Lakeland, Tennessee Injury Attorneys

For more than four decades, the attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. have provided award-winning representation to injury victims in Lakeland and the rest of the state.  We know Lakeland accident victims have a wide array of injury lawyers to choose from, but finding the right one can sometimes be difficult.

How Do I Find the Right Lawyer?

If you have been injured in Lakeland or you are a Lakeland resident who has been injured elsewhere, you need a lawyer who can help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve. Selecting a lawyer is a lot like picking a doctor, and most people would not see a dermatologist for a brain injury.

Likewise, if you have an injury case, you need an injury lawyer. At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. our focus is injury cases and civil litigation. We do not try to combine our injury practice with bankruptcy cases, child custody matters, wills and trusts, criminal cases, corporate matters, adoptions, divorces or real estate closings. Instead, for decades, we have been the voice of all types injury victims and, in the process, we have won millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients.

Our Definition of Success

Why the emphasis on "recovered"? Because some injury lawyers inflate their statistics by taking judgments against unrepresented, uncollectible or uninsured defendants. And if the defendant is uninsured or uncollectible, the injured client is not going to see a penny of that big verdict. But yet, some injury lawyers will use the big verdict to make themselves look more successful than they truly have been. At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., we do not count it as a win unless we actually put money in our client's pocket.

Types of Cases We Handle in Lakeland

We handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including auto accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, brain injury cases, burn injury cases, bus accidents, cases involving defective products, dog bite cases, drowning accidents, eye injury cases, food poisoning cases, golf cart accidents, injuries and death during child birth, jet ski accidents, premise liability cases, liquor liability cases, medical malpractice cases, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, carbon monoxide poisoning cases, summer camp accidents, sexual abuse cases, trucking accidents, farm equipment accidents, towing accidents, construction accidents, cases involving spinal cord (paraplegia and quadriplegia), cases involving broken bones, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases and many, many more.

What To Expect If Your Injury Case Goes To Trial In Shelby County

A tort case is a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. For the 2010-2011 reporting period, there were 1886 tort cases filed. Of those cases, only 79 went to trial and only 42 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The average verdict was $81,887.00. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, there were 1,768 tort cases filed and again 79 cases went to trial. The injured party prevailed in 50 of those cases and the average award was $808,878.00. For 2012-2013, 1,747 tort cases were filed in Shelby County and 76 tort cases were tried. The injured party won 44 of those 76 trials with an average award of $247,527.0. In 2013-2014, 2,210 cases were filed and 95 were tried. The accident victim won 37 of those trials. One of those trials resulted in a verdict in excess of $33 million dollars, which skewed the average award. If that extremely large verdict is removed, then the average award was roughly $83,000.00. In 2014-2015, Shelby County saw 2,031 tort cases filed, 65 tried and 32 verdicts for injury victims. Yet again, Shelby County had the biggest verdict in the State at $30,000,000.00. If that verdict is removed from the equation, the average verdict in Shelby County last year was $68,442.67. In 2015-2016, 2,065 tort cases were filed. Of those cases 79 went to trial. Of the 79 cases that went to trial, 40 were awarded and average settlement of $385,120. For 2016-2017, injury and death case filings increased to 2,272.  71 cases were tried and the injury victim was successful in 52 of those trials.  The average award that year was $706,484.  The following year, 2017-2018, the injury and death filings remained steady at 2,279.  Shelby County judges tried 66 cases that year and the injury victim won 36 of them with a significantly lower average award of $200,791.  Finally, last year, injury and tort filings increased with 2,411.  There were 71 trials and 44 wins for injury victims. The average award was substantially higher at $2,650,439, but that amount was the result of one or two large verdicts because 35 of the 43 verdicts for the injury victim were under $100,000, and seven were under $1,000,000.  So only 3 verdicts exceeded the one million dollar mark.

Contact Us Today

If you would like a no-obligation, free consultation to discuss your accident and your rights, contact one of our experienced injury attorneys online or by calling 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787We only get paid if we win and you can learn more about costs and case expenses by clicking here.

Client Reviews
Everything was great. You guys are a great representative. I was satisfied with everything. Truly appreciate John Day and his hard-working staff. Jamar Gibson
We thought that you did an excellent job in representing us in our lawsuit. We would recommend you to anyone. Mitch Deese
The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. is, without a doubt, the best in Nashville! They treated me with the utmost respect and tended to my every need. No question went unanswered. I was always kept informed of every step in the process. I received phenomenal results; I couldn't ask for more. I would definitely hire The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. again. Anthony Santiago
I would definitely recommend to anyone to hire John Day's law firm because everyone was helpful, made everything clear and got the job done. I am satisfied with how my case was handled. June Keomahavong
It's been a long battle but this firm has been very efficient and has done a remarkable job for me! I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance. Everyone has always been very kind and kept me informed of all actions promptly. Linda Bush
I had a great experience with the Law Offices of John Day. The staff was very accommodating, and my phone calls/emails were always responded to in a timely manner. They made the entire process very easy and stress-free for me, and I had confidence that my case was in good hands. I am very happy with the results, and I highly recommend! Casey Hutchinson