Franklin, Tennessee Injury Attorneys
For decades, the award-winning injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day have been privileged to represent the residents of Franklin when they have been injured due to someone's carelessness.
Types of Cases We Handle in Franklin
Our attorneys are experienced in all types of injury cases including auto accidents, medical malpractice cases, drowning and near-drowning accidents, bus accidents, burn injuries, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse cases, food poisoning cases, food allergy cases, summer camp accidents, towing accidents, trucking accidents, sexual abuse cases, golf cart accidents, boating accidents, liquor liability cases, jet ski accidents, sexual abuse cases, cases involving burn injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries (quadriplegia and paraplegia), broken bones and many more. We even handle more unique cases like claims against members of the clergy and eye injuries due to paintball guns. Regardless of the nature of your personal injury or wrongful death claim, it is important for you to know your rights and to act quickly to protect them.
We Can Level the Playing Field
From the moment they receive notice of an accident, corporations and insurance companies will hire adjusters, investigators, attorneys and experts to try and deny or minimize, as much as possible, your claim. While you are trying to recover from your injuries, they are interviewing witnesses, taking photos of the scene, gathering the relevant records and more. You need an ally on your side. You need one of our experienced injury attorneys fighting for you. To learn more about the work we do once you hire us, click here.
We Can Help You and Your Family
We will thoroughly investigate your case and gather the critical evidence. We will handle all negotiations and information requests from the insurance company. Our full-time staff nurse will address your medical questions and issues. In short, we will work to make sure you get the maximum compensation reasonably possible in the shortest amount of time reasonably possible.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
Most cases can be resolved through settlement. But sometimes, the insurance company denies liability or denies the severity of your injuries. In those cases, we must file suit to protect your rights and to ensure you receive the compensation your deserve.
Williamson County Judges and Case Statistics
Franklin and all of Williamson County are part of the 21st Judicial District, and the judges "ride the circuit," which means they divide their time hearing cases in the four counties comprising the district. Because Williamson County has the largest population of the four counties, the judges spend a significant portion of their time in Franklin.
The following people serve as trial judges for the 21st Judicial District:here. These rules govern various topics such as motion dates, setting cases for trial, pretrial procedure, etc.
Like many places in Tennessee, there are relatively few personal injury, wrongful death and other types of tort cases tried in Williamson County. Below is information on the tort cases tried in the 21st Judicial District:
In 2010, 288 tort cases were filed and 16 went to trial. Of those 16 trials, only 4 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The total damages awarded was $1,590,001.00 for an average award of $397,000.00. In 2011, 278 tort cases were filed and 6 went to trial. Of those 6 trials, only 2 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The total damages awarded was $57,862.00 for an average award of $28,931.00. For 2012-2013, 235 tort cases were filed and 8 tort cases were tried to a judge or jury. The results: the injured party won only 4 of the trials and the average compensation award was $45,430.00. In 2013-2014, 3 tort cases were tried out of the 237 filed. The accident victim won only one of those three trials and the total amount awarded was $22,997.00. In 2014-2015, 255 tort cases were filed and, of the 4 tort cases tried, the injured party won 2 of them. The average verdict last year was $39,913.00. Last year in Williamson County, 261 tort cases were filed and 4 went to trial. 3 of the injured parties were awarded an average of $41,358.
We Know How to Get Results
We are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients. In one Williamson County case, we secured an award in excess of $6 million dollars for the death of a 39-week old, unborn child who died in his mother's womb. (The case was later settled for an amount that the insurance company insisted remain confidential.)
Our experienced injury attorneys can help you too. All of our initial consultations are free and without obligation. Click here to learn more about our fees and the case expenses we advance.
If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to you at your home or the hospital. Call us anytime at 615-742-4880 (Brentwood) or toll-free at 866.812.8787 or contact us online.