Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

If you suffered personal injuries in an accident in Tennessee or Virginia and it was someone else's fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The attorneys at R. Wayne Culbertson P.C. have handled thousands of personal injury cases. We handle cases as big as multi-million-dollar suits against Fortune 500 companies, like Boeing, to small, soft-tissue vehicle accidents. Whether your case is big or small, you will get the full attention and expertise of our attorneys and staff as well as full amount of compensation that you deserve.

Types of Personal Injury Cases in Tennessee

Personal injury generally refers to mental and physical injuries to a person's body that are caused by someone else's negligence. These injuries may be minor or may be so severe as to cause the person's death. Personal injury does not include damage or destruction to your property (such as your car or house).

Personal injuries can occur in any number of ways, but causes often include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Railroad accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Slip-and-fall accidents

Medical Malpractice

Millions of people suffer injury at the hands of medical or healthcare providers every year in this country, and if this has happened to you, it’s important to find an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

If your healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, hospital) failed to adhere to care standards, resulting in your injury, you should fight for justice. At R. Wayne Culbertson, PC, we’re proud to be the established medical malpractice law firm in the region, and you can count on us to help you find a resolution to your potential case. We offer what other firms cannot. Not only do we have over 60 years of combined experience, but we have two nurses and a licensed physician on staff. Call us immediately to set up a meeting and let our team of lawyers, nurses and a physician review your claim.

Examples of Medical Malpractice/Medical Negligence

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Incorrect medications or doses
  • Surgical errors
  • Delay in treatment of condition
  • Improper treatment for condition
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Negligent hygiene leading to infection
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to adhere to industry standards
  • Failure to turn patients or prevent skin breakdown
  • Failure to diagnose and treat sepsis
  • Failure to prevent falls
  • Improper use of restraints
  • Failure to properly diagnose and treat mental health illnesses or diseases

Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases

Our firm in Kingsport have seen tremendous success in several cases in the region, winning millions of dollars for our clients. We have successfully tried and won cases in Tennessee, with the tenacity and industry experience. Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and we take our work in medical malpractice very seriously. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, the law firm of R. Wayne Culbertson is here to fight for you.

Why Use R. Wayne Culbertson, PC

Tennessee medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex, and many do not even make it to trial. If you suspect that you have been injured due to healthcare negligence, request your medical records and have them reviewed by an expert.

Criminal Law

At R. Wayne Culbertson P.C. we have two former District Attorneys on our staff and over a half a century trial work in the criminal field.

No case is too big or too small. We handle everything from Murder to Speeding Tickets in both Tennessee and Virginia. If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is important that you speak to us immediately before you talk to law enforcement.

Family Law

Unfortunately, the area of Family Law provides some of the most stressful and many times, some of the most high-risk cases and litigation.

Many people draw the proverbial “line in the sand,” when it comes to their family and children. During these stressful times, you should look to and trust the R. Wayne Culbertson, PC firm for your family law needs. Some of the types of cases that would fall into this category include:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support and Alimony
  • Parental Visitation
  • Third-Party (i.e. “Grandparent”) Visitation
  • Property Division
  • Antenuptial (i.e. “Pre-nuptial”) Agreement
  • Post-Nuptial Agreement
  • Reconciliation Agreement
  • Custody Modification
  • And Even Juvenile Proceedings

Probate & Estate Planning

Protect your assets with proper planning and expert guidance.


After a loved one has passed, the last thing anyone wants or needs is to go to the courthouse. Unfortunately, that is exactly what most families must do. Probate is the process by which the assets of the decedent (the loved one who has passed) is legally transferred to the rightful heirs. Many grieving loved ones choose to stumble through the probate process by trial and error. However, the attorneys and staff at R. Wayne Culbertson P.C. offer an inexpensive and effective probate service, which relieves the grieving family members and loved ones of the probate process. With more than 50 years of experience, we can handle the probate process of your loved one from start to finish.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning includes the drafting of Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts and Power of Attorneys. These documents are essential in establishing and dictating your wishes. Let our Attorneys draft an Estate Planning document to ensure that your wishes are followed.

No one wants the added burden of fear and concern that your loved ones will not be adequately cared for after you pass. Please call the Attorneys at R. Wayne Culbertson P.C. and schedule your appointment before its too late.

Will Contests / Undue Influence Claims

It is an unfortunate truth that many of the most vulnerable and elderly among us are prayed upon and abused. Often, they are financially exploited and much of their assets are taken by illegitimate Wills, Trusts, or other legal documents. If you feel that a loved one has been deceived into signing such documents, please call us immediately and schedule an appointment.

Social Security Disability

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

The road to achieving those benefits is full of delays and other obstacles, but the attorneys at R. Wayne Culbertson P.C. understand these difficulties and can help get you the benefits you deserve.

We help bridge the gap between the legal challenges of the Social Security benefits process and the people who need relief. We understand the difficulties you are facing and are prepared to help you achieve results.

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