Humphreys County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, our award-winning attorneys have been privileged to help injured people in Waverly, McEwen, Johnsonville and the rest of Humphreys County. While some lawyers handle all types of cases, our firm only handles civil litigation. We do not handle child custody matters, divorces, wills or trusts, DUIs, bankruptcies, criminal or corporate matters. Instead, we focus and on tort cases.
A tort case is a claim for personal injury or wrongful death due to the negligence or carelessness of another. Examples of tort cases include car wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, farm equipment accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, sexual abuse cases, towing accidents, accidents caused by defective products, boating accidents, jet ski accidents, drowning accidents, golf cart accidents, bicycle accidents, claims for uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits, carbon monoxide cases, food poisoning cases, medical malpractice cases including birth injury cases, dog bite cases, cases involving brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries and eye injuries, etc.
Car Accidents In Humphreys County
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, there are roughly 4.5 million licensed drivers in the state of Tennessee. In addition, a significant number of tractor-trailers and out-of-state travelers use Tennessee roadways because of the number of interstates throughout the State including I-65, I-24, I-75, I-40, I-55, I-26, I-81 and many others.
Unfortunately, some of those drivers are careless. Whether they are texting while driving, eating or simply not paying attention, their carelessness can cause accidents. In addition, impaired drivers, excessive speed and fatigued drivers, including truckers who are over their service hours, also contribute to crashes.
According to the State's data, from 2015 to 2019, Humphreys County ranked 60th in overall crash rate. The county's crash rate for fatal crashes was a surprising 4th. For injury crashes, the county also ranked 39th. In the separate category of motorcycle crashes, Humphreys county ranked 74th. The County had an alcohol-impaired fatality rate of 6th and an alcohol-impaired crash rate of 47th. The speeding crash rate was 81st in the State. The crash rate for young drivers (age 15 to 24) in Humphreys County was 65th. For senior drivers (age 65+), the crash rate was 60th.
We Can Help You And Your Family
If you or someone you love has been injured by someone's carelessness, you are generally entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, etc. In order to obtain this compensation, you typically must make a claim with the other driver's insurance carrier or your own if you also need to pursue an underinsured motorist claim. Usually, the insurance companies demand proof of your losses so you must furnish them with your medical bills, medical records, property damage appraisals, lost wage statements, etc.
Without the help of an experienced lawyer, this can be an exhausting and confusing process. Instead of trying to do it yourself, let our experienced team of lawyers do the work for you and be your advocate to the insurance companies. We will help you get the maximum recovery possible from all potential sources while you concentrate on getting better and putting your life back together. We have recovered millions of dollars for our satisfied clients and we can help you too.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Of course, we try to resolve cases as quickly as possible and without the necessity of filing suit. We understand most people do not want to go to court. We also understand you need the money quickly to help pay medical bills, property damage, loss of income, etc. Sometimes however, the responsible party contests liability or contests the amount of your losses. In those situations, a lawsuit must be filed in order to protect your rights. For more information on what to expect if we take your case, click here.
Humphreys County and Court Information
If we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Humphreys County is located within the 23rd Judicial District, which also includes Dickson, Cheatham, Houston and Stewart counties. The trial courts in the 23rd Judicial District are presided over by:
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, 20 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed in Humphreys County but not a single case was tried in the county. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, 30 tort cases were filed in Humphreys County. Again, no cases were tried in the county for that time frame. For 2012-2013, 30 tort cases were filed in Humphreys County but zero tort cases were tried. For 2013-2014, 23 tort cases were filed but none were tried. In 2014-2015, 27 tort cases were filed and, for the fifth straight year, none were tried. During 2015-2016, 20 tort cases were filed and for the sixth straight year, none were tried. For 2016-2017, 20 tort cases were filed and zero were tried. In 2017-2018, 26 tort cases were and 1 tort case was tried (non-jury), but the injury victim lost. In 2018-2019, 20 tort cases were filed and there was 1 tort case tried to a jury, but the injury victim lost that case too. 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 Humphreys County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today For a Free Evaluation Of Your Case
These statistics demonstrate just how important it is to choose the right lawyer. In order to maximize your chances of recovery, you need an experienced lawyer who will give your case the attention it deserves. John Day literally wrote the books on injury and trial law in Tennessee. Mr. Day and his team of attorneys, paralegals and a full-time nurse can help you recover the money you deserve to help you put your life back together after an accident.
If you or a loved one has been in Humphreys County or you a Humphreys County resident who has been injured elsewhere, contact us today online or toll-free at 866.812.8787. We have three Middle Tennessee office locations and we are always happy to come to you wherever you are.