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Featuring two of Tennessee’s top rated personal injury attorneys, Hubert Hamilton and Patrick Cruise, The Hamilton Firm has obtained millions and millions of dollars in actual settlements and judgments for clients and their families who have been injured in truck wrecks, auto collisions, construction accidents, industrial accidents, workplace accidents and various premises liability cases. Both Hu Hamilton and Patrick Cruise have been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as being among the top trial lawyers in Tennessee. Mr. Hamilton is also rated as one of Georgia’s top plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers by Georgia Super Lawyers.

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The Hamilton Firm’s mission is to provide aggressive, effective legal representation to accident victims and their families in cases involving serious injury or wrongful death, such as  trucking or truck accidentsautomobile accidents, and FELA or railroad accidents, as well as construction site accidents and industrial accidents, and Georgia workers’ compensation claims, Tennessee workers’ compensation claims, Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability claims. As a regional injury and disability law firm, whose lawyers have extensive trial experience in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, the Hamilton Firm is uniquely positioned to serve clients throughout the area, with the ability to choose the best venue for our clients from among the three states.  Our law firm places special emphasis on personal attention and service to our clients and their families, while striving to obtain the maximum recovery possible for them through trial or settlement.

Our attorneys (Hubert Hamilton, Patrick Cruise and Annette Kelley) are all licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia, and Ms. Kelley is licensed in Alabama, and Mr. Cruise in Louisiana, as well.  The Hamilton Firm handles complex and catastrophic injury cases throughout Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, in state and federal court, often representing clients from all parts of the country.

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Truck wrecks involving tractor trailers, semis, 18 wheelers, big rigs, dump trucks, concrete trucks, tow trucks, or other accidents involving large commercial vehicles such as buses, are particularly challenging and require a high level of experience, commitment and expertise.  Likewise, serious injuries or deaths due to explosions, collapsing scaffolds or walls, equipment malfunctions, falling objects, boilers, falls, electrocution, and so forth, at construction sites, factories or industrial plants require experienced and committed counsel to deal with the complex legal and factual issues that arise. Severe cases involving paralysis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or other catastrophic injuries demand a high level of commitment and expertise. All possible sources of recovery must be considered and investigated. And, our firm has a proven track record of success in pursuing third party claims against those at fault in serious workplace injury cases, in addition to recovering workers compensation benefits for our clients.

Whether you need a trial attorney for a catastrophic or serious injury case, a wrongful death case, or a Social Security disability attorney, or if you have been hurt on the job and need a workers compensation lawyer, the Hamilton Firm LLC has the experience and expertise to handle your case, and the dedication, resources and commitment to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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Our Pledge to Our Clients:

  • To treat clients with respect and courtesy.
  • To handle their legal matters competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the legal profession.
  • To charge a reasonable contingency fee and to explain in advance how that fee will be determined and how expenses will be paid.
  • To return phone calls promptly.
  • To keep clients informed and provide them with copies of important papers.
  • To respect the client’s decision on the objectives to be pursued in their case, as permitted by law and the rules of professional conduct, including whether or not to settle their case.
  • To work with other participants in the legal system to make it more accessible and responsive.
  • To preserve the client’s confidences learned during the lawyer-client relationship.
  • To exhibit the highest degree of ethical conduct in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility.

(Adapted from the Chattanooga Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service)

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The Hamilton Firm is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, near the Georgia state line, convenient to clients in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

Please feel free to call 1-800-346-7765 if the information you seek is not available on this website. There is no charge for consultation.

Bisected by the Tennessee River, bordering Georgia and Alabama, at the junction of three interstate highways, including the heavily traveled I-75 corridor, Chattanooga, Tennessee is both a historic railroad town and a modern transportation hub.  I-24 begins in Chattanooga running northwest toward Nashville, TN.  I-59 also begins just outside Chattanooga and runs south toward Birmingham, AL.  To the south, toward Atlanta along I-75, lies Dalton, GA a world center for the carpet and flooring industry. Chattanooga’s diversified economy includes the Volkswagen North American assembly plant, as well as insurance giants Blue Cross Blue Shield and Unum.  Chattanooga is also a major tourist destination attracting millions of visitors each year.  As a result, The Hamilton Firm LLC focus much of its work on representation of persons injured in trucking and transportation related cases as well as serious workplace injury cases.
Chattanooga is the headquarters for two of the nation’s major trucking companies, U.S. Xpress and Covenant Transport. And as crossroads city, Chattanooga ranks first in the nation among all metropolitan cities for the volume of freight moving through the city by truck (according to a recent freight study by Cambridge Systematics and reported in the Chattanooga Times Free Press). Problem areas include the interchanges as well as the entire section of I-24 from I-59 to I-75, and I-75 north to Cleveland, TN. Tractor trailers, while essential to a thriving economy, also present great risks to the travelling public if not operated safely by well trained professional drivers with well maintained equipment.
Chattanooga is also a rail hub for Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads.  Travel, transport and commerce by water, rail and road are essential to our lives and economy, but all the economic activity also brings traffic and congestion, which can lead to more wrecks, accidents and injuries.  This can be a volatile mix when combined with the high freight volume on tractor trailers travelling through or originating in the area.