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The Nashville Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers at Downard & Associates focus on results  and have helped clients WIN their personal injury cases across the state of Tennessee. Downard and Associates has won Millions of Dollars for our clients.

Our skilled team of personal injury attorneys have more than 50 Years experience in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Veterans Benefits, Workers Comp, Social Security Disability, SSI, and both Presciption and Over-the-Counter Drug Injuries. Downard & Associates is based out of Nashville Tennessee with offices conveniently located in Murfreesboro, Jackson, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Some Recent Rulings on Cases We’ve Handled

  • $260,000.00 Obtained for an Automobile Collision – Docket No.: 10-CV-656

  • $100,000.00 Obtained for an Automobile Accident (policy limits) – Docket No.: 09C2920

  • $100,000.00 Obtained for head on collision, Automobile Accident (policy limits)

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Recent Case Results

Gary Hardison – Business Owner

Mr. Hardison was a self-employed, hard-working, business owner who ran his own electric service business in Williamson County, Tennessee. He followed all the rules, had employees working for him and engaged in much of the physical work himself. Mr. Hardison also kept his workers’ compensation coverage updated on his business by timely paying his premiums.

Unfortunately, on June 2, 2004, Mr. Hardison seriously injured his neck while using a jackhammer on one of his jobs. He sought medical treatment shortly after his injury. As days passed, Mr. Hardison never got better but instead, got worse.

Mr. Hardison reported his injury to his workers’ compensation insurance carrier fully expecting them to support him during such a difficult and uncertain time. Instead of accepting the claim, paying for his medical care and providing him payment benefits while he was off work for medical treatment, the insurance company refused to accept his claim.

Three months after his injury, Mr. Hardison underwent surgery on his neck. He was told by his doctor that he would never fully recover and that his neck injury was permanent. With no income coming in and facing an uncertain future, Mr. Hardison called Attorney Jim Tiller.

Jim handled the lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Williamson County. (Case No. 05331). The insurance company continued to deny the claim.

On the eve of going to trial, Jim obtained a settlement for Mr. Hardison for nearly $200,000.00.

George Wallace – Factory Employee

For over thirty (30) years, Mr. Wallace was a hard working, industrious employee for a local factory in Davidson County, Tennessee. Mr. Wallace truly believed that his years of dedication and loyalty to his employer would be honored and remembered in kind.

However, on August 13, 2007, Mr. Wallace seriously injured his right shoulder while working on the job. Mr. Wallace went to the workers’ compensation doctor who later did surgery on his shoulder.

The doctor told Mr. Wallace that even though he had sustained a permanent injury to his shoulder, he would be fine to go back to work without restrictions. Instead of taking Mr. Wallace back to work, his employer let him go saying that they no longer needed him.

Mr. Wallace hired Jim Tiller as his attorney. When the employer’s insurance company tried to settle Mr. Wallace’s case for much less money than the case’s worth, Jim advised Mr. Wallace not to take the quick money. Mr. Wallace turned down the settlement offer and Jim filed a lawsuit in the Davidson County Chancery Court. (Case No. 08-2474-III).

Shortly before trial, Jim obtained a settlement for $105,000.00 for Mr. Wallace; a substantially larger settlement than what was initially offered at mediation.

Gene Luna – State Employee

Mr. Luna was a long time employee with the State of Tennessee when he injured his back at work. Mr. Luna, recognizing the need to call an attorney right away called a well known, highly advertised law firm in Nashville, Tennessee.

At the time, Mr. Luna did not know how bad he was hurt. The well-known law firm thought that Mr. Luna’s case was too small and was not interested in helping Mr. Luna. Mr. Luna’s workers’ compensation doctor returned him back to work after some conservative treatment. Mr. Luna’s back was still hurting him.

Mr. Luna called Jim Tiller. Jim agreed to help Mr. Luna.

Jim helped get Mr. Luna the medical care and benefits he needed. Mr. Luna went back to the doctor and further tests revealed a herniated disc in his lumbar spine. Mr. Luna’s injury required serious surgery and Mr. Luna’s recuperation was long and difficult.

Jim stood by Mr. Luna throughout his case and gave him the legal help he needed each step of the way.

When the workers’ compensation doctor gave Mr. Luna a minimal rating of medical disability to Mr. Luna’s back, Jim was able to get Mr. Luna to a doctor whose evaluation gave Mr. Luna a much larger rating. This resulted in Jim getting Mr. Luna more than double what Mr. Luna was initially offered by the employer.