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At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., we represent clients in two types of cases: (1) tort cases which involve personal injury and wrongful death and (2) business litigation. While these two areas of the law are different, they share a common factor: they both allow us to pursue our profound interest in helping other people during difficult times in their lives.
Our experienced lawyers are here to help you protect the people and things that mean the most to you. When you are seriously injured or suffer the loss of a loved one, grief and fear about the future can consume you. When your business is sued or damaged by the conduct of another, your very livelihood and financial future is threatened. In these situations, you want the very best team on your side to help you quickly resolve the present conflict and secure your future.
We have offices in Nashville, Brentwood and Murfreesboro, but our award-winning attorneys will pursue justice anywhere in the State of Tennessee. In Middle Tennessee, we routinely go to the larger towns of Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Lebanon, Brentwood, Gallatin, Dickson and Cookeville, but our lawyers are also familiar faces in Pulaski, Winchester, Fayetteville and other smaller towns. In East Tennessee, we represent people in charming towns like Townsend, Farragut and Dandridge and the larger cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, Knoxville and Chattanooga. In West Tennessee, we will also go anywhere to help our clients -- from Selmer and Ripley to Jackson and Memphis. If you are in the State of Tennessee, rest assured we can help you.
We also handle some cases outside the State of Tennessee. In fact, our lawyers are licensed in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan and can obtain pro hac vice admission in other states. If for some reason we can't help you in your State, we will try to help you find a highly-qualified lawyer who can help you obtain justice.Winning. How We Do It.
People hire our Nashville personal injury attorneys for results. While we obviously cannot guarantee a win in every single case, we do have a consistent reputation for success that is based on a simple formula: hard-work, exceptional knowledge of the law and a willingness to try your case. Our Nashville, Brentwood and Murfreesboro offices are staffed with experienced lawyers and dedicated staff who give 110% to our clients' cases because we believe there is no substitute for hard work.
But make no mistake, it does not matter how hard you work if you do not know the law. Our lawyers have written books and scores of articles on the law and have lectured and taught hundreds of other lawyers at seminars across the state. Visit our Resources for Tort Attorneys page for more information about our books. In addition, each lawyer’s bio details their articles, speeches and other facts demonstrating a commitment to educating other lawyers and bettering the legal profession as a whole. Visiti our attorneys page for a listing of our lawyers.
Lastly, we believe being able to skillfully try a case is critical to our success for two reasons. First, the obvious: your case may actually go to trial. If it does, you want someone who knows how to go into battle. Second, our willingness to take a case to trial helps us leverage the best possible settlement from our opponents. When the other side knows you are ready, willing and able to try your case, negotiations will always be more successful.Winning. You Don’t Pay Us Until We Do*
We never charge for the initial consultation, which means when you give us a call we will evaluate your accident case and let you know if we think we can help you. If we think we can help and you decide to hire us, we will handle your accident case on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we win. And unlike some lawyers who ask you to pay expenses out of your own pocket, we will advance all case expenses so you do not have to pay anything to pursue your case. If we win, we are reimbursed for those expenses. If we lose, you owe us nothing. For more information about how we handle fees and expenses, read our blog post.Winning. Awards We Have Won.
Our lawyers' ability to bring home a victory has been widely-recognized. In fact, since 1993, John Day has been named one of the country's top lawyers by Best Lawyers. U.S. News and World Report has ranked our firm as one of the nation's best, and Business Tennessee has consistently recognized John Day as one of the best lawyers in the State. Our Nashville, Brentwood and Murfreesboro-based injury attorneys have earned Martindale-Hubbell's AV preeminent ratings and have been honored as Super Lawyers. Others who have honored us with accolades are: The Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Nashville Post, The Tennessee Supreme Court, The Lawyers’ Association for Women, The Nashville Bar Association and The Nashville Business Journal. These are just a few of the accolades we have earned over the years. See more of our Professional Honors and Awards.Winning. It Is Not the Only Thing.
A widely known quote on winning is "Winning isn't everything. It is the only thing." and while our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hyper-focused on winning, we also know it is not the only thing. Just as important is how you are treated during the process. When the majority of our clients call our office, it is their first time dealing with a lawyer. Of course, they have seen lawyers and the legal process portrayed on television and in movies, and they have seen legal commercials (both good and bad), but they have not needed legal services and, quite frankly, hope they do not need them in the future. When our clients leave our office, we want them to feel their needs were understood, their needs were treated with care and empathy and their needs got all the attention they deserved. With every client we represent, our goals are for them to leave the process (1) knowing they would immediately hire us again if the need ever arose; and (2) they would strongly recommend us to a friend, family or loved one. So while we are proud of the accolades and awards we have won, the highest praise for us comes from a highly satisfied client. We encourage you to read what our clients have said about their experience with our firm by visiting our Testimonials. Or you can see reviews of our firm on our Facebook page or on Google.Our Practice Areas Car Accidents
In 2017, Tennessee had 966 fatal car accidents and another 50,195 injury car accidents, and a lot of those took place right here in Middle Tennessee. Davidson County (Nashville) was first in overall crash rank and Rutherford County (Murfreesboro) was 5 th. Every single day, our award-winning lawyers help our car accident clients get the compensation they deserve. We know how to handle the insurance companies and we know how to maximize your settlement or verdict.Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be complicated, so you need lawyers who can help sort through all of the evidence including the truck driver’s employment records, the driver’s log books, truck maintenance issues, the evidence at the scene of the wreck and much more. The trucking company and their insurance company dispatch investigators and lawyers to the scene of serious wrecks. Our lawyers have been recognized as some of the best in our field and we can help you following a tractor-trailer accident.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists simply do not have the same safety protection as occupants of a car or truck so their injuries are often much more severe. For that reason, motorcycle riders need help from experienced lawyers who know how to make sure you receive the most compensation reasonably possible for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and much more. Motorcyclists tend to be independent and capable folks who can handle a lot of things themselves, but handling your own motorcycle accident case is not well-advised. Let us help.Medical Malpractice
Experts estimate that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 people every single year. And because medical malpractice cases are so complex and difficult, 80% of lawsuits filed for medical malpractice result in no compensation for the injury victim or their survivors. Medical malpractice cases demand experience, and we have it. John Day has been certified as a Medical Malpractice Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Unfortunately, we are unable to help a lot of people who call us on medical malpractice cases but it costs you nothing to find out if we think we can help because the initial consultation is always free.Pedestrian Accidents
Nashville, Murfreesboro and most of Middle Tennessee are following a nationwide trend: pedestrian accidents are on the rise. Tennessee has enacted a variety of laws to protect pedestrians including school children entering and exiting buses, but too many drivers simply do not obey those laws resulting in serious accidents. Our award-winning lawyers can help you and your family if you have been hit by a car or truck. We have handled a multitude of different types of pedestrian accident cases and have the experience you need to win.Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists who have been hit by a car or truck often have devastating injuries, and they need experienced lawyers who can prove the accident was the driver’s fault. Otherwise, they could face medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages without any compensation. The Law Offices of John Day has obtained substantial settlements for bicyclists injured by careless drivers because we know the law and we know how to win. Of course, it costs nothing to see if we can help you. Just give us a call for a free consultation.Dog Bites
A dog bite, or even worse, a dog attack can have immediate and long-term consequences for the victim especially children. A large number of dog bites and attacks are from a dog the victim knows such as one belonging to a neighbor, relative or a friend. As a result some victims are reluctant to bring a claim, but most dog bite and dog attack cases are covered by homeowner’s insurance. Our award-winning lawyers know Tennessee dog bite law and know how to convince the insurance company to pay you the compensation you deserve.Boating Accidents
A day on the water can be relaxing and fun unless someone is careless and causes an accident. Unfortunately, too many boaters fail to follow basic boating safety. Just as bad, they operate their boats after drinking too much. Did you know a boat owner is responsible for harm caused by their boat even if they were not the driver? The experienced boating attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day know the ins and outs of Tennessee boating law and we are here to help you if your fun day on the water was turned into a nightmare by someone’s carelessness.
*Only personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency. Business litigation is not included.