Bedford County, Tennessee
What Types of Cases Do You Handle in Bedford County?
We handle all types of injury cases including, but certainly not limited to, carbon-monoxide poisoning cases, dog bite cases, burn injury cases, golf cart accident cases, boating accidents, food poisoning cases, brain injury cases, jet ski accidents, eye injury cases, bicycle accidents, cases involving defective or unreasonably dangerous products, pedestrian accidents, farming accidents, construction accidents, sexual abuse cases, orthopedic injuries, drowning accidents, near-drowning accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, birth injury cases, medical malpractice cases, uninsured/underinsured motorist cases and many more.
Do You Handle Car Accident Cases in Bedford County?
Not surprisingly, a large part of our practice is auto accidents including motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer wrecks, car accidents, car vs. pedestrian cases and car v. bicycle cases. The Tennessee Department of Safety collects data on each county's crash statistics, and Bedford County ranked 18th in the overall crash rate for 2021. For fatal accidents, Bedford County was 33rd and for injury accidents the county ranked 22nd. While we all know alcohol plays a significant role in crashes, drivers traveling in Bedford County continue combine drinking and driving at an alarming rate. For alcohol-impaired crashes, Bedford County ranked 3rd in the State with 73 accidents attributed to alcohol. Bedford County had 21 motorcycle crashes making it 33rd in the State and for speed-related crashes Bedford County was 14th in the State.
I Was Involved In An Injury Accident, What Do I Do?
While each case is different, there are some standard do's and don'ts following an injury accident. And, of course, if you have additional questions, contact one of our experienced lawyers who will be happy to walk you through the process or you can learn more on our FAQ page.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We know our clients do not relish the thought of going to court so we make every effort to settle your case without the necessity of filing suit or going to trial. But, there are times when the defendant or insurance company refuses to do what is right or pay what is fair. When that happens, we will not hesitate to protect your rights in court. John Day is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
In Bedford County, for the 2018-2019 reporting period, 52 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed and three went to trial (all 3 were non-jury). The injury victim lost all three cases. For 2017-2018, there were 51 tort cases filed and 3 tried (all non-jury) and zero wins for injury victims. For 2016-2017, there were 52 tort cases tried and 13 non-jury trials. Again, there was not a single win for injury victims. For 2015-2016, there were 48 tort cases filed, 12 non-jury trials and zero victories for injury victims. The last year referenced for this data is the 2018-2019 reporting period.
John Day has created a new website (BirdDog Law) to give citizens, judges, and lawyers important information about the court system of every county in Tennessee, including updated trial statistics in each of the 95 counties. For more recent information and an understanding of the trends in jury and nonjury personal injury and wrongful death cases in Bedford County, please click on the link.
Bedford County is located in the 17th Judicial District which also includes Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties. The Circuit Court judges in the 17th Judicial District are:
The 17th Judicial District has also established Local Rules that govern the day to day operations of the court including such things as the issuance of subpoenas, setting cases for trial, etc. A copy of the Local Rules can be reviewed here.
What Do I Do To Get Started?
The first step is to contact us online or by calling at us at one of our three convenient locations:
We provide a free, no-obligation consultation in which we analyze your case, answer your questions and advise you of your rights. If your injuries prevent you from coming to us, we will gladly come to you. Getting started will not cost you a penny either because we advance all case expenses and we only get paid if we win. Contact us today as the law only allows you a limited time to pursue your rights.