Testimonials From Car Accident Cases
$497,000 jury verdict on $25,000 pre-trial offer–My Mind was Blown by How Hard Billy Worked
“One day while leaving church, my husband and I were hit by an uninsured driver. I ended up needing neck surgery as a result of the wreck. Because the other driver didn’t have insurance, we had to turn the claim in on our own insurance. They refused to pay the claim. Even after years of litigation, they only offered me $25,000 before trial. Billy told me I needed to go to trial, and I trusted him. My mind was blown by how much work went into trial. Billy had me into the office every weekend for weeks leading up to the trial. We prepared for hours together, and I knew that he and the other attorneys were working long hours both before and after I left. I was so impressed that someone would work so hard for me. At trial, it was an honor to watch Billy and his team continue to fight for me. When he spoke to the jury, he did it with such passion and conviction. During trial, I told him that whether we won or lost, I was proud to have him as my lawyer. Even though I would have been satisfied if we lost, I am extremely happy to say we won—and we won big! The jury came back with a verdict of just shy of half a million dollars! Billy and his team were there with me through the good and the bad—whether it had to do with my case or not. I was so pleased that I made them peanut butter fudge the week before my trial, and I still owe Billy a big chicken and dumplins dinner! You won’t find a harder working lawyer in this state, or one that cares so much about you. I know I wouldn’t have hadn’t such a good outcome with anyone else. He stood by me and fought for me until the very end.” – Phyllis T.
Billy Sued Me. He did such a good job that I called him when my family needed help.
“I was a school bus driver. One morning, I accidentally hit and injured someone while trying to back a bus down a dark roadway. I felt terrible about the incident, but no one had ever trained me that I wasn’t supposed to back up the bus the way that I did. Billy ended up representing the person I injured, and he sued me and the school system. In my dealings with Billy he was police and respectful, but also knowledgeable and effective. Ultimately, I found out that Billy got that grandmother over a million dollars from the school’s insurance. It gave me peace of mind that she was taken care of after my mistake. I also hoped the settlement would cause things to change with the school system to make drivers like me better. About a year later, my parents were in a terrible car crash that caused them both to be hospitalized. So I called Billy for them, and it was the best thing I could have ever done for my parents. He ended up getting my parents a large settlement just like he had gotten the person I hurt. That settlement changed all of our lives. As someone that has seen Billy Johnson from both sides—as a Defendant and as the family member of a Plaintiff—I don’t think there is a better lawyer in this state. He does whatever it takes to maximize the result for his clients no matter who he is suing.” – Josh H.
So Hands-On and Involved—nearly $1 Million Settlement
“I was in a bad car wreck that caused me to break my leg and be hospitalized for several days. While I was in the hospital, my son, Josh, told me that I needed to call Billy Johnson. Ironically, Billy had sued Josh a couple years before my wreck. Billy and Brittney came and met me with and my family in the hospital. From day one, they hit the ground running, and they never stopped working at full-speed on my case.”
“I had no idea that a Billy would be so hands-on and involved. I knew that most lawyers sat at a chair behind their desk, but Billy did not. He not only participated in the investigation of my case—he directed it. He came to my house and went to the scene of the wreck on numerous occasions. He hired experts and sent me to exams to prove my injuries. Billy and I even spent a full Saturday together meeting with one of the experts he had hired. From that meeting, I could tell Billy was very knowledgeable. He asked the expert good questions, and he pointed out important information to the expert. A few months later, I saw that expert on the national news. He was a witness in one of those high-profile cases. I couldn’t believe a famous expert like that had also worked on my case.”
“Ultimately, Billy got me and my husband nearly a million dollars. He thought he could get more at trial, but I really needed my case settled after one of my doctor’s told me I may have cancer. The settlement that Billy got us changed our lives. We paid off all of our debt. We have been able to remodel our home, buy new vehicles, help out our kids financially, and save for what might come in our future. I have safe, reliable transportation to get to all of my doctors’ appointments, and I have a good place to call home now. For the first time in my life, I don’t have to worry about money. Billy saw to that, and I can never thank him enough for how much he has done for me and my family.” – Kathy H.
Not Just About the Money
“My mother and I were in a severe crash that injured both of us badly. Over the next several months, we both experienced some really trying times. I tried to go back to work, but my job was labor intensive and I just couldn’t do it anymore. On top of everything else, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. I really leaned on Billy and his team a lot during those times, and they showed us so much dedication and helped us through every step of it. I always knew that they were just a call away, and that really meant a lot to me. Unfortunately, my mom passed away before the case was able to get completely resolved. Billy and his staff went above and beyond to help us when that happened. Billy got really great settlements for me and my mom’s estate. But even after that, he took a lot of time to negotiate my medical bills and liens so that he could put more money in our pockets. Those settlements took such a great burden off me and my family. He really fought for us every step of the way. I know that Billy and his team didn’t get paid for a lot of what they did for me and my family. We hired them to handle a car wreck case. They didn’t make any extra money to console us when we were down. They didn’t make any extra money to draft documents for me and my mom when she was sick. They didn’t make any extra money when they handled my mom’s estate. They didn’t make any extra money when they spent months negotiating liens and medical bills. They didn’t do all of that for me just to make money—they did it because they cared. I hired Billy to be my car wreck lawyer, but he became so much more. He’s my family lawyer and my friend.” – Greg B.
Not a Stuffy, Stuck-Up Lawyer
“My brother and I are both mechanics. After I was in a wreck and had to be off work, my brother suggested that I call Billy. I had seen him around at some car shows and a local speed shop. I didn’t really know him though, but my brother had worked with him on some of his cars and my brother said he was a good guy that could probably help me. I was a little intimidated going into a lawyer’s office. I’m a simple, easy-going, easy to get along with type of guy. Legal stuff was definitely way of out my wheelhouse. Going into a law office, I expected everything to be all stuffy and formal and that made me uneasy. But after meeting with Billy, I knew right away that I had made the right choice. Billy knew all about this stuff. He knew all about the mechanics of the car. By just looking at a few pictures of my car and the scene, he knew exactly how the wreck happened and what had happened to my body inside my car during the wreck. He took the time to explain things to me in a way that made perfect sense. He didn’t talk to me like a stuck-up, know-it-all lawyer. He talked to me like a normal person. In my opinion, if you’re a hard-working get your hands dirty type of guy like me, then Billy’s the lawyer for you. He’s one of us, and he fights for us.” – Sonny H.
Not Our Fault—and Billy Proved It
“My wife and I had stopped beside the road to look at a car for sale. Before we were able to pull back on the road, another car ran off the road and hit us. Even though we were completely off the road, the police officer wrote it up as completely our fault. I was shocked when we got a letter from an attorney intending to sue us. We were hurt, and it looked like we were about to get sued. Friends suggested that I call Billy. I didn’t really know him, but I had seen him out in Pikeville a few times and he was always friendly and polite. I had also seen his ads saying, “Make it Our Fight.” So I figured it couldn’t’ hurt to call and get his advice. From the first meeting, Billy told me it would be an uphill battle and that the insurance company would fight the claim tooth and nail. He was right, but he kept fighting until he got me and my wife every dime of available insurance. His ad was right too–he did make it his fight. More importantly, he proved that the wreck wasn’t our fault, and he got us compensated for our injuries. I’m so grateful for what Billy and his team did for me and my wife.” – Charles E.
Billy Knows the Medicine
“I was in a wreck not long after having shoulder surgery. The months after the wreck were a whirlwind. Before I knew it, two different surgeons said I needed surgery again on my shoulder and also on my neck. All of the medical words and procedures the doctors were saying sounded like a foreign language. It was all very confusing. Billy sat down and went over my MRI films with me, and showed me just how bad of shape that my neck was in. The way Billy explained it actually made sense. He showed me everything and took as much time as I needed to answer all of my questions. I expected that he would be knowledgeable about the law, but I was shocked how knowledgeable he was about the medicine too. Talking to him made it easier to talk to my doctors and ask questions because I felt like I understood what was going on in my body. At this point, I’ve still held off on getting surgery, but Billy made sure I was compensated for it, in case I decide to have it in the future. I don’t have to worry about that financial burden being on my shoulders. I can’t describe what a relief that is. I would strongly recommend Johnson Law firm to any of my family or friends—or anyone for that matter that’s been in a car wreck.” – Maxie H.
Federal Court/Pandemic—Not a Problem for Billy
“I was in a wreck in Ashland. Because the driver of the other vehicle was from out of state, our case ended up in federal. From my understanding, a lot of attorneys won’t take cases in federal court because it’s more difficult. But Billy didn’t back down. He didn’t hesitate at all to litigate my case in federal court after the insurance company made us low-ball offers. He kept us informed about the challenges that federal court presented, but he was never scared of it. Another challenge in our case was the pandemic. Our case was pending when the pandemic hit. I was afraid that would put our entire case on hold. Billy went above and beyond to keep our case moving. I feel like a lot of lawyers would have thrown their hands up, and just let our case sit until the pandemic was over. But Billy and Brittney didn’t do that. They were comfortable with using technology and state of the art equipment to make sure our case kept moving and eventually settled during the heart of the pandemic. I was so impressed with how our case was handled by Johnson Law Firm. Their attorneys and staff really care about their clients, and they work hard to get the best results possible. Having gone through this experience, I really believe the lawyer you choose makes a huge difference for a number of reasons.” – Tammy D.
Always Informed, Always Made Sense
“I was in a car wreck while out of town. I didn’t think I was hurt at the scene, but over the next few days, I started feeling pain. I ended up hiring Billy to represent me. The way he handled my case was awesome. I couldn’t have asked for better. I had some prior problems, and I really didn’t follow up with treatment for my injuries as much as probably should have after the car wreck. Billy and his team still did a great job though. They always kept me informed about what was going on, and they always explained things in ways that made sense. I felt comfortable with them, and I knew I could fully trust them to handle everything. I always knew that they were looking out for me. I really appreciate everything that they did for us. Thank you, Billy!” – Teresa F.
“My husband and I were in a bad car wreck on our way home from a church revival that my husband had preached. Billy had represented my husband several years before that wreck. He did such a good job on that case that we didn’t hesitate to call him when we got in another crash. In less than a year, Billy was able to get the case settled for every penny of insurance. My husband and I are so grateful to Billy for all that he has done for us over the years. Even today, if a legal question comes up on anything—even if I know it’s something he doesn’t handle–I never hesitate to call Billy and get advice. He’s never led us astray. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Billy to any member of our family, our church, or our community. He’s a good lawyer and a good man that takes care of his clients.” – Belinda C.
Not mixed in with thousands of other cases
“I work in the radiology department at a large hospital in the area. In my department, we see a lot of traumatic injuries. Because of my position, I have the opportunity to get somewhat familiar with the attorneys representing people with these injuries. Obviously you don’t know all the details, but you get a feel for which offices have a good reputation. So when I was in a major car wreck, there was no question in my mind what attorney I needed once I got out of the hospital. It was Billy Johnson. Billy was so involved every step of the way. From the first meeting at my house until the case settled. He always made time for a phone call or a meeting if I had questions. Sometimes, while I was in Pikeville, I would stop in to drop off paperwork. Even if I didn’t have a question, and Billy was in the office, he made a point of it to come and talk to me, see how I was doing, and update me on my case. I felt like he really cared. I wasn’t just another case file mixed in with hundreds or thousands of others. I hope I’m never in another accident, but if I am, I won’t hesitate to call Johnson Law Firm. I can’t recommend this law firm highly enough. You won’t be disappointed with the way they handle their cases or the they way they treat their clients.” – Billy R.
Testimonials From Personal Injury Cases
He Took my Case After Others Rejected
“I was involved in an accident. I was hurt bad and had a lot of medical bills. But the police officer wrote the whole thing up as my fault. So the insurance company refused to pay anything. So, I started calling lawyers. They all rejected my case. One even went as far to say that she had talked to several lawyers, that no one would take my case, and that I really didn’t have a case at all. I felt defeated and rejected. I didn’t know how I was going to survive all of that medical debt. I felt hopeless. I had given up when a friend encouraged me to call Billy. I’m so glad that I did. He listened to me, believed me, and was willing to help me. I felt more relief that day than I had in months. He immediately started an investigation to prove my case. He filed a lawsuit right away and worked hard to get me an excellent settlement. With that money, I was able to pay all of my medical debts, invest some money, and go back to school. Soon, I will be a fully-licensed nurse practitioner. I can’t say enough good things about the crew at Johnson Law Firm. True advocacy from a great team. They were my saving grace in my greatest time of need. This is the attorney you want on your side!” – Brandy B.
“It Was a No Brainer”- After Experience with other Attorneys
“I worked in medical records and billing at a doctor’s office. In my position, I often dealt with law offices requesting medical records and depositions of the doctors who worked there. Billy’s office staff was always very organized, professional, and easy to deal with. They were always on top of everything. A lot of other offices were not. Likewise, when Billy came to the office for depositions, he was always very down to earth and courteous. He was always so personable and approachable. I felt like he and his staff always went out of their way to make me feel appreciated. So, when I was in a wreck, it was a no brainer which lawyer I should hire. Now, I’ve seen how Billy’s office works from the perspective of a medical provider’s office, and I’ve seen how they work from a client’s perspective. From both perspectives, it is clear that they display the utmost professionalism, responsiveness, and dedication to their clients. The quality of their work is top-notch. I can’t recommend Johnson Law Firm highly enough.” – Misty H.
Billy Acted Like he was Fighting Fire—More than $1 mil Settlement
“I help raise my two grandsons. One morning, I was waiting at the school bus stop with them. The driver missed the stop. Once he realized it, he started backing up. We tried to run, but couldn’t get away from the bus. It hit me and pinned my leg against the guardrail. I ended up being airlifted to a hospital in Tennessee for surgery. My family called Billy while I was in surgery and asked him to come to the hospital. Before I was out of surgery, he was in Tennessee at the hospital. He met with my family, and once I was able to, he met with me. He started his investigation right away. Within a matter of days, he had inspected the school bus with an accident reconstructionist and obtained a video from inside the bus. He also filed the lawsuit right away. My injury was so bad that I could not work. My grandchildren depended on me, and we couldn’t afford for me to miss work. So, Billy did everything he could to make my case move as fast as possible. But moving fast didn’t jeopardize the quality or the value of my case. Billy acted like he was fighting fire with how hard he worked on my case. In just 10 months from the date it all happened, Billy had the entire case resolved for over a million dollars. I know other people whose lawyers took that long to even file their lawsuit, and some whose lawyers just took a quick settlement and went away. Not Billy. He worked fast, but he also maximized the value. I know that couldn’t have been easy, so I very much appreciate all that he did for me. In the end, the wreck happened in February, and I had the money in my bank account before Christmas. I was able to give my grandchildren the Christmas they deserved. I was able to buy us a new home with new appliances and furniture. Now, they always have good school clothes and everything they need. Billy made such a huge difference in our lives.” – Bertha B.
Testimonials From Truck Accident Cases
I saw Firsthand the Difference between Billy and Out-of-State Lawyers
“I was in a horrible accident with a tractor-trailer while my granddaughter was visiting from out-of-state. She and I both had severe injuries. When I got out of the hospital, I hired Billy. My granddaughter, however, hired one of those big out-of-state law firms that have all of the TV commercials, billboards, and bus ads. From our case, I got to see firsthand how different Billy was from those out-of-state lawyers. The out-of-state lawyers didn’t do anything. They wouldn’t show up in court and they wouldn’t return phone calls. Billy had to get the judge to order them to show up in order to try to get the case resolved. When they did show up, they weren’t prepared. I’m so grateful that I had Billy Johnson and his team fighting for me. I wish my granddaughter would have had that too. She’s a young adult now, and we’ve talked many times about the differences between her lawyer vs. mine. Not only did my lawyer get me much more money, but he provided excellent service, communication, and professionalism. . I see now that Billy’s firm is very unique. He has the same, if not more, resources than these huge out-of-state firms, but he cares much more and provides a much better service. With Billy, you have lot of power in your corner, but you still get that small-town, personal service and experience. I can’t recommend Johnson Law Firm highly enough.” – Debbie H.
Tough on Insurance Companies and Big Corporations
“I was injured by the negligence of a driver of a 10-wheeler. The trucking company was very difficult to deal with during the lawsuit. They kept lying and trying to hide the driver of their truck. Billy tracked down the driver in Florida and went all the way down there to take his deposition. The driver was very inappropriate during his deposition. He was dishonest about what happened and he certainly didn’t care about what happened to me. But Billy didn’t put up with it. He got the testimony that he needed from the driver. Even after getting the driver’s testimony, the trucking company still tried to deny everything. They kept coming up with crazy stories about what happened instead. They also started attacking me and my family—I never dreamed that something like that would happen in a lawsuit. At first, the company refused to make any offer to settle my case. Later, they really lowballed me. It was very discouraging, but Billy told me it would all be okay. He was still fighting for me. By the end, they were begging to try settle the case. They ended up paying me several hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was more money than I ever dreamed of. Billy thought he could get more too—but I made him settle the case because my family really needed the money. The money that we did get really changed our lives. I know most lawyers wouldn’t have fought as hard as Billy did. They’ve got other things going on. But all Billy does is represent injured people. He definitely goes the extra mile for them too.” – Sandra P.