Results

Listed below are a few examples of cases handled by Mark C. Hartsoe in which clients received positive results. In many of the cases, a confidential settlement was reached which prohibits disclosure of the amount of the settlement.

Car Accidents, Tractor Trailer Truck Wrecks and Motorcycle Crashes:

  • (Maryville, Blount County)- Elderly man severely injured on at intersection of Old Niles Ferry Road and Fairview drive by car that failed to yield the right-of-way and turned right in front of him. Case settled for insurance policy limits
  • (Clarksville, Montgomery County)-Soldier stationed at Fort Campbell, KY severely injured by vehicle pulling in front of motorcycle (failure to yield right-of-way). Client transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center for trauma care. Case settled for insurance policy limits.
  • (Townsend, Blount County)-Family of four rear-ended by large truck at intersection of East Lamar Alexander Parkway and Wears Valley Road. Case settled.
  • ( Oak Ridge, Anderson County)- Drunk driver rear ends client and severely injures him. Client required neck surgery. Case resolved for insurance policy limits.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Client rear-ended at intersection of West Broadway and Magnolia Avenue and knocked into vehicle in front of her. Case settled.
  • (Alcoa, Blount County)- Client suffers back injury from rear-end collision on Alcoa Highway. Case resolved.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Client rear-ended at intersection of Sevierville Road and Cherokee St and suffers back injury. Case settled.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Client and daughter suffer significant injuries caused by distracted driver at intersection of West Lamar Alexander Parkway and Robert C. Jackson Drive. Distracted driver falls to yield right-of-way and pulls in front of client traveling at 50 mph. Case settled.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Client suffers sever injuries from horrific head-on crash on East Broadway caused by impaired driver. Case settled for insurance policy limits.
  • (Richmond, Kentucky)-Client severely injured while driving motorcycle on bypass near East Kentucky University. Business vehicle pulled in front of client (failure to yield right-of-way) causing client to fly over vehicle. Multiple surgeries. Case settled after two Lexington, Kentucky mediations.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Client seriously injured when rear-ended by elderly driver on Montvale Road/Farris Road intersection. Case settled.
  • (Alcoa, Blount County)-Client injured when drunk driver strikes her car in restaurant parking lot. Case settled.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Client severely injured when rear ended by dump truck on I-40 during road construction project. Client required multiple surgeries. Case resolved at mediation.
  • (Alcoa, Blount County)-Client rear-ended on Alcoa Highway near intersection with Hall Road and sustains serious back injury. Case settled.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Client severely injured while driving motorcycle on Kingston Pike in Farragut when car fails to yield the right-of-way and pulls in front of him. Extensive orthopedic surgery required. Case settled.
  • (Jefferson City, Jefferson County)-Client injured in collision with tractor trailer that failed to yield the right-of-way on Hwy 25W. Case settled.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Client on motorcycle severely injured on US 411 when car fails to yield the right-of-way and pulls in front of him. Case resolved.
  • (Sevierville, Sevier County)-Client sustains serious back injury after being rear-ended on Boyd’s Creek near intersection with Valley View Circle. Case settled for insurance policy limits.
  • (Sevierville, Sevier County)-Client injures back and neck after being rear-ended. Case settled.
  • (Maryville-Blount County)-Distracted driver causes serious wreck at intersection of East Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) resulting in severe injury to client requiring orthopedic surgery. Case settled for insurance policy limits.
  • (Morristown, Hamblen County)-Client injured in head-on wreck on Thompson Creek Road near E. Morris Blvd and suffers back injury. Case settled.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Clients injured after being rear-ended by a distracted driver at intersection of Morganton Road and Mercer Drive. Cases resolved.
  • (Alcoa, Blount County)-Client rear-ended on State Hwy 33 (Old Knoxville Hwy) and sustains neck and back injury. Case settled.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Client rear-ended on Merchants Drive by reckless driver speeding in school zone while school zone lights flashing. Case settled.
  • (Maryville, Blount County)-Elderly client’s vehicle tee-boned on Mall Drive and sustains injury to hand requiring surgery. Case settled
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Clients injured when elderly driver fails to yield the right-of –way and pulls out in front of them on Kingston Pike-one client required surgery. Cases settled.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Client sustains back injury when rear-ended on Pellissippi Parkway on ramp. Case resolved.
  • (Kingsport, Sullivan County)- Client injured in rear end collision by drunk driver. Punitive damages sought. Case resolved.
  • (Crossville, Cumberland County). Motorcyclist severely injured by car that failed to yield the right of way. Multiple ER visits and surgery required. Case settled.
  • (Clinton Anderson County) Motorcyclist badly injured by car pulling out in front of motorcycle (failing to yield the right of way) with biker thrown through air. Serious injury to motorcyclist. Case settled.
  • (Alcoa, Blount County) Rear end collision results in very serious neck injury to client that will require future cervical discectomy. Case resolved.
  • (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Sevier County) moped struck by car with teenager sustaining injuries. Case resolved.
  • (Morristown, Hamblen County). Nurse rear driving compact car rear ended by Tractor trailer and knocked 64 feet forward and suffers chronic back injury requiring life time treatment. Confidential settlement.
  • (Maryville, Blount County). Client rear ended at red light on Foothills Mall Drive and suffers serious whiplash injury. Case resolved when treatment completed.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County) Passenger in vehicle severely injured in head-on collision on Chapman Highway. Severe injuries with orthopedic surgery required. Case resolved.
  • (Oak Ridge, Anderson County). Young single mother injured in rear end car wreck. Case resolved.
  • (Maryville, Blount County) Client injured and truck totaled following wreck on West Lamar Alexander Parkway (several blocks from our office). Case resolved for undisclosed amount.
  • (Maryville, Blount County) Client struck head on while traveling on East Broadway by teenager allegedly on drugs. Surgery required with serious injuries. Case settled.
  • (Maryville, Blount County). Head-on collision on Sevierville Road severely injures client requiring surgery and long recuperation period. Case resolved.
  • (Maryville, Blount County). Client injured in parking lot aggravating earlier neck injury; likely further surgery required. Case resolved.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County). Client rear ended by speeding car at Kingston Pike and Downtown West Blvd. Serious back injury requiring extensive treatment and physical therapy. Case resolved.
  • (Maryville, Blount County). Client rear ended at intersection of West Broadway and West Lamar Alexander Parkway. Significant damage to pickup truck with serious whiplash injury requiring extensive treatment.
  • (Maryville, Blount County). Client injured when struck in parking lot. Hospitalizations and future surgery likely required. Confidential settlement.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County). Client’s Cadillac totaled by speeding vehicle on Kingston Pike. Client suffers back injury making physically demanding job difficult. After months of treatment, case was settled.
  • Lexington, Henderson County (in West Tennessee). Client badly injured by elderly driver who failed to yield the right of way. Client’s extensive injuries require multiple surgeries. Case resolved at mediation following party deposition.
  • (Maryville, Blount County). Client’s truck badly damaged in rear end collision on Foothills Mall Drive in rear end collision. Chronic back pain with treatment and physical therapy for several months. Case resolved.
  • (Pigeon Forge, Sevier County). Clients injured by car pulling in front of his truck. Truck totaled and client requires knee surgery from wreck. Case settled.
  • (Alcoa, Blount County). Client rear ended on Alcoa Highway. Car totaled with client sustaining chronic back injury. Case resolved when treatment completed.
  • (Williamsburg, KY) Tractor Trailer driver suffers traumatic brain injury from collision with another semi truck. Case settled for $875,000 at mediation
  • (Loudon County, TN) Truck driver suffers back injury after being rear ended by another tractor trailer driver who left the scene of the accident. Client has surgery for herniated disc and was unable to work for several years due to ongoing back problems. Confidential settlement.
  • (Virginia)Client run off road by RV that leaves the scene of the accident and suffers compression fractures of back. Confidential settlement.
  • (Anderson County) Verdict for Client in contested trial. Case settled after appeal for confidential amount.
  • (Tazewell, Claiborne County) Case settled after party depositions. Client sustained aggravation of preexisting injuries to knee and back following rear end collision.
  • (Knox County) Defendant failed to yield the right of way and slammed into client’s car, totaling vehicle and causing neck and back injury. Settled after party depositions for undisclosed sum.
  • (Blount County) Elderly nurse rear ended in violent collision that totaled her Cadillac and caused her to suffer a heart attack. Case settled after party depositions for confidential amount.
  • (Knox County) Client was stopped for a school bus when she was rear ended by Defendant who was strung out on drugs and driving on a DUI revoked license. Confidential settlement.
  • (Knox County)Two brothers tee-boned at intersection. One suffered torn rotator cuff and injured knee with multiple surgeries required. Younger brother suffers concussion. Confidential settlement.
  • (Knox County)Client injured by car merging onto highway. Confidential settlement.
  • (Anderson County) Client injured on motorcycle when struck by dump truck resulting in finger amputation. Confidential settlement.
  • (Knox County) Two co-workers injured when stopped for left turn and struck by distracted teen aged driver. Clients sustained multiple injuries. Confidential settlement.
  • (Knox County) Virginia clients stuck by Defendant who was driving on a revoked license. Case settled after depositions.
  • (Campbell County) Tractor trailer clips plaintiff’s car in snow storm and runs her off the road. Case removed to Federal Court by defendant. Case settled for confidential amount.
  • (Greene County) Motorcycle rider hit by drunk driver who hits and runs. Punitive damages sought for Defendant’s reckless conduct. Videotaped deposition of Defendant demonstrated that Defendant drove home on the rims of wheels and was so drunk that she didn’t see the part of the motorcycle sticking out of car when she got home. Photographs taken by Green County Sheriff’s department demonstrate how intoxicated Defendant was. Case settled at mediation for confidential amount.
  • (Hamblen County)Off duty police officer struck and injured by Defendant who failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. Knee surgery required. Confidential settlement.
  • (Blount County) Elderly lady struck by vehicle crossing Alcoa Highway resulting in serious debilitating injuries. Confidential settlement.
  • (Sevier County) Family in minivan struck by large truck pulling camper. Father suffers back injury. Confidential settlement.
  • (Hamblen County) Client rear ended by inattentive driver. Confidential settlement.
  • (Shelby County) Michigan family of four injured on Interstate in Memphis during rush hour traffic. Confidential settlement with two insurance companies.
  • (Blount County)Passenger in station wagon tee-boned on Lamar Alexander Parkway and suffers orthopedic injuries. Confidential settlement.
  • Client was run off the road by an RV resulting in a broken back (confidential settlement).
  • Retired university nursing professor rear ended and suffers heart attack following wreck (confidential settlement).
  • Head on collision with drunk driver severely injures client (confidential settlement) (McMinn County, TN)
  • Fatigued tractor-trailer driver falls asleep at the wheel and injures family (confidential settlement) (Knox County, TN)
  • Drunk driver drives through living room of house killing family member seated in living room (Blount County, TN). $1.1 million dollar judgment.
  • Traumatic brain injury to passenger of vehicle that was negligently driven off 50 foot embankment (Knox County, TN) (confidential settlement)
  • Rear-end collision on Murfreesboro Road results in serious neck, back and knee injuries (confidential settlement)
  • Elderly client severely injured (broken sternum) when a young driver failed to yield the right-of-way at Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road in Knox County, TN. The Defendant then hit and ran (confidential settlement)
  • Freightliner semi-tractor trailer suddenly changed lanes on Highway 33 and violently strikes plaintiff vehicle resulting in substantial personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • 84 year old driver fails to yield right-of-way resulting in catastrophic injuries including broken arm and severe permanent disability (Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN) (confidential settlement)
  • Elderly driver crosses grassy median and crashes into plaintiff’s vehicle resulting in serious head, neck, back, and shoulder injuries (confidential settlement) (Sevier County, TN)
  • McMinn County, TN – recreational vehicle slams into the rear of plaintiff’s SUV resulting in severe shoulder injury requiring surgery (confidential settlement)
  • Farragut School bus rammed by sport utility vehicle merging onto Pellissippi Parkway from Lovell Road causing bus to strike guardrail and overturn. Client suffered significant neck and back injuries when thrown from her seat when the bus was overturned. (Knox County, TN) (confidential settlement)
  • Hawkins County – plaintiff walking on Highway 11 when struck by tractor-trailer. Client was thrown into guardrail resulting in tremendous orthopedic injuries and devastating permanent disability (confidential settlement)
  • Knox County head on collision on John Sevier Highway. Defendant crossed center line and my client sustained lacerated spleen and other internal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Greene County, TN) – client returning from birthday party and traveling down Route 107 (Erwin Highway) when tractor-trailer fails to yield and pulls onto the highway in front of client’s vehicle. Client suffers numerous orthopedic injuries from violent collision with tractor-trailer (confidential settlement)
  • (Anderson County, TN) – rear-end collision on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Client had stopped for traffic when violently struck in the rear by defendant’s vehicle resulting in serious personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – defendant failed to stop at the red light on Emory Road near intersection with I-75 before violently striking rear of plaintiff’s vehicle. Client suffered severe foot injury (confidential settlement)
  • Defendant failed to stop at stop sign at the intersection of Loop Road and Concord Road and violently collides with vehicle. Teenaged client was a passenger in the car that was struck and suffered severe injuries including fractured pelvis (confidential settlement)
  • Rear-end collision to plaintiff’s vehicle resulting in significant neck and back injuries (confidential settlement)
  • Defendant loses control of the vehicle and rams into the front of client’s vehicle forcing her off the road. Client’s vehicle catches fire and burns. Plaintiff sustained serious personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Sullivan County, TN) – defendant’s vehicle crosses centerline and strikes client’s vehicle head-on resulting in serious personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Hamilton County, TN) – during rush hour traffic on I-24 in Chattanooga, TN, a tractor-trailer fails to slow for rush hour traffic and rams into the rear of client’s vehicle resulting in severe personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • Defendant vehicle fails to yield the right-of-way and drives across Kingston Pike (Knox County, TN) directly in front of plaintiff’s vehicle resulting in severe personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Roane County, TN) – defendant rams into the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle on State Route 27/61 causing severe personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Loudon County, TN) – defendant fails to yield the right-of-way striking client’s minivan causing it to rollover. Client sustained serious injuries to spine and lower back including aggravation of previous back and neck injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Claiborne County, TN) –Defendant failed to yield the right-of-way resulting in serious injuries from impact. Clients from Michigan sustained serious injuries including chest injuries involving fractured sternum, fractured ribs, sacral fracture, fractured left wrist and other serious personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – defendant driving Ford F350 truck swerves across center line and strikes plaintiff’s motorcycle resulting in multiple fractures and severe permanent injury (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – defendant fails to yield the right-of-way on Cross Park Drive thereby causing car wreck in which client was severely injured (confidential settlement)
  • Tractor-trailer changes lane and rams client’s compact car into guardrail in vicinity of I-75 near Callahan Drive (Knox County). Client sustained serious personal injury (confidential settlement)
  • Head-on collision caused by defendant speeding and failing to stay in his lane of traffic results in serious injuries to client including back injuries and fractured wrist (confidential settlement)
  • (Blount County, TN) – client was operating asphalt rolling machine on Old Lowe’s Ferry Road near its intersection with Haven Hill Road when he was struck by a Cadillac driven by a drunk driver. The impact caused the flagman working at the construction scene to be thrown 15 feet from the point of impact. Client, who was operating an asphalt rolling machine, violently struck his head against equipment roll bar causing a gash in his head and causing neck injury. Punitive damages sought related to the drunk driving claim (confidential settlement)
  • Client struck (rear-ended) at stop sign by Knoxville Police Department vehicle
  • (Cumberland County, TN) – client struck by defendant pulling out of BJ’s Lounge on Lantana Road. Defendant refused to submit to a blood alcohol test and refused to submit to field sobriety tests including walk and turn test and one leg stand test. The defendant failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test which is used to determine intoxication. Client sustained serious personal injuries (confidential settlement)
  • (Cumberland County, TN) – family run off the road by tractor-trailer resulting in serious personal injuries including injury to child (confidential settlement)
  • (Loudon County, TN) – elderly client from Michigan traveling southbound on I-75 when violently struck from behind by tractor-trailer resulting in severe personal injuries to elderly client (confidential settlement)
  • (Loudon County, TN) – defendant crosses center line and violently strikes plaintiff’s vehicle head on causing severe personal injuries and permanent disability including multiple broken bones (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – drunk driver driving Dodge F350 truck on I-40 at a high rate of speed suddenly changes lanes and violently strikes rear-end of client’s vehicle resulting in severe personal injury

Premises Liability

  • (Kingsport, Sullivan County)-Customer shot multiple times at restaurant. Suit against commercial business for inadequate security. Client referred to firm by National Crime Victims Advocacy Center. Confidential resolution.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Client suffers serious ankle and knee injury requiring two surgeries. Client also missed 6 months of work following fall at cemetery into unmarked, hidden hole. Confidential settlement.
  • (Knoxville, Knox County)-Child client injured at child care facility during poorly supervised and planned activity. Case settled.
  • (Morristown, Hamblen County)Elderly lady injured at restaurant by falling paper dispenser that restaurant employees knew was not working properly prior to incident. Arm surgery required. Confidential settlement.
  • Maryville, Blount County client injured on cruise ship requiring knee surgery. Case settled.
  • Child attacked by dog and bitten in the face and mouth. Surgery required along with plastic surgery consult. Confidential resolution
  • Pharmacist falls on ice on untreated hospital parking lot and sustains femoral fracture requiring substantial orthopedic hardware. Parking lot owner acknowledges duty to treat hospital parking lots during inclement weather. Case settled after parking lot owner asserts comparative fault against third party parking lot operations corporation.
  • After extensive litigation in Federal Court in Knoxville including taking 20 depositions throughout the United States, Mr. Hartsoe concluded (confidential settlement) brought by the widow and eight children of a man who was shot and killed at a Knoxville restaurant. Inadequate security
  • Mr. Hartsoe represented a family in the Clarksville area against a private foster care placement agency and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) whose wife and mother were killed by a foster kid who was a member of a gang. The family was not told that the foster kid was a gang member prior to the foster placement. The ladies were murdered one month after the foster placement (confidential resolution). Inadequate Security
  • Mr. Hartsoe represented a child who was bitten in the mouth by a large dog. The young man required oral surgery including bone grafting (confidential settlement).
  • McGraw v. Whiteco Industries – negligent operation of amusement park ride – $191,000.00 jury verdict
  • Catherine Bresler v. GA Holdings and Western Sizzlin – client died as the result of injuries sustained in slip and fall – $600,000.00
  • Sharp v. Macaroni Grill – slip and fall and client breaks ankle while slipping and falling in defendant’s restaurant (confidential settlement)

Medical Malpractice:

  • Client injured during laparoscopic gallbladder surgery requiring multiple subsequent repair surgeries. Case resolved.
  • Failure to diagnose colon cancer. Case resolved after numerous depositions throughout the Southeast .
  • (Jefferson County, TN) – client presents at hospital emergency room with serious condition and is mistakenly diagnosed as having minor condition and is sent home on antibiotics. The client dies shortly after discharge. Failure to properly observe the symptoms of plaintiff, personally observe abnormal testing, failure to obtain proper consults from specialists and failing to diagnose serious condition in light of obvious signs (confidential settlement)
  • (Anderson County, TN) – plaintiff severely injured by defendant performing laproscopic colosectomy in the face of inability to identify anatomical features necessary to perform the surgery resulting in injury to common bile duct (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – failure to diagnose intestinal blockage (confidential settlement)
  • (Cocke County, TN) – failing to properly monitor and administer Coumadin to a nursing home patient resulting in death (confidential settlement)
  • Failing to perform c-section in the face of abnormalities in the fetal monitoring strips and ignoring signs and symptoms of uterine rupture resulting in death of child (Knox County, TN) (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – gynecologist fails to inform family that the tumor that had been removed from child was cancerous; instead the physician informed the family that the mass was benign with no follow-up treatment recommended. Cancer spreads. (confidential settlement)
  • (Knox County, TN) – injury during gynecologic procedure (confidential settlement)
  • Failing to diagnose and treat esophageal perforation during intubation (confidential settlement)
  • Surgical fire causing extensive injuries and burns following ophthalmic (eye) surgery (confidential settlement)
  • Spinal accessory nerve injured during neck biopsy (confidential settlement)
  • Catastrophic birth injury resulting from failure to perform c-section in a timely manner (multiple cases) (confidential settlements)
  • Failure to properly manage delivery resulting in shoulder dystocia/Erb’s Palsy birth injury (confidential settlement)
  • Failure to diagnose prostate cancer (confidential settlement)
  • Foreign object (catheter) left in patient during surgery
  • Failure to properly implant catheter prior to initial dialysis resulting in death to patient (confidential settlement)
  • Death caused by negligent medication administration (Bristol) (confidential settlement)

Products Liability

  • Child suffers burn injury from electrical wiring in lamp. Case settled.
  • Child suffers severe burn injury from plaster of paris due to defective warning. Punitive damages sought. Multiple surgeries are required with permanent disability from injury (confidential settlement)
  • (Blount County, TN) – client sold defective bricks resulting in substantial damage to residence (confidential settlement)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway train derails in Farragut resulting in a plume of highly toxic, poisonous chemicals being spilled which caused severe respiratory injury to clients (confidential settlement)