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Sevierville, Tennessee accident & injury law firm

A serious personal injury can happen to anyone, suddenly and abruptly, at almost any time. You could easily be injured by another driver’s negligence, for example, in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. With 11 million annual visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, and the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, all in Sevier County, there are plenty of opportunities for negligence and injuries. If you become the injured victim of another driver’s negligence in Tennessee, to receive compensation for medical expenses and other losses related to your injury – compensation you are entitled to by law – you must arrange at once to discuss your case with a Tennessee personal injury attorney at Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter.

More than 1,200 people died in Tennessee traffic crashes in 2020, and thousands more were severely injured. If you are the injured victim of a negligent driver, let a Tennessee car accident attorney at Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company for the compensation you need. If your personal injury claim is disputed, and an out-of-court settlement isn’t available, we will take your car accident case to court, tell your side of the story, and ask the jurors to order the payment of your compensation.

Every traffic accident is a potential catastrophe, of course, but statistically, commercial truck accidents are the most serious traffic collisions. A fully-loaded commercial truck may weigh forty or more tons; a car usually weighs about 3,000 pounds. Most car-vs.-truck accident injuries and fatalities are sustained by the occupants of the cars – not the trucks. Truck accidents are frequently the cause of long-term and disabling injuries that require a lifetime of medical care – and medical bills. If you are injured in a collision with a commercial truck anywhere in this state, a Tennessee truck accident attorney at Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter will fight on your behalf to recover the compensation you need and deserve.

If you ride a motorcycle in Tennessee, you already know that wearing a helmet, keeping your bike maintained, and following the traffic rules are basic safety measures, but even a cautious motorcyclist can be injured by another person – a negligent, reckless, or intoxicated driver – in a motorcycle crash. After a motorcycle collision, and particularly if you sustain a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or an injury that requires amputation, you’ll need the maximum compensation that’s available. If you are injured by negligence while motorcycling, arrange at once to speak to a Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyer at Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter.

The legal team at Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter has established a reputation for superlative client service and legal excellence. If you’ve been injured because another person was driving recklessly or negligently in a traffic accident in Tennessee, it will cost you nothing to consult us and learn more. You may schedule a consultation by calling our offices in Sevierville at (865) 429-3600. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, make the call now. We’re ready to help.

Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter
117 Court Avenue Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
(865) 429-3600

Our Attorneys

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Michael J. Green

Michael Green is a personal injury lawyer serving clients throughout East Tennessee, including: Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Seymour, Newport and Jefferson City.

Prior to starting Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter, Michael was already a well-respected trial attorney in our local community. Born and raised in Sevierville, Michael was taught the value of hard work, fairness, determination, and helping others from a young age. By consistently applying his core values to his personal injury law practice, Michael has enjoyed great success in helping families secure their financial future after an accident. Michael's practice is focused on helping those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Michael is known for returning calls immediately and solving every problem he can for his clients. He regularly helps his clients with their medical, vehicle repair and replacement, rental car and other bills from day one. Michael's hands-on and personable approach to car accident injury claims has helped him build lasting friendships with his clients long after he has successfully resolved their cases.

Michael's dedication to his clients and in-depth understanding of Tennessee law have made him a "lawyer's lawyer." Many Sevier County attorneys have referred their friends and family members with serious injuries to Michael for representation after an accident. Referrals from attorneys who practice in our local courts with Michael speak volumes about his reputation and unwavering commitment to the injury victims he represents.

Michael has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomas Reuters. He has also been nominated as one of Sevier County's best lawyers in the Mountain Press annual Readers' Choice Awards. While Michael is honored by this type of professional recognition, he is most proud of what his former clients have to say about him and how he has been able to help them in their time of need.

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Adrienne Waters Ogle

Adrienne Waters Ogle is a personal injury attorney based in Sevierville, Tennessee.

After receiving her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Ms. Ogle began her legal career working for one of the largest insurance defense law firms in the South. While working as an insurance defense attorney, Ms. Ogle was responsible for analyzing, investigating, valuing and litigating both auto accident injury cases and premise liability cases for some of America's top insurance companies. As insurance companies continue to increasingly devalue injury claims, offering injury victims less and less, Ms. Ogle offers her clients the insider view on how injury cases are built, investigated and settled for maximum compensation.

Ms. Ogle returned to her hometown and founded Green, Waters Ogle and McCarter so she could represent individual victims as opposed to big insurance companies. Ms. Ogle's practice focuses solely on personal injury law. Ms. Ogle handles every aspect of her clients' injury claims so they can focus on their recovery. For example, unlike most injury attorneys, Ms. Ogle regularly handles the related property damage free of charge for her clients injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Ms. Ogle is devoted to helping individual victims maximize the value of their personal injury cases. She has years of experience in the valuation of specific personal injury cases, as well as the best strategies for recovering large settlements from insurance companies and businesses.

Ms. Ogle regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars, training sessions and conferences on topics related to personal injury law. In 2015, she became the first female to be voted "Best Lawyer" by the people of Sevier County in the Mountain Press Reader's Choice Awards. Also, in 2015, she was appointed Juvenile Magistrate Judge by the Sevier County General Sessions Court Judges. She presides over juvenile cases several days a month. Ms. Ogle was recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018. In 2018, she was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" civil litigators in Tennessee by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Ogle has also obtained a perfect "10" from Avvo, a nationally-recognized attorney rating service. She sits on the board of the Sevier County Coalition for Addiction Recovery and Educational Services, as well as the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport Authority. She is also an active member of First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg and a member of the Children's Ministry Committee. Ms. Ogle resides in Gatlinburg with her husband and their two daughters.

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Travis D. McCarter

Attorney Travis McCarter is a lifelong East Tennessee resident, having attended Sevier County High School before receiving both his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Mr. McCarter had a distinguished academic career, having graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee and making the Dean's List while at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Since becoming licensed in 2010, Mr. McCarter has gained an incredible amount of trial experience in handling cases of all types at all levels of state and federal court. Mr. McCarter is one of very few attorneys in East Tennessee who can say they have successfully argued and won a case in front of the Court of Appeals, secured a six-figure verdict in a civil trial, and successfully conducted a criminal homicide trial at which the defendant was able to avoid a conviction. Mr. McCarter has argued in the various state and federal courts in our area.

When he is not practicing law, Mr. McCarter enjoys attending church, golfing, and spending time with his family.

117 Court Avenue Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
(865) 429-3600
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