Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers
The Law Office of Stephen A Burroughs has been taking on insurance companies to defend the rights of injured Tennessee citizens since 1999. Over the years, our firm has helped thousands of injured clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. We have extensive experience in both settling cases and trying them successfully to a jury. Whether we settle your case or try it to a jury, there is never any charge to you, until we win your case.
What You Can Expect With Our Firm
When you have been injured, the last thing you need is the stress of trying to defend your rights against the at fault party’s insurance company, whose only obligation is to maximize shareholders’ profits, by denying and reducing the value of your claim to the extent possible. You need an experienced and aggressive lawyer who can fight for your rights, while you take time to heal.
When you retain the services of the Law Office of Stephen A Burroughs, you can expect:
- A warm and friendly staff, who will make you an appointment with an approachable lawyer who will patiently answer your questions.
- A Lawyer who will come to you for the initial meeting- Our firm realizes that injured people often have a difficult time traveling to appointments due to pain, physical limitations or transportation issues. Therefore, Stephen A Burroughs will travel to you to discuss your case, if that is your preference.
- A free case evaluation with no further obligation- Stephen A Burroughs will personally meet with you to discuss the facts of your case, and there is no further obligation on your part. As always, there is never any fee for any service, unless you retain our firm and we win your case.
- Prompt return of all phone calls and emails- From our first meeting to the very end of your case, we will be here to help you through the process.
- No fee until we get you money- Our fees are always contingent upon us winning your case, therefore, there is never any fee for any of our services, unless we get you paid.
- Aggressive and experienced lawyers who will fight for you.
Stephen A. Burroughs
After high school, Stephen served in the United States Army, where he received an Army Achievement Medal, among other honors. After leaving military service, he went on to pursue his education and eventually received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1999. During that same year, he opened up his law practice in Knoxville, and before he even got the sign on the door or furniture in the office, he had his first personal injury case. He has been working hard to serve the needs of injured Tennessee citizens ever since. Over the years, Stephen has helped thousands of injured clients recover millions of dollars.
In addition to being a dedicated personal injury lawyer, Stephen is a dedicated father and husband. Nothing makes him happier than spending time with his family. They enjoy traveling, cooking together, exercising, and outdoor activities such as gardening.
Stephen is a dedicated humanitarian. Stephen, his family and his office provide donations, contributions and services to many different charities and non-profit organizations including CureSearch for Children’s Cancers, Disabled American Veterans and the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley.
Stephen is also a staunch advocate for victims of drunk driving. He works closely with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and for every drunk driving case that his office either settles or wins, he donates $250 to support their efforts of advocacy, education and service to the victims of drunk driving accidents. His office also supports MADD’s yearly fundraising walk by participating in the walk and providing additional financial support as the local corporate sponsor.
Bryan has literally worked in personal injury law his entire adult life. He was born and raised in north Knoxville. In 1988, just two years out of high school, he began clerking for one of Tennessee’s top personal injury litigation firms. While studying economics and religion at Carson-Newman College, Bryan was promoted to firm administrator. He managed the firm while obtaining his Master of Business Administration and law degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Since graduating law school in 1999, Bryan has worked tirelessly on behalf of injured Tennesseans and for consumers harmed by unscrupulous insurers and corporations. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee and in Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia. He has handled cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Bryan’s energy, ethics and commitment to injured clients has been recognized by his peers. He served for six years as a hearing panel member for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. In 2011 he was elected President of the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) which is the state’s premier organization of plaintiff trial attorneys. In that role he has fought, and will continue to fight, the Legislature’s efforts to strip away our constitutional right to trial by jury and to protect access to the courthouse for injured workers and citizens.
When Bryan is not practicing law, his focus is on family, community and his hobbies. Bryan is married and has two stepdaughters. They enjoy traveling and spending time in the outdoors. In the winter they frequent the Smoky Mountains. Much of the summer is spent boating on Norris Lake and growing heirloom tomatoes and vegetables at home.
Bryan and his entire family are committed to serving others. In addition to volunteering in the community, Bryan has for years served as an ombudsman with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). In that role he helps our service men and women regain their pre-deployment jobs. His wife works for the Tennessee Court of Appeals and volunteers with Good Will and KARM. Bryan’s oldest stepdaughter is a dedicated cardiac nurse, and his youngest is studying to be an occupational therapist. Bryan simply believes that a life of service to others is the most rewarding life of all.
Car accidents are inevitable, but when you are involved in one, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. From the moment you feel the impact and hear the sounds of the crash, your life changes. Suddenly you are faced with unexpected car repairs, medical bills, lost wages and other accident related expenses.
Accidents involving a motorcycle can involve serious injuries that can be truly devastating to a person’s life. Although most automobile-motorcycle accidents involve negligent automobile drivers, motorcyclists are often stereotyped as being fast and reckless.
Nothing can be more devastating than the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death is a term used to describe a situation in which someone’s negligence results in another person’s death. Sometimes, negligence results in an injury that later leads to death, but the untimely death of that person is still the direct result of the negligent party’s action.
Every 16 minutes a person in the United States will die or be injured in a trucking accident. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with one of these dangerous vehicles, then you need the services of an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer on your side.
Each year thousands of people are injured in boating accidents. Accidents can occur in a variety of situations ranging from ocean-going commercial and cruise line vessels to small pleasure craft on our navigable waterways.
Each year thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents. Even though construction companies are typically obligated to inspect each site with safety engineers and provide safety programs, accidents still occur.
Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
Few things are more frightening than being attacked by a dog. Such an attack can leave the victim severely injured and traumatized. If the victim is a child, the injuries can be fatal. Many states have statutes which hold the owner of the dog strictly liable for the dog’s behavior if the attack is unprovoked.
Bad faith claims arise when a company with whom you have a contract fails to act within the terms of that contract. In the case of your insurance company, this may happen if it fails to promptly or properly defend or pay a claim. An insurance company has a duty to deal fairly with its customers, giving more consideration to its insured customers than to its own interest.
Doctors, nurses and other health care providers spend a great deal of time learning how to treat a great variety of illnesses and physical maladies. As a group they are professionals dedicated to helping alleviate the ailments that can plague mankind.
Personal Injury Law
When someone is physically or emotionally injured, or their personal property is damaged, it is considered in law to be a “Personal Injury”. The laws covering personal injury allow the injured party to receive compensation for damages caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Over 10,000 people in the US suffer a spinal cord injury, also called SCI, each year. SCI is defined as any damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function or mobility. Such injuries can be caused by trauma or disease and can result in temporary or permanent loss of sensation, loss of movement (paralysis), or loss of bowel or bladder control.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, occurs when the brain is injured by a sudden force, or trauma. The brain can be driven into the side of the skull by a sudden blow, or by the force of shaking or “whiplash”.