Cheatham County, Tennessee
Our award-winning team has decades of experience in being the voice of injured people in Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Pegram, Joelton and all over Cheatham County, TN. Our firm handles all types of tort cases including car wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, burn injury cases, sexual abuse case, construction accidents, dog bite cases, farming accidents, eye injury cases, pedestrian accidents, liquor liability cases, product-related accidents, boating accidents, jet ski accidents, medical malpractice cases, bicycle accidents, dog bites cases, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims and many others. Below are some statistics on motor vehicle accidents in Cheatham County.
Car Crashes in Cheatham County
From 2015 to 2019, Cheatham County ranked 50th out of the State's 95 counties in the overall crash rate. For the fatal crash rate, the county's rank was 67th and for injury crashes it was 59th. In the separate category of motorcycle crashes, the rank was 58th. Excessive alcohol and driving are a dangerous combination. But unfortunately, it still occurs. Cheatham County had an alcohol-impaired fatality rate of 81st and an alcohol-impaired crash rate of 11th. Speed also plays its part in accidents. In Cheatham County, the speeding crash rate was 39th in the State. The Tennessee Department of Safety also collects data on the age of drivers involved in accidents. According to the State's statistics, from 2015 to 2019, the crash rate for young drivers (age 15 to 24) in Cheatham County was 63rd. For senior drivers (ages 65+), the crash rate was 58th.
How Can We Help You?
If you or someone you love has been injured and it was the fault of someone else, let us help you get the money you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, etc. While you are recuperating from your injuries, the last thing you have the time or energy for is dealing with the other driver's insurance company. Instead of trying to do it yourself, let us do the work for you. We will help you get the maximum recovery possible while you concentrate on getting better and putting your life back together.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Most cases can be settled without going to court. But sometimes, in order to protect your rights, a lawsuit must be filed. If we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Cheatham County is located within the 23rd Judicial District, which also includes Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. The trial courts in the 23rd Judicial District are presided over by:
The 23rd Judicial District has promulgated Local Rules, which control such things as appearance of counsel, continuances of cases, setting of trials, motion dates, etc. A copy of the Local Rules for the 23rd Judicial District can be found here.
Here is an overview of Cheatham County tort filings and jury trials for the past decade: For the 2010-2011 reporting period, there were 40 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) filed in Cheatham County. Three cases went to trial during that same time period, but none of those trials resulted in verdict for the injured party. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, 48 tort cases were filed in Cheatham County and only one went to trial. In that trial, the injured party did not receive any compensation. For 2012-2013, there were 40 tort cases filed in Cheatham County and one tort case went to trial. The damages awarded in that single case were substantial: $2,085,500.00. For the 2013-2014 reporting year, 40 tort cases were filed and one went to trial. The injured party lost that trial. For the 2013-2014 reporting year, 36 tort cases were filed but not a single case went to trial. During the 2015-2016 reporting period, 34 tort cases were filed, 3 of those went to trial, but none of the injured parties received compensation. In 2016-2017, 45 cases were filed with 1 non-jury trial. No damages were awarded in that trial. Finally, in the most recent reporting period of 2018-2019, 36 tort cases were filed with 2 non-jury trials. No damages were awarded again. This statistics highlight the need for experienced representation in the event your case does not settle and must be tried. 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 Cheatham County, please click on the link.
Why You Should Hire Us
These statistics demonstrate just how important it is to choose the right lawyer. Of course, you want an attorney who can get you the maximum compensation you deserve, and you also need an attorney who can resolve your case quickly -- instead of letting it linger for years and years. And if it does go to trial, you want a board certified trial lawyer like John Day and Joy Day.
When selecting an attorney, compare credentials and results. Ask important questions like:
- Typically how long does it take for your office to resolve a case?
- Do you charge your clients interest on case advances?
- Do you require your clients to take out litigation loans?
- What results have you achieved in similar cases?
- Do you have a full-time nurse on staff to assist with medical issues?
- What type of accolades and experience do you have?
We can help you recover the compensatory damages and, if appropriate, the punitive damages you deserve and help you put your life back together after an accident. If you or a loved one has been hurt in Cheatham County or you are a Cheatham County resident, contact us anytime online and we will reach out to you. Or call one of our offices for a free, no-obligation consultation.
If you are unable to come to our office, we will gladly come to you. We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we recover money for you. Give us a call. Your time to pursue a case is limited.