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Columbia, SC

#1 Sep 4, 2008
My friend needs a lawyer,she had a bad accident.A lady hit her and rolled her car 3 times.Is he a good lawyer ??
Jersey Girl

Martin, TN

#2 Sep 4, 2008
I'm would say he is, but I imagine he's expensive. I also get the impression that he specializes in the "big kill," meaning settlements in the millions. All his commercials revolve around people who were in accidents involving semis and major injuries.

Did your friend get hurt in the accident? Did the person who hit her have insurance? Did your friend have insurance?

Best thing to do is for your friend to call for a consultation, and see what his office says.

Sorry, I couldn't be more help... maybe someone else knows more!
tater

Livingston, TN

#3 Sep 4, 2008
searching wrote:
My friend needs a lawyer,she had a bad accident.A lady hit her and rolled her car 3 times.Is he a good lawyer ??
Tell her not go get anyone from around here.get one from Nashville or Knoxville
Jersey Girl

Martin, TN

#4 Sep 4, 2008
tater wrote:
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Tell her not go get anyone from around here.get one from Nashville or Knoxville
Amen, to that!!!
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Gainesboro, TN

#5 Sep 5, 2008
Thany you all for the information.She has insurance and the lady does too.
The other person has a lawer and are being really snootie about paying anything for her being off from work,i don't know to much about this stuff,but my friend is hurt and can't work right now.She will be o.k soon and can go back.She called B.D office and he takes more money than most of the others.He might be worth it ...he thinks he is lol.It's not a big dollar amount so i would go someone in probably nash...thank you all.
Bart Durham

Franklin, KY

#6 Sep 8, 2008
Thanks for the posts. All lawyers charge pretty much the same -- one third of the recovery and out of pocket expenses.

Call my office in the afternoon at 1-800-844-1712 and ask for Pam. Alternatively you can ask for Tracie.

Thanks,-- Bart
woman

Cookeville, TN

#7 Sep 10, 2008
Bart Durham does very little of the legal work himself, he has paralegals who do it for him, if I understand correctly. Why not stay local with a reputable attorney who handles Personal Injury accident cases and have the attorney work on your case instead of his assistants. Just the opinion of someone who has worked in the field for nearly 30 years. Maybe I know what I'm talking about?
Jersey Girl

Martin, TN

#8 Sep 10, 2008
I've had many people tell me, both locals and ones who have moved here from other places, that if I ever need an attorney for something major to seek one from Nashville or Knoxville. The local attorneys are all linked up together and have all their little clicks with the judges and police, etc etc... the proverbial "good ol' boy network"

Not only that, but I've known family member who've had experiences with "reputable local attorneys" who charge outrageous consultation fees, where some of your "big city attorneys" have free consultations. Not that there arent' local lawyers offering free consultations, I'm just saying...
Bart Durham

Franklin, KY

#9 Sep 11, 2008
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[Bart Durham does very little of the legal work himself, he has paralegals who do it for him, if I understand correctly. Why not stay local with a reputable attorney who handles Personal Injury accident cases and have the attorney work on your case instead of his assistants. Just the opinion of someone who has worked in the field for nearly 30 years. Maybe I know what I'm talking about]
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This is Bart again. My paralegals are like nurses in a doctors office They gather information and are the ones you first call. But I and other lawyers in my office do the legal work.

I forgot to say that all personal injury lawyers I know of have free consultations.

To see how our firm handles a case you can read on my web site at www.bartdurham.com .

Everything is on a computer. Every time you or anyone else calls on your case it gets logged in and when the case is concluded we may have many pages of notes.

A large part of our business does come from out of town people who want a lawyer not tied in with the local court scene.
woman

Cookeville, TN

#10 Sep 11, 2008
Hummmm. So if I said I know that an attorney who advertises on tv lied to a client who was represented already and promised to file a malpractice for him if he would move his pi case to him, and then backed out on the malpractice after he fired his attorney and moved the pi, i would be misinformed?

also, if i said that the original lawer was awarded part of the fee because he had already done all the work and gotten a policy limits offer of settlement before this other person "lured away" his client, would I be mistaken?
specialk

Mcminnville, TN

#11 Jun 7, 2009
i would call bart if i were you....i am a client and yes you do talk to his staff but they are amazing....so take my advice you will not be dissapointed....
BubbaTheLoveSpon ge

Beechgrove, TN

#12 Jun 7, 2009
A good attorney won't need commercials on tv to get clients. Just something I've found to be true.
Toby

Cookeville, TN

#13 Jun 7, 2009
I used Bart Durham with excellent results and would never have know about him without the tv advertisments. His fees were the same as the other attorneys that I checked with.
Ticked

Cookeville, TN

#14 Jun 7, 2009
I personally think the ads on TV were disgusting. They had "soap-opera" episodes showing the injured party living in the doctors home with beautiful women and having a party apparently received from a suit. I have no problem with someone who is truly injured filing suit but I have a huge problem with attorneys who attempts to lure everyday folks into thinking they can become rich if they file suit. The only people who become rich are the attorneys. I have witnessed too many false claims because of this kind of garbage. It is not ok to try to get something from other folks who have worked hard and earned their way. These type of lawyers are the scum of the earth and they are the types that give attorneys a bad name. Bart Durham is the top of the scum list and only out to make himself rich. I am not an attorney nor have I ever filed a claim. This is just my opinion - not based on any personal experience. I just think it is wrong and have witnessed and listened to people plot to sue to hopefully get rich. Non of them ever have succeeded and one is actually bankrupt now after his attorney got his cut and he blew the rest because he was stupid. When you don't earn your money you don't usually appreciate it and save it.
specialk

Mcminnville, TN

#15 Jun 8, 2009
i fully understand why someone who has not had to use an attorney would feel that way...but without the commercials i would never have known who to contact...and i will get a sizable settlement when it is over...but we have to understand that they just like us earn a living...this is just the way mr durham earns a living...but anyway the commercials catch our attention....lol....
Toby

Cookeville, TN

#16 Jun 8, 2009
specialk wrote:
i fully understand why someone who has not had to use an attorney would feel that way...but without the commercials i would never have known who to contact...and i will get a sizable settlement when it is over...but we have to understand that they just like us earn a living...this is just the way mr durham earns a living...but anyway the commercials catch our attention....lol....
And the attorney deserves his/her share because without the attorney we would be left with a life time of medical bills and nothing to hold us over until we could return to work---if we ever healed enough to return.
crazy ads

Livingston, TN

#17 Jun 8, 2009
I think Bart's commercial are the most stupid ones I've ever seen in my life.I laugh my ass off when I see them.And those clients well what can I say? The soap opera ones were annoying as heck
Ticked

Cookeville, TN

#18 Jun 8, 2009
specialk wrote:
i fully understand why someone who has not had to use an attorney would feel that way...but without the commercials i would never have known who to contact...and i will get a sizable settlement when it is over...but we have to understand that they just like us earn a living...this is just the way mr durham earns a living...but anyway the commercials catch our attention....lol....
I've used an attorney many times due to my line of work. I just don't sue other people to try to get rich. I'll work and earn my way. Like I said in my post, I have no problem with someone who has truly been injured getting their medical bills and living expenses covered. I understand that Mr Durham is trying to earn a living but there is an ethical way and a dishonest greedy way. No one is suggesting Durham shouldn't have commercials. I am saying the commercials he had were disgusting, greedy, and entirely self serving. Show me one case where the person who sued is now living in the home of the person they sued - it is unrealistic and those ads prey on ignorance. I'll use ethical lawyers. I'd wouldn't use Durham or his son if they were the last lawyers around. I have to answer to the man upstairs and they will too one day. Wonder what Durham will say?
specialk

Mcminnville, TN

#19 Jun 9, 2009
well we all have our opinions and have the right to voice them. but let me share with you something...last may 2008, i went to the company nurse and told her that my shoulder was hurting and from may to october she treated me for a strained muscle...i went to the weekend nurse at the end of october and she sent me to the doctor and after all the test, physical therepy, they found that i had a 100% tear in my rotator cuff and other tendions were tore....so i contacted bart durham and they immediatly put me in touch with his associate...with out them i would be a sitting duck...now after putting me back to work to soon, i have a tear in the other shoulder and will probably have to have surgery on that one...so they make it possible for me to be treated like a human being and not someone who has done something wrong....
I agree

Cookeville, TN

#20 Jun 9, 2009
Ticked wrote:
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I've used an attorney many times due to my line of work. I just don't sue other people to try to get rich. I'll work and earn my way. Like I said in my post, I have no problem with someone who has truly been injured getting their medical bills and living expenses covered. I understand that Mr Durham is trying to earn a living but there is an ethical way and a dishonest greedy way. No one is suggesting Durham shouldn't have commercials. I am saying the commercials he had were disgusting, greedy, and entirely self serving. Show me one case where the person who sued is now living in the home of the person they sued - it is unrealistic and those ads prey on ignorance. I'll use ethical lawyers. I'd wouldn't use Durham or his son if they were the last lawyers around. I have to answer to the man upstairs and they will too one day. Wonder what Durham will say?
I agree 100%. Spot on if you ask me!

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