
Mr. Hartsoe has been recognized on numerous occasions for his excellent services to clients who have been injured:
The American Trial Lawyers Association lists Mr. Hartsoe as one of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys. He is a longtime member of the Board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers (Tennessee Association for Justice), and ever since 2006, he has been recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer. This distinction is limited to the top 5 percent of lawyers in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Mr. Hartsoe is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which limits membership to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of $1 million dollars or more.
In addition, in 2008, Mr. Hartsoe was certified as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. This distinction requires recommendation by the organization’s advisory board, as well as an evaluation of effectiveness and accomplishment in the practice and discipline of litigation in trial and appellate courts, excellence in the art of advocacy, and the highest ethical standards and integrity.
Mr. Hartsoe is also a member of the Verdict Club, which is an elite society of litigators established to recognize and promote those who achieve significant settlements and verdicts.
Committed to Responsive, Results-Oriented Representation
At the Hartsoe Law Firm, we are committed to taking a proactive and aggressive approach to litigation. Through exhaustive case preparation and prosecution of claims, we seek to maximize our client’s recovery to ensure they obtain a fair recovery for personal injury or wrongful death. Through dedication, hard work and exceptional legal skills, we will help our clients obtain the results they deserve. Call us at (865) 524-5657 or contact us online for a free consultation.
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Fatalities Caused by Drunk Driving Accidents
- What to Do and Not to Do
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Elderly-Related Car Accidents
- Chain Reaction
- Crosswalk Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Aggressive Driving Accidents
- Teen Driver Accidents
- Texting and Driving Accidents
- Side Impact Car Accidents
- Road Hazards
- Common Car Accident Injuries
- Mechanical Malfunctions
- Highway/Road Defects
- Failure to Yield Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Inadequate Security From Crime
- Dog Bites
- Injuries to Children
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Fire and Burn Injuries
- Boating Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Recreational Vehicle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Food-borne Illnesses
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Eminent Domain / Condemnation
- Family Law and Divorce
- Criminal Law