Grundy County, Tennessee
Grundy County, Altamont, TN Injury Attorneys
As part of the Cumberland Plateau, Grundy County is comprised of 360.53 square miles and has roughly 13,703 residents. Grundy County offers spectacular outdoor opportunities including South Cumberland State Park, which is home to Savage Gulf, Stone Door and the Fiery Gizzard trails. The county seat is Altamont, but other cities and towns include Beersheba Springs, Coalmont, Greutli-Laager, Monteagle, Palmer and Tracy City. Monteagle is home to the historical Assembly Grounds and Tracy City continues to house Old Dutch Maid Bakery, the State's oldest bakery.
Types Of Cases We Handle in Grundy County
For more than seven decades, our award-winning lawyers have been privileged to represent the injured residents of Grundy County and Middle Tennessee. Unlike a lot of firms who handle all types of cases, our focus is civil litigation and personal injury and wrongful death cases. We do not handle real estate cases, criminal matters, bankruptcies, corporate matters, wills or trusts, etc. By limiting our practice, we can deliver the best possible results, in the shortest possible time, to our clients.
We have helped thousands of injury victims in all types of cases including medical malpractice cases, sexual abuse cases, slip and fall accidents, workers' compensation injuries, dog bite cases, boating accidents, birth injury cases, injuries caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products, liquor liability claims, drowning accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases and many others.
Car Crashes in Grundy County
Of course, a large part of our practice is car wrecks including a significant number of tractor-trailer crashes. We also handle motorcycle accidents, bus accidents and accidents involving vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians. Unfortunately, too many drivers continue to exercise bad judgment on the roadway. Texting while driving, drinking and driving, speeding and failing to obey traffic laws are just a few of the examples. In trucking accidents, too often the cause is a fatigued trucker who was driving over his permitted service hours or a truck in poor condition due to improper or shoddy maintenance.
The Tennessee Department of Safety publishes crash data for each county. From 2006 to 2010, Grundy County had the following rankings:
- Overall Crash Rate: 60th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 2nd
- Injury Crash Rate: 51st
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 9th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 8th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 30th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 4th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 68th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 83rd
These crash statistics and many others can be found here.
We Can Help You
As you can see, Grundy County ranked quite high in several categories. If you have been injured in a car wreck in Grundy County, you need our experienced, aggressive team. Quite honestly, the responsible party and the insurance company would love for you to go it alone and settle your case without a lawyer. They know the process can be confusing and intimidating. They also know Tennessee's laws on personal injury are complex and several key laws have recently been changed by the Legislature. They hope you will be so overwhelmed by the process that you will simply take their minimal offer. But, we can handle the process for you and make sure you get all the compensation you deserve. We understand the physical, emotional and financial burdens caused by serious accidents and we can help.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We try to resolve our case without the necessity of litigation. But, if the responsible party or the insurance company does not want to be reasonable, we will not hesitate to protect your rights. For more information on the litigation process and what to expect, click here.
Judges in Grundy County and Court Information
If suit must be filed to protect your rights, Grundy County is located in the 12th Judicial District which also includes Bledsoe, Franklin, Marion, Rhea and Sequatchie counties. The judges who preside over civil cases in the 12th Judicial District are:
The 12th Judicial District has published Local Rules which control the day to day procedures of the Court including such things as setting cases for trial, exhibits, dispositive motions, etc. A copy of the Local Rules can be reviewed here.
For the 2010-2011 reporting period, 16 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed in Grundy County. During that same time, there were not any cases that went to trial. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, there were again only 16 tort cases filed but none went to trial. For 2012-2013, 22 tort cases were filed in Grundy County and, for the third straight year, zero tort cases went to trial.
Why You Should Hire Us
These statistics demonstrate just how crucial it is to have the right lawyer representing you. You need an aggressive attorney who knows not only how to get your case to trial but how to win once trial starts. John Day literally wrote the books on injury law in Tennessee. (See them here and here.)
Since 1993, Best Lawyers has ranked John Day as one of the country's best lawyers. Business Tennessee has consistently named John Day as one of the best attorneys in the State. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Law Offices of John Day as one of the nation's Best Law Firms.
And, we have recovered more than a $100 million dollars for our satisfied clients. We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we win. So, why would you hire anyone else?
If you have been injured in an accident in Grundy County, contact us today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online.