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Cumberland County, Tennessee

Cumberland County, Crossville, TN Injury AttorneysWith decades of experience, our nationally-recognized lawyers have helped injured people in Crossville, Crab Orchard, Pleasant Hill and all of Cumberland County. So that we can focus solely on civil litigation, we do not handle divorces, wills and trusts, bankruptcies, corporate or criminal matters. But over the years, we have handled just about every type of personal injury and wrongful death case imaginable including slip and falls accidents, sexual abuse cases and other cases involving criminal conductdog bite cases, pedestrian accidents, drowning accidents, medical malpractice cases, golf cart accidents, eye injuries, construction accidents, brain injuries, farm equipment accidents, golf cart accidents, spinal cord injuries, liquor liability casesinjuries caused by defective products, boating accidents, jet ski accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, etc. Of course, some of the most common types of injury cases we handle are automobile accidents, motorcycle wrecks and tractor-trailer crashes.

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 2011-2015, Cumberland County ranked 33rd in the overall crash rate. The fatal crash rate for the county was 37th and the injury crash rate was 40th. Cumberland County's motorcycle crash rate was 51st. The State also tracks alcohol-related accidents. In that sub-category, Cumberland county had a fatality rate of 30th and injury rate of 9th. The speeding crash rate for the county was 5th. For young drivers (ages 15 to 24), the crash rate was 15th. Senior drivers in Cumberland County fared much better with a crash rate of 48th. These statistics and many others can be found here.

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 recover uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits from 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. We have recovered more than $140 million dollars for our satisfied clients, and we can 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:

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. A copy of the Local Rules for Chancery Court can be found here.

For the 2010-2011 reporting period, 79 tort cases were filed in Cumberland County and 5 cases went to trial.  But, none of those trials resulted in the injured party recovering any money.  Instead, the defendant won.  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. Last year, the the story was much the same: 76 tort cases filed with two going to trial. The injured party lost both trials.

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.

The law only allows a limited time to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or simply complete this online form.

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