Knox County, Tennessee
With over 100 years of combined experience, our award-winning and nationally-recognized attorneys have been privileged to be the voice of Knoxville and Knox County residents who have been injured or killed as a result of the carelessness of someone else. Unlike a lot of lawyers who handle all types of cases, we focus our practice on civil litigation and personal injury and wrongful death cases. We do not handle real estate matters, bankruptcies, tax matters, criminal cases, divorces, child custody matters, wills or trusts, corporate matters, etc.
But, we do handle every type of injury case imaginable including medical malpractice cases including injuries and death during child birth, sexual abuse cases, injuries caused by defective products, construction accidents, bicycle accidents, liquor liability cases, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, dog bite cases, nursing home neglect and abuse cases, jet ski accidents, farming accidents, drowning and near-drowning accidents, golf cart accidents, food poisoning cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, cases involving serious brain injuries, eye injuries and burns and many more.
Car Accidents in Knox County
Our office also handles a tremendous number of auto accidents, motorcycle crashes, bus wrecks and trucking accidents. And unfortunately, Knox County residents experience a tremendous number of these types of crashes. According to data collected from the Tennessee Department of Safety, Knox County ranks 10th out of 95 counties in the overall crash rate for 2015-2019. Other key crash statistics for the county include:
- Fatal Crash Rate: 79th
- Injury Crash Rate: 21st
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 33rd
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 64th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 50th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 36th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 8th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 9th
We Can Help You and Your Family
Whether your injury stems from a car accident, a pedestrian accident, dog attack, drowning accident, construction accident, golf cart accident, jet ski accident, summer camp accident, boat accident, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims or virtually anything else, we are here to help you. We understand the physical, emotional and financial burdens caused by serious accidents. And, our goal is simple: to get you and your family the maximum compensation reasonably possible in the shortest amount of time possible.
Knox County Judges and Court Information
To accomplish this goal, we must sometimes take the at-fault party to court. If we have to file suit on your behalf, the following judges hear civil cases in Knox County Circuit Court:
Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in Knox County's Local Rules of Court which govern various topics such as setting cases for trial, subpoenas, pretrial procedure, etc., so we can skillfully guide your case through the litigation process. If you would like more detailed information about what to expect during litigation, read more here.
Like most places in Tennessee, in the last decade, Knox County has seen a decrease in the number of tort cases tried. (Tort cases are claims for personal injury or wrongful death.) For the 2010-2011 reporting period, there were 998 tort cases filed in Knox County with 49 of those cases going all the way to a trial. Of the 49 cases tried, only 22 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The total damages awarded for the year was $5,702,059.00 for an average award of $259,185.00. For the 2011-2012, 1,044 tort cases were filed with 45 resulting in a trial. Of the 45 cases tried, only 17 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The average award was $90,019.00. For 2012-2013, there were 938 tort cases filed in Knox County and 38 tort cases were tried. Of the 38 tort cases that went to trial, the injured party prevailed in only 18 of them. The average award was $149,205.00. For 2013-2014, 1,007 tort cases were filed in Knox County and 61 went to trial. Of those 61 trials, only nine resulted in a verdict for the injured party, and the average award was just $24,008.00. In 2014-2015, 886 tort cases were filed and 45 were tried. Of those 45 trials, the injury victim only won 10. The average award in those 10 cases was $358,412.00. For 2015-2016, 984 tort cases were filed and 61 went to trial. The injury victim won 15 of those trials and the average of the awards was $209,703. For 2016-2017, 954 tort cases were filed and 42 were tried, but the injury victim only won 12 of those trials and the average award went way down to $20,992. During 2017-2018, 927 tort cases were filed with 37 trials and only 14 wins for the injury victims. The average award that year was $64, 062. Last year, 879 tort cases were filed and 16 were tried and the injury victims only won four of those trials. There was one large verdict (over $1 million) that skewed the average significantly upwards to $556,047. 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 Knox County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
These case statistics highlight the need for quality representation by a firm with a proven track record for its clients. If you have been injured in Knoxville or anywhere else in Knox County, contact one of our experienced injury attorneys today.
We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation in which we thoroughly review your case and advise you of your rights. We handle all of our accident cases on a contingency basis which means we only get paid if we win. And, unlike a lot of other lawyers, we advance all case expenses which means you are never out of pocket any money to pursue your case. To learn more about what we charge and the expenses we pay, click here.
Contact us online or call us anytime of day toll-free at 866-812-8787. We are always happy to come to you at your home, the hospital or wherever is convenient.