Dickson County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, our experienced team has been privileged to help injured people in Charlotte, Burns, Dickson, Slayden, Vanleer, White Bluff and the rest of Dickson County. At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. we specialize in civil litigation with a focus on tort cases. What is a tort case? It is a lawsuit brought for injury or wrongful death caused by someone's negligence or carelessness.
Tort cases typically include medical malpractice cases including birth injury cases, slip and fall accidents, liquor liability claims, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, sexual abuse claims, injuries caused by defective or dangerous products, boating accidents, dog bite cases, jet ski accidents, golf cart accidents, drowning accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning cases, food poisoning cases, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, pedestrian accidents, farm equipment accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and cases involving burn injuries, brain injuries and eye injuries and many others.
Car Accident Cases in Dickson County
Our office also handles a tremendous number of car accidents, trucking crashes, bus wrecks and motorcycle wrecks, and Dickson County has its fair share of these accidents. In fact, from 2015-2019, Dickson County ranked 17th in the overall crash rate for the State. During that same time period, the fatal crash rate for the county was 21st, the injury crash rate was 8th and the motorcycle crash rate was 48th. The alcohol-impaired fatality rate for Dickson County was 59th. The alcohol-impaired crash rate was 20th and the speeding crash rate was 52nd. For young drivers, ages 15 to 24, the crash rate for Dickson County was 18th. Older drivers (65+) in Dickson County fared no better as their crash rate was 17th.We Can Help You and Your Family
If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed as a result of someone's carelessness The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. can help you recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, etc. We have recovered millions of dollars for our satisfied clients. Click on these links for more information on compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We know our clients do not want to go to court, so we make every effort to resolve cases without the necessity of a trial. But, despite our best efforts, sometimes a case simply can not be settled because the defendant is not being reasonable and fair. Under those circumstances, we will not hesitate to protect your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. For more information on the litigation process and what to expect, click here.
Dickson County Judges and Court Information
If it is necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Dickson County is in the 23rd Judicial District, which also includes Cheatham, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. The trial courts in the 23rd Judicial District are presided over by:
All civil cases in Circuit Court are heard by one of these individuals. 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.
For the 2010-2011 reporting period, only 51 tort cases (claims for injury or death) were filed in Dickson County and none of those cases went to trial. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, 52 tort cases were filed in Dickson County and again none of those cases went to trial. For 2012-2013, 45 tort cases were filed in Dickson County but none of those cases went to trial. For 2013-2014, 44 tort cases were filed and, yet again, not a single tort case was tried. Again in 2015-2016, 47 tort cases were filed and, for the fifth straight year, not a single tort case was tried in Dickson County. For 2016-2017, only 2 cases were filed, and again not a single tort case was tried in Dickson County. For the calendar year 2017-2018, Dickson County saw large jump in filings with 84 but still no tort cases were tried. For 2018-2019, Dickson County tort filings went down slightly to 68 but no tort cases were 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 Dickson County, please click on the link.
Let Our Award-Winning Attorneys Level the Playing Field
Big corporations and insurance companies have arsenals full of lawyers and plenty of money that they use to avoid paying people who were injured or killed as a result of the negligence and carelessness of others. In order to maximize your chances of recovery, you need an experienced lawyer. John Day literally wrote the books on tort law in Tennessee. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we can help you recover the money you deserve and help you put your life back together after an accident.
We handle all injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we win. Take a moment to review our client testimonials and our successes then contact us today at one of our convenient Middle Tennessee locations. And remember, if you can't come to us, we will gladly come to you. Contact us online or call us today.