Cumberland County, Tennessee
Car Accident Cases in Cumberland County
Tennessee has more than one thousand miles of interstate and approximately 4.5 million licensed drivers. Multitudes of out-of-state travelers and truckers use Tennessee interstates. In Cumberland County, the major roadway is Interstate 40, which is a site of countless wrecks caused by drunk driving, excessive speed, texting while driving and other forms of inattention or negligence.
According to the State's data, from 2015-2019, Cumberland County ranked 21st in the overall crash rate. The fatal crash rate for the county was 42nd and the injury crash rate was 45th. Cumberland County's motorcycle crash rate was 53rd. The State also tracks alcohol-related accidents. In that sub-category, Cumberland county had a fatality rate of 41st and injury rate of 12th. The speeding crash rate for the county was 2nd. For young drivers (ages 15 to 24), the crash rate was 23rd. Senior drivers in Cumberland County fared much better with a crash rate of 49th. Cumberland County's motorcycle crash rate was 72nd.
Our Experienced and Aggressive Team Can Help You
If you have been involved in an accident and someone else was to blame, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. Damages can include pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, lost time from work, lost earning capacity (if there is a permanent injury), loss of enjoyment of life, scarring (if any), etc.
In order to recover these damages, a claim must be made against the other driver. If the other driver has insurance, proof of your losses is submitted to the insurance company. If the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance, you may be able to make an uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits claim against your own insurance carrier, but this will depend upon the language of your auto insurance policy. If the other driver was on the job at the time of the accident, a claim may be possible against the employer. Depending upon the condition of the roadway, it may be possible to bring a claim against the State or, if the area was under construction, against the contractor performing the work. There may be a possible product liability claim against your car manufacturer if, for example, the airbags in your vehicle should have deployed but they did not. If the other driver was served too much alcohol before the accident, there may be a liquor liability claim against the bar or restaurant.
As you can see, there are several types of claims that may need to be pursued as a result of a car crash. Each one needs to be investigated and analyzed fully by our experienced team. By letting us do the work, you can be assured we are investigating all at-fault parties and you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Here are just a few reasons you should hire us:
- We know the law. John Day literally wrote the books on Tennessee injury and trial law. These books are routinely used by courts and other lawyers.
- We know the medical issues. Our focus is injury cases so we have seen thousands of injuries and we are well-versed in the medicine. In addition, we have a full-time nurse on staff to assist with medical issues.
- We know how to get results. Just ask our satisfied clients. We would be privileged to help you too.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Of course, we try to settle your case without the necessity of filing suit. But sometimes, the responsible party denies any wrongdoing or denies the severity of your injuries. When that happens, it usually becomes necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf. If you would like more information about the litigation process, click here.
Cumberland County Judges and Court Information
Cumberland County is in the 13th Judicial District, and the following individuals preside over civil cases in Circuit Court:
The 13th Judicial District has established Local Rules for its courts. These rules govern issues such as issuing subpoenas, setting a case for trial, etc. A copy of the Local Rules for Circuit Court can be found here.
For the 2011-2012 reporting period, 86 tort cases were filed in Cumberland County and five went to trial. Only one went to trial and it resulted in a large verdict for the injured party in the sum of $5,000,000.00. For 2012-2013, there were 77 tort cases filed in Cumberland County and only one case was tried. Unfortunately, the injured party lost that trial. For 2013-2014, two tort cases were tried. And yet again, the injured parties lost those trials. In 2014-2015, the story was much the same: 76 tort cases filed with two going to trial. The injured party lost both trials. In 2015-2016, 84 cases were filed, 5 went to trial, but neither of the injured parties received an awards. From 2017-2018, 61 tort cases were filed and only one tort case was tried, which resulted in a loss for the injured party. In 2018-2019, 67 tort cases were filed and zero were tried. The last year referenced for this data is the 2018-2019 reporting period.
As you can see from these statistics, there are no guarantees in trial. So, it is critical for you to have an experienced and aggressive team fighting for you. Our award-winning attorneys know how to get results. Just look at some of our client testimonials.
So if you have been in injured in Crossville, Crab Orchard, Pleasant Hill or anywhere else in Cumberland County or you are a Cumberland County resident who has been injured in some other part of the State or country, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will answer your questions and advise you of your rights. We only get paid if we win and we advance all case expenses so you are never out of pocket any money. For more information on fees and costs, click here.
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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 Cumberland County, please click on the link.