Knoxville Injury & Civil Litigation Lawyers

Knoxville Attorneys Representing Individuals in Personal Injury Claims and a Variety of Civil Matters

Typically, litigation is something that people and businesses want to avoid – lawsuits can absorb a tremendous amount of time and resources. Unfortunately, the legal system is extremely challenging for non-lawyers, and even minor mistakes can jeopardize your case. If you have a legal claim, whether it’s for an injury or some other civil matter, the best thing you can do is get an attorney involved as soon as possible

Knoxville attorney John Barnes and his team handle a variety of civil matters, including personal injury. No matter what kind of case you have, our team has the knowledge and experience you need to get the right outcome. Contact Barnes law for a free consultation about your case by calling 865-1717 today.

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Knoxville Personal Injury Attorneys

We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases. Generally speaking, personal injury cases involve situations where you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence occurs whenever someone fails to act with the level of care that in the same circumstances as an ordinarily prudent person. In order to prove negligence, you have to prove the following:

  1. The other person had an obligation to act with due care;
  2. The other person breached that duty by failing to behave prudently
  3. The other person’s breach caused an accident that caused you harm.

If you can prove these elements, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. While this may seem simple enough, proving negligence can be quite complicated. An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to prove your case so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common type of personal injury case that lawyers handle. Car accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. One of the challenges in car accident cases is navigating the claim process imposed by insurance companies. With an eye towards the bottom line, they will try to pay as little as possible on your claim or even deny it altogether. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can help you navigate this process and get the compensation you deserve.

Slip & Falls

Slip and fall accidents, which fall under the umbrella of premises liability cases, are another type of personal injury case that we handle. If you’ve fallen and been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. The property owner has a legal obligation to ensure that their property is safe for visitors, guests, customers, and anyone else who has a right to be there. Broken pavement or flooring, icy steps, inadequate lighting, wet floors, and other dangerous conditions can result in injury – the challenge is in proving that the property owner knew or should have known about the issue and failed to take steps to make the property safe. Our Knoxville slip and fall lawyers can help you prove your case and get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries, pay your bills, and move on with your life.

Products Liability

Products liability cases arise when someone is harmed by a defective product. It’s important to understand that “defective” does not mean “broken.” A product can be defective in one of three ways:

  1. Design defects: the design of the product renders it inherently unsafe
  2. Manufacturing defects: the product was improperly manufactured, rendering it unsafe
  3. Warning defects: the product did not include adequate warnings regarding potential risks or sufficient explanation as to how to use the product safely

In a product liability case, you often have to pursue a claim against a corporate entity, and possibly more than one. They will be represented by legal counsel and have tremendous resources that they can draw upon to defend themselves. Knoxville products liability lawyer John Barnes can help you level the playing field.

Wrongful Death

Tragically, some personal injury cases result in death. In those cases, the family of the victim may have a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. If you have a loved one who died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek recovery of their future income, funeral expenses, and the loss of an important relationship.


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Civil Litigation

Of course, people often find themselves involved in disputes that do not involve personal injury. Whether as the plaintiff or the defendant, litigation can be stressful and time-consuming, not to mention expensive. At Barnes Law, we understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with a legal dispute. As a result, we provide dedicated, aggressive, and cost-effective legal representation to our clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters.

Small Business Representation

We understand the challenges that small businesses face when they are involved in litigation. That’s why we strive to provide cost-effective legal representation that works within your budget. We also recognize that litigation should often be avoided, but that sometimes it is necessary to protect your interests or achieve your goals

Contract Disputes

One of the most common sources of litigation for businesses involves contract disputes. With a business-oriented approach, we can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case and map an effective legal strategy. From minor payment disputes to issues with major suppliers, we can handle whatever contract disputes you are facing.

Partnership & Employment Disputes

The lifecycle of many businesses often includes partnership and other ownership disputes. These disputes can be complex and involve multiple sophisticated issues. We work with our clients to understand the root of the problem and prioritize the objectives you want to achieve. We also can help you recognize when dissolution is your best option versus resolving the dispute and continuing on with your current corporate structure.

Construction & Real Estate

The civil litigation attorneys at Barnes Law assist also help Knoxville businesses involved in construction and real estate litigation. Here is a sample of some of the types of cases we handle for our construction clients:

  • Design defects
  • Warrant claims
  • Non-conforming or incomplete work
  • Mechanics and materialmens’ liens
  • Contract disputes

We also work with clients who are involved in real estate disputes. This includes disputes over contracts for sale or leases, easements or right-of-way disputes, or enforcement of covenants. No matter what kind of real estate or construction dispute you’re facing, we can help you find a solution.

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If you’ve been injured or are involved in civil litigation, call the Barnes Law Firm today. Contact us online or call us today at 865-805-5703 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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Client Testimonials

"John is amazing not only did he get the outcome he promised he did it in a shorter time than he originally said. He went above and beyond in returning my emails and phone calls. John and staff truly cared about me as a person. I highly recommend John Barnes."

Coach M.

"I would highly recommend Mr. Barnes to everyone & I would definitely contact Mr. Barnes if I or anyone in my family should ever need an attorney again:) They were all very professional, friendly & treated our case with importance:) Mr.Barnes got my son’s DUI dropped to reckless driving so I would definitely recommend him to everyone!!!!!!!"

Alicia U.

"Mr. Barnes and his staff are amazing. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job with my case. At no point in the long process was I disappointed in any way with how things were handled."

Scott C.