Bledsoe County, Tennessee
With decades of experience, our award-winning lawyers are dedicated to helping injury victims in Pikeville, Cold Springs, Dill, Lees Station, Lusk, Melvine, Mount Crest, New Harmony, Pailo, Summer City and all of Bledsoe County.
Types of Cases We Handle in Bledsoe County
Residents of Bledsoe County and Middle Tennessee turn to us when they have been injured in an accident. At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. our focus is on civil litigation and injury and wrongful death cases, so we do not handle corporate matters, criminal cases, bankruptcies or wills and trusts. But, we do handle all conceivable types of injury cases including boating accidents, farming accidents, construction accidents, burn injury cases, bicycle accidents, brain injury cases, golf cart accidents, liquor liability cases, food poisoning cases, drowning accidents, eye injury cases, medical malpractice cases, dog bite injuries, sexual abuse cases, slip and fall accidents, injuries caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products and many others.
Car Crashes in Bledsoe County
Motor vehicle accidents are a large part of our practice including trucking cases, car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, towing-related accidents or motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles or pedestrians. While we all do it almost every day, driving is still a dangerous activity especially when some drivers ignore traffic laws or common sense. The Tennessee Department of Safety collects and publishes crash data for each county. From 2015-2019, Bledsoe County had the following statistics (out of the 95 Tennessee counties):
- Overall Crash Rate: 95th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 32nd
- Injury Crash Rate: 93rd
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 75th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 19th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 92nd
- Speeding Crash Rate: 72nd
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 95th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 92nd
We Can Help You
If you have been serioulsy injured in any kind of accident due to someone's carelessness, you need the experienced team at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. For no charge, we will provide you with an initial consultation and let you know if we think you have a case and explain your rights if you do. If we think we can help and you decide to hire us, we can help you recover money for your losses which may include pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earning capacity, permanent impairments, scarring, etc.
In many accidents, there can be more than one at-fault party. For instance, in a car wreck, the following claims might be possible:
- A claim against the other driver and/or his insurance company.
- A claim against your own insurance company for uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits (depending upon the language of your insurance policy).
- A claim against the other driver's employer, if the other driver was on the job at the time of the wreck.
- A product liability claim against the manufacturer of your vehicle if the vehicle did not perform as designed during the accident -- for example, the seat back broke or the airbags did not deploy and these failures caused or exacerbated your injuries.
- A claim against the owner of the other vehicle (if different from the driver) for possible negligent entrustment of the vehicle to an unfit driver.
- A claim against a restaurant or bar, if the other driver was served too much alcohol before the accident.
- A claim against the State or contractor for road conditions or construction area conditions.
Depending upon the facts of your case, additional claims may be possible. But, rest assured, our office will pursue all responsible and collectible parties so that you get the justice and maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Most cases are settled, but if suit must be filed to protect your rights, Bledsoe County is located in the 12th Judicial District which also includes Franklin, Grundy, 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. The Local Rules can be reviewed here.
For the 2018-2019 reporting period, only 10 tort cases were filed in Bledsoe County. Tort cases are claims for personal injury or wrongful death. There were zero jury trials involving tort claims in Bledsoe County during that time frame. This is similar to the date from years past, which is set forth below. The last year referenced for this data is the 2018-2019 reporting period.
For the 2010-2011 reporting period, three tort cases (cases involving claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed in Bledsoe County. Only one case went to trial during that period and it did not result in a verdict for the injured party. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, eight tort cases were filed in Bledsoe County but zero cases went to trial. For 2012-2013, 15 tort cases were filed but none went to trial. The 2013-2014 was much the same: 9 tort cases were filed and again none went to trial. For 2015-2016, 7 tort cases were filed. While 2 of those cases went to trial, the injured party lost both of them. For 2016-2017, eight tort cases were filed and none went to trial.
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 Bledsoe County, please click on the link.
Why You Should Hire Us
John Day literally wrote the books on injury law in Tennessee. (See them here 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, P.C. as one of the nation's Best Law Firms. And, we have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients. Isn't this who you want representing you?
If you have been injured in an accident in Bledsoe County or you are a resident of Bledsoe County who has been injured elsewhere in Tennessee, contact us today. We have three offices in Middle Tennessee but we are happy to come to you wherever you are. Give us a call at any of the numbers below: