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Nashville Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorneys in Tennessee

From offices in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville, our family helps to protect yours

Nothing is more important than family. If you have suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of others, you need a law firm you can trust to protect your interests and demand justice from those responsible. At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm in Nashville, Hendersonville & Knoxville, our family of talented Nashville personal injury attorneys and legal professionals has come together to provide families throughout Tennessee with the legal expertise they need to overcome their struggles and get the compensation they deserve.

Outpacing, outperforming and overpowering the competition

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm provides personal injury clients in Nashville and throughout Tennessee with aggressive representation when they have been hurt in some way. By focusing exclusively on the injured, our Gladiators in Suits have been able to build a reputation for fierce advocacy and extensive knowledge of the laws. Our Nashville personal injury attorneys fight to ensure that your rights are upheld and that the person or persons responsible for your injuries or illness are held accountable for their actions.

Verdicts & Settlements


$1,110,365.41 TRIAL COURT VERDICT for a client involved in a T-bone car wreck.  Our client was struck on the driver’s side by a car running a red light. The at-fault driver refused to take responsibility. Our client required neck and shoulder surgeries and retained severe permanent disability.  Our client’s post-injury limitations forced him into early retirement. The trial verdict included $92,000 in actual lost wages, $116,000 in lost future earnings, and $150,000 in medical bills in addition to compensation for pain and suffering and permanent injury.

$1,638,561 JURY VERDICT

$1,638,561 JURY VERDICT obtained for widow and family of a man who was struck and killed while walking in a cross-walk in Hillsboro Village area of Nashville. Award was for the family’s loss of the love and guidance of the husband and father as well as the economic value of his expected remaining work life.

$1,125,000 SETTLEMENT

$1,125,000 SETTLEMENT at mediation for Dickson County, Tennessee man who was hit in an intersection by a construction truck that ran a red light. The man suffered a traumatic brain injury and was unable to continue working in a job using his Masters level education. He now works at a golf course part-time. He was able to pay off his land and buy a new tractor with some of the settlement proceeds. Rocky McElhaney Law Firm assisted the injured man with using a portion of the money to fund a life annuity contract which will pay him $1,260 per month for the rest of his life.


$790,115.16 TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT FOR WORK INJURY in February 2011 for injured General Motors worker who was given a permanent restriction from her orthopaedic surgeon of no use of the right arm. Judgment will pay the worker until she reaches age 67.

$2,500,000 VERDICT

$2,500,000 VERDICT for a rider against an intoxicated driver. Client was riding down Gallatin Pike when the Defendant recklessly swerved into oncoming traffic striking our client. The client sustained serious injuries including a pelvic fracture and collapsed lung. The Defendant was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Verdict compromised of both compensatory and punitive damages.

$4,000,000 SETTLEMENT

$4,000,000 SETTLEMENT for construction worker who suffered life-threatening and life-changing burns to his neck, cheek, chest, back and legs in an industrial work site explosion. An out-of-court settlement was reached in private mediation. Rocky and co-counsel obtained nationwide experts for the case.

$1,500,000 SETTLEMENT

$1,500,000 SETTLEMENT for a young actress injured when the van she was riding in on I-40 West was hit from behind by a speeding tractor-trailer. Client had numerous broken bones and fractures. Medical bills were $174,000.00.

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Though we do everything in our power to protect all personal injury victims in Tennessee, we have found that most of our clients seek us out – or refer us to others – for complex claims involving:

Our Tennessee personal injury law firm fights for justice for those who need it most. We know that a serious medical condition or catastrophic personal injury can lead to more than just pain and suffering: it can cost you everything. When debt collectors are badgering you day and night with letters and robo-calls, or when the medical bills are piling up so fast that you may be in danger of losing your home, a Nashville personal injury lawyer from the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is by your side to give you strength and help you fight back.

The name you trust after an auto accident in Tennessee

There are few circumstances more frightening – or frustrating – than auto accidents. Our Nashville auto accident attorneys are known throughout the state of Tennessee as being some of the fiercest, most aggressive litigators around. We’ve built a reputation for obtaining large verdicts and settlements for car crash victims in Tennessee. Our Nashville auto accident lawyers fight for justice for victims of:

  • Auto accidents. If you were injured in a car accident in Nashville, Hendersonville, Knoxville or anywhere in the state, Rocky McElhaney Law Firm knows what to do. Our Nashville auto accident attorneys handle complex claims involving everything from single-car crashes, multi-car pileups, ride-sharing services, pedestrians and bicyclists. Our car accident lawyers deal with your insurance company, help you get a rental car and work hand-in-hand with your doctors to collect and document the evidence we need to build a successful case for you.
  • Truck accidents. When you’ve been in an accident with an 80,000lb tractor-trailer, you’re going to need some help. These massive vehicles pose a lot of problems to passenger cars on the road, namely because they cannot maneuver quickly or stop on a dime when there’s a problem. Whether the truck itself was defective, the driver committed an error or something else was responsible for your collision, our skilled Nashville auto and truck accident attorneys can help.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Tennessee has some of the greatest roads in the country for riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, our drivers share the rest of the country’s propensity for ignoring bikers while on the road. A motorcycle accident is always serious, because riders don’t have the same kinds of protections that car and truck drivers do. After a serious motorcycle accident, let Rocky McElhaney Law Firm uphold your rights and protect your future.
  • Airplane accidents & train accidents. Thank goodness that airplane and train accidents are rare, because they are potentially devastating. Our team of mass transit accident lawyers are familiar with the rules and regulations which govern air and train travel, and understand what kind of uphill battle you face when you don’t have the right representation. Let us shoulder that burden for you.

No matter what kind of motor vehicle accident you have endured, there is an auto accident attorney at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm who knows what to do. Our personal injury law firm in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville represent auto accident victims throughout the state. Put our Gladiators to work for you, your family and your future.

We Fight For You!

Why you can rely on Rocky McElhaney and his Nashville team

Lead attorney Rocky McElhaney knows how difficult life can be for families undergoing one of these ordeals. When he was young, his father suffered a broken back at work and was denied workers’ compensation benefits. His family lost their home trying to pay his father’s medical bills and was forced out onto the street. Rocky never forgot how hard it was to watch his father struggle to get the benefits he was entitled to receive, and he dedicated his life to making sure that families never have to suffer the indignities that he had to endure.

Rocky is now a premier personal injury trial attorney in Nashville, and has secured multiple million-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for his injured clients throughout Tennessee. Rocky has been named the "Best Attorney in Nashville" by the Nashville Scene for 5 consecutive years from 2015-2019. He works tirelessly to provide every person who walks through his door with the respect and results he or she deserves. He has assembled a team that represents the evolution of the legal profession — young, innovative and highly educated legal professionals who use cutting-edge technology to prepare the best possible cases for our clients. Our Nashville personal injury lawyers and auto accident attorneys are known for using computer animation and accident reconstruction to present visually compelling arguments for juries and judges at trial. We also routinely work with experts in medicine, economics, accounting and forensic evidence to dissect our opponents’ cases and get the maximum results at settlement and at trial.

Rocky fights for you and your family

Call Rocky at 615-425-2500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices in Knoxville, Hendersonville and on world famous Music Row in Nashville, the personal injury lawyers of Rocky McElhaney Law Firm represent clients throughout the state of Tennessee, including Knoxville, Memphis, Hendersonville, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Kingsport. Come learn how our family can help yours.

What Clients Say About Us

“Rocky McElhaney Law Firm went above and beyond the call of duty. “

Linda S.
Premises Liability

“Rocky walked beside me through the whole process and always followed through.”

Michelle S.
Wrongful Death

“Rocky was there for me through everything and when it was time to get in front of the judge he always dominated and made things right.”

Craig B.
Workers’ Compensation

“They did an honest job for honest pay and helped me to get my groove back.”

Motoya T.
Catastrophic Brain Injury

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