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Matthew E. Wright

Matthew E. Wright

Fighting to make our interstates safer. Catastrophic truck accident lawyers.
  • Personal Injury
  • Tennessee
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Handling truck accident cases throughout Tennessee and beyond.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Truck and commercial vehicle accidents
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We work on a contingency fee basis which means we don't get paid unless we win your case. We also advance pay expenses associated with prosecuting your claim, so you can focus on what's important: getting back in life..
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Trial Attorney
- Current
Representing people who have suffered serious personal injuries and catastrophic losses from truck accidents.
Co-Chair, Insterstate Trucking Litigation Journal
American Association for Justice
- Current
National, peer-reviewed publication delivering cutting-edge material on the practice of trucking litigation.
Equity Shareholder
Hardee, Martin, Donahoe, Owens & Wright, P.A.
Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (2002) | Law
Vanderbilt University
B.A. (1994)
American Association for Justice
Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee # 22596
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers' College
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Articles & Publications
Left-Hand Turn Cases
American Association For Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Journal
Case Themes and Demonstrative Evidence in Trucking Cases
AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Members Only - JazzFest Seminar (speaking engagement)
Defeating the Ostrich Defense in Premises Liability Cases
The Tennessee Trial Lawyer
Admissibility of Expert Testimony and the Hearsay Rule
Speaking Engagements
Tenacity Required—Get What You Need in Discovery in the Big Truck Case", Kentucky Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Conference, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Association for Justice
“Finding Additional Coverage Right Under Your Nose”, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Convention, Atlantic City, N.J.
New Jersey Association for Justice
"Finding Additional Liability in Shippers and Brokers", Trial Lawyer Nation, Maui, HI
Trial Lawyer Nation
Podcast available at
“Hidden Motor Carriers in the Supply Chain – The New Fraud", American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Maui, HI
American Association for Justice
“Parent Company Liability for Broker Selection", Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Conference, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Association for Justice
“Motor Carrier Claims for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring and Retention”, Strafford Webinar, Webinar
Defeating Typical and Novel Trucking Defenses, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Members Only, Ponte Vedra, Florida
American Association for Justice - Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
Case Themes and Demonstrative Evidence, AAJ Jazzfest Seminar - Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, New Orleans, Louisiana
American Association for Justice
Websites & Blogs
Firm Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. What is the advantage of accepting a lump sum settlement over installments? Isn't the amount the same in the end?
A: Not necessarily. If you mean you have been offered a structured settlement, there are certain benefits to clients that might increase the overall amount over time versus taking a settlement in a lump sum: 1) a structured settlement usually pays an extra amount for interest to compensate for the time value of money; 2) there might be tax savings in accepting the settlement as a structure; and 3) the structure also provides more stability to help ensure you don't run out money. Many clients are not used to the rigors of managing a large amount of money at once and would be better off getting regular payments over a longer time period. You should consult both with your lawyer and with a structured settlement expert.
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Contact & Map
840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 310
Franklin, TN 37067
Toll-Free: (888) 248-7536
Telephone: (615) 455-3588