Jefferson County, Tennessee
Following an accident, the emotional, physical and financial burdens can be overwhelming. You probably have lots of questions like:
- What Do I Do Following An Accident?
- What Is My Case Worth?
- How Do I Select the Right Personal Injury Attorney To Help Me?
- What Do You Charge to Handle My Case?
- What Can I Expect During the Litigation Process?
- What Is The Deadline For Bringing My Case?
When you contact our offices, one of our experienced lawyers will meet with you to review your case, answer these questions and any others you have and explain your rights in clear terms. If you are unable to come to our office, we will gladly come to your home, the hospital or wherever is most convenient for you.
We handle all injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you. And, unlike some lawyers, we advance all case expenses which means you do not have to pay a penny to get started. We have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients and we would like to help you too.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
While we understand that no one really wants to go to court, if we must file suit to protect your rights, Jefferson County is located in the 4th Judicial District of Tennessee. The 4th Judicial District has four Circuit Court Judges:
Very few tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) are filed in Jefferson County and even fewer go to trial. For reporting year 2011-2012, 51 tort cases were filed in Jefferson County but not a single case went to trial. For 2012-2013, 58 tort cases were filed in Jefferson County and 2 tort cases went to trial. Of those two trials, the injured party only won one of them and the award was $79,402.00. For 2013-2014, 46 tort cases were filed in Jefferson County but none went to trial. In 2014-2015, 49 tort cases were filed, but none were tried. During, 2015-2016, 80 tort cases were filed and 2 went to trial (one jury and one non-jury), but the injury victim lost both those trials. For 2016-2017, 58 tort cases were filed and one was tried (non-jury), and the injury victim lost that trial. For 2017-2018, there were 71 tort cases filed but zero trials. Finally, in 2018-2019, there were 70 tort cases filed and again none went to trial. In summary, for almost a decade, there has only been one verdict for an injury victim in Jefferson County and it was for $79,402.00. 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 Jefferson County, please click on the link.
Winning. It's What We Do.
These statistics highlight the need for an attorney experienced in injury law. John Day literally wrote the books on tort and trial law in Tennessee. These books are relied upon by lawyers and judges across the State and are frequently cited in court opinions as authority on a given subject of law.
John Day and Joy Day are also both board-certified as civil trial specialists by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy. To obtain these certifications, attorneys are subject to an exam, peer and judicial review, documentation of a requisite amount of courtroom work and more. Only a small fraction of the lawyers in the State of Tennessee are board-certified. If you must battle an insurance company, you need lawyers who know how to win and we are those lawyers.
Contact Us Today.
But, do not delay. Tennessee has a very limited time to pursue your injury or wrongful death case. Contact us online or call us anytime at toll-free at 866-812-8787 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.