Lewis County, Tennessee
For over four decades, the goal of our award-winning, nationally-recognized team has been to obtain justice and compensation for injured residents of Hohenwald, Summertown and all of Lewis County. We have a reputation for consistent success because we do not take a cookie-cutter approach to our cases. Instead, our experienced team of attorneys, paralegals and a nurse will develop a legal strategy personalized to your accident and injuries.
Our focus is on civil litigation and personal injury and wrongful death cases. We do not handle real estate matters, child custody, divorces, wills and trusts, bankruptcies, corporate matters, DUIs or other criminal cases. But we do handle all types of injury and death cases including medical malpractice cases, boating accidents, sexual abuse cases, birth injury cases, golf cart accidents, liquor liability cases, jet ski accidents, drowning accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, slip and fall accidents, dog bite cases, farming accidents, towing-related accidents, construction accidents, defective product cases, uninsured/undersinsured motorist claims, cases involving eye injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, orthopedic injuries and many others.
Car Accident Cases in Lewis County
A large part of our practice is motor vehicle accidents including motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer wrecks, car crashes, bus accidents and car v. bicycle cases. While most of us do it everyday, driving is dangerous. Tennessee has about 4.5 million licensed drivers and thousands of miles of roadways. We have a number of interstates that run through our State, which brings additional out-of-state drivers and truckers. Unfortunately, serious accidents can happen when drivers choose to engage in unsafe acts. Truckers who drive longer than their permitted hours become fatigued and reckless. Teenagers who try to text and drive are distracted. Other drivers speed, drive under the influence or are just plain careless.
The Tennessee Department of Safety collects data on each county's crash statistics. Below are the rankings for Lewis County for 2015-2019:
- Overall Crash Rate: 75th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 51st
- Injury Crash Rate: 77th
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 91st
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 57th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 66th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 85th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 73rd
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 79th
We Can Help You and Your Family
If you have been hurt in an accident, we understand your situation. You are injured and you have medical bills piling up. You are out of work due to your injuries but your mortgage payment and other bills are still due. You are worried about your future and the future of your family. The at-fault party's insurance company is requesting all sorts of information and wants to take a recorded statement from you. You just want things to get back to normal.
But, do not let the responsible party or the insurance company take advantage of you. You need a skilled and aggressive advocate on your side so that you can be sure you are getting all the compensation you deserve.
We have recovered millions of dollars for our satisfied clients. Because we take the time to truly listen to our clients, we understand their goals and we can help them achieve them.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We are often asked this question by our clients. We strive to settle all our cases. But the settlement must be in our client's best interest. And sometimes, it is not because the at-fault party or the insurance company does not want to pay a fair and reasonable amount. In those situations, our award-winning attorneys will file suit to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve. To read more about the litigation process and what to expect, click here.
Lewis County Judges and Court Information
If we must file suit, Lewis County is located within the 21st Judicial District which also includes Hickman, Perry and Williamson counties. The judges in the 21st Judicial District are:
The 21st Judicial District has Local Rules of Court that can be found here. These rules govern various topics such as motion dates, setting cases for trial, pretrial procedure, etc.
Like many places in Tennessee, there are relatively few tort cases (claims for personal injury and wrongful death) filed and tried in Lewis County. In 2010-2011, only 2 tort cases were filed in Lewis County and not a single case was tried. In 2011-2012, only 1 tort case was filed in Lewis County. Again, not a single case went to trial. From 2012-2014, there were zero tort cases filed in Lewis County. In 2014-2015, only one tort cases was filed in Lewis County and none were tried. During 2015-2016, 4 tort cases were filed in Lewis County, but none were tried. For both the 2016-2017 reporting period and the 2017-2018 reporting period, zero tort cases were filed and none were tried. Last year, only one tort case was filed and yet again none were tried. In almost a decade, only 9 tort cases have been filed in Lewis County and none have been tried. 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 Lewis County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today
If you have been involved in an accident in Lewis County or you are a Lewis County resident who has been injured elsewhere, contact us today and let one of our award-winning attorneys help you protect your rights and your future.
We will review your case, answer your questions and advise you of your rights in a free, no-obligation consultation. We only get paid if we win and we advance all case expenses, so you are never out of pocket any money. For more detailed information on attorneys' fees and case expenses, click here.
Contact us today by calling one of our three convenient Middle Tennessee locations or by calling us toll-free at 866-812-8787 or contact us online.