Davidson County, Tennessee
For decades, our award-winning attorneys have fought for the right of those Nashvillians who have been injured in all types of cases including boating accidents, bicycle accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning accidents, jet ski accidents, food poisoning cases, golf cart accidents, liquor liability cases, birth injury case, drowning accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, food poisoning cases, sexual abuse cases,claims for compensation for crime victims, summer camp accidents, water park accidents, train accidents, dog bite cases, cases involving defective or dangerous products, cases involving eye injuries, brain injuries and burn injuries and many, many other types of injury and death cases.
Of course, we also handle a tremendous number of car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Davidson County is a dangerous place to drive. From 2012-2016, Davidson County ranked 1st in the State for both overall crash rate and injury crash rate. Davidson county ranked 2nd in the State for motorcycle crashes. Davidson County was 73rd in fatal alcohol-related crashes and 42nd in alcohol-related crashes with injuries. Davidson County was first in the State for speed-related crashes and it also ranked highest in accidents involving both young drivers (drivers between the ages of 15 and 24 years old) and senior drivers (over 65 years old). These crash statistics can be found here.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
This is a frequent question we are asked. While most claims can be resolved without the necessity of litigation, on some occasions the case must go to court because the responsible party denies fault or denies the severity and extent of your injuries. But, rest assured, you will be in good hands with John Day as he is certified as a civil trial specialist by The National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Davidson County Judges and Court Information
If it is necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Davidson County is located within the 20th Judicial District of Tennessee, which is comprised of Circuit, Criminal, Chancery, and Probate courts. The following people serve as trial judges for civil cases for the 20th Judicial District:
- Joseph P. Binkley
- Cheryl A. Blackburn
- Claudia Bonnyman
- Thomas White Brothers
- Steve R. Dozier
- Mark J. Fishburn
- Hamilton V. Gayden
- David Randall Kennedy
- Ellen Hobbs Lyle
- Amanda McClendon
- Carol L. McCoy
- Russell T. Perkins
- Phillip Robinson
- Philip E. Smith
- Kelvin D. Jones
- Monte D. Watkins
- William E. (Bill) Young
The 20th Judicial District Local Rules of Court can be found here. These rules help explain how the courts work, which is particularly useful to those finding themselves involved in a legal matter. If you would like more information on what to expect from the litigation process, click here.
Following a state-wide trend, relatively few tort cases go to trial in Davidson County. For the 2010-2011 reporting period, 1,471 tort cases (claims for injury or death) were filed in Davidson County and 63 cases went to trial. Of those cases that were tried, 36 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The average award was $240,962.00. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, 1,382 tort cases were filed in Davidson County, 69 went to trial and 35 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The average award increased slightly to $258,046.00.
For 2012-2013, 1,571 tort cases were filed in Nashville but only 66 went to trial. Of those 66 trials, the injured party prevailed in 43 of them. The average award in Davidson County was $325,250.00. The average is slightly skewed and higher than the last two years because of one particularly large verdict of $13,623,000.00, which was awarded to the family of a permanently brain damaged baby in a medical malpractice trial.
For 2013-2014, 57 tort cases were tried. The injured party prevailed in 34 of those trials, and the average award was $73,278.00. And last year, 1,556 tort cases were filed and 53 went to trial. The injured party won 26 of those 53 trials and the average award was $125,592.00.
Finally, last year 1,700 tort cases were filed and 53 went to trial. 28 of those injured parties won for and average award of $130,262.
Why You Should Hire Us
It really is quite simple: we believe in our clients' cases and we know how to get results. But, you do not have to take that statement at face value. Take a moment and review just a few of our client testimonials and our successes. Then, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We only get paid if we recover money for you and we advance all case expenses -- so pursuing the compensation you deserve will not cost you a dime. If you would like more detailed information about our fees and costs, click here.
If you or someone you love has been injured in Nashville or anywhere else in Davidson County or is a Davidson County resident who has been injured elsewhere, contact us today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online.