Hamilton County, Tennessee
We handle every type of injury case imaginable including dog bite cases, carbon monoxide poisoning cases, drowning and near-drowning accidents, golf cart accidents, sexual abuse cases, bicycle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, jet ski accidents, construction accidents, liquor liability or dram shop cases, pedestrian accidents, premise liability cases, boating accidents, cases involving defective or unreasonably dangerous products, farm equipment accidents, medical malpractice cases including birth injuries, food poisoning cases, meningitis cases, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, eye injuries, burns and almost any other type of injury.
Car Accident Cases in Hamilton County, Tennessee
From 2015-2019, Hamilton County ranked 4th in the state in the overall crash rate, so we also handle a tremendous number of trucking accidents, car accidents, bus accidents and motorcycle wrecks. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, Hamilton County had the following rankings for the most recent reporting period:
- Fatal crash rate: 84th
- Injury crash rate: 5th
- Motorcycle crash rate: 10th
- Alcohol-impaired fatality rate: 67th
- Alcohol-impaired crash rate: 41st
- Speeding crash rate: 3rd
- Young driver (ages 15 to 24) crash rate: 4th
- Senior driver (ages 65+) crash rate: 5th
We Can Help You and Your Family
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injuries, we are here to help you. We have helped thousands of satisfied clients, and we understand the financial, physical and emotional burdens caused by serious accidents. Our goal is simple: to get you the maximum compensation reasonably possible in the shortest amount of time reasonably possible.
We try to accomplish that goal via settlement, but sometimes the party who caused the harm or their insurance company does not want to be reasonable. In those situations, we will not hesitate to take your case to court to ensure you are treated fairly. For more information on the litigation process and what to expect, click here.
Hamilton County Judges and Court Information
In Hamilton County, the following judges hear civil cases in Circuit Court:
Our seasoned attorneys know the ins and outs of Hamilton County's Local Rules of Court which govern various topics such as setting cases for trial, subpoenas, motion practice, pretrial procedure, etc., so we can skillfully navigate your injury case through the litigation process.
For the 2011-2012 reporting period, there were 702 tort cases (Tort cases are claims for personal injury or wrongful death.) filed in Hamilton County and 42 went to trial. Of the 42 cases tried, only 15 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The total damages awarded for the year was $9,461,158.00 for an average award of $630,744.00. For 2012-2013, 711 tort cases were filed in Chattanooga and 37 tort cases went to trial. Of those 17 trials, the injured party won 10 of them. The average award was $30,365.00. For the 2013-2014 data year, 659 tort cases were filed and 37 went to trial. The injured party won 16 of those trials with an average award of $169,198.00. In 2014-2015, 622 tort cases were filed and 47 went to trial. The injured party only won 11 of those 47 trials, and the average award was $366,059.00. For 2015-2016, 755 cases were filed, 47 went to trial, and 12 cases were awarded damages for an average of $46,715. For 2016-2017, 786 tort cases were filed and 38 went to trial (15 jury and 23 non-jury). The injury victim won 12 of those 38 trials and the average award was $35,778. In 2017-2018, 756 tort cases were filed and 32 went to trial (15 jury and 17 non-jury). Injury victims won 17 of those 32 trials (slightly better than half), and the average award was $63,545. 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 Hamilton County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
If you have been injured in Hamilton County or you are a resident of Hamiliton County who has been injured elsewhere, contact one of our experienced injury attorneys today. We will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation in which we talk to you about your case, help you understand your options and advise you of your rights. And if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to your home or the hospital.
You have nothing to lose and so much to gain by contacting our office for your injury case. Our award-winning attorneys handle all of our accident cases on a contingency basis which means we only get paid if we win. And, because we advance all case expenses such as court reporter costs and expert fees, you will never be out of pocket any money to pursue your rights. For more detailed information on attorney fees and costs, click here.
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We have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients and we would like to help you too.