Lincoln County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, our award-winning and nationally-recognized attorneys have been committed to helping injury victims in Fayetteville, Ardmore, Petersburg and all of Lincoln County. Unlike a lot of lawyers who dabble in all types of cases, our focus is civil litigation and personal injury and wrongful death cases. We do not handle wills, trusts, child custody matters, divorces, real estate matters, bankruptcies, corporate matters, DUIs or other criminal cases.
But, we do handle all types of injury and death cases including medical malpractice cases, slip and fall accidents, liquor liability cases, jet ski accidents, dog bite cases, farming accidents, food poisoning cases, towing-related accidents, construction accidents, pedestrian accidents, drowning accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, boating accidents, sexual abuse cases, golf cart accidents, defective product cases,. cases involving eye injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, orthopedic injuries and many others.
Car Accident Cases In Lincoln County
Of course, we also help victims of motorcycle crashes, tractor-trailer wrecks, car accidents and car vs. bicycle accidents. Tennessee has about 4.5 million licensed drivers and thousands of miles of roadways. We also have a lot of out-of state drivers and truckers who use the many interstates that run through our state.
Not surprisingly, serious accidents can happen when drivers choose to engage in unsafe acts. Drivers who text and talk on the phone are often distracted. Other drivers choose to drive at excessive speeds or drive under the influence making themselves a hazard to everyone else on the road. Some truckers drive longer than their permitted hours and become fatigued and careless.
Regardless of the cause, Lincoln County has its fair share of motor vehicle accidents. Below are the Tennessee Department of Safety's rankings for Lincoln County for 2015-2019:
- Overall Crash Rate: 44th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 61st
- Injury Crash Rate: 60th
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 47th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 60th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 5th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 66th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 41st
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 42nd
How We Can Help You and Your Family
If you have been involved in an accident, there may be more than one at-fault party. For instance, in a car wreck, there can be numerous potential claims including:
- A claim against the other driver and/or his insurance company.
- If the other driver does not have any insurance or enough insurance, a claim against your own insurance company for uninsured or underinsured benefits (depending upon the language of your insurance policy).
- A claim against the other driver's employer, if the other driver was on the job at the time of the wreck.
- A product liability claim against the manufacturer of your vehicle if the vehicle did not perform as designed during the accident -- for example, the seat back broke or the airbags did not deploy and these failures caused or exacerbated your injuries.
- A claim against the owner of the other vehicle (if different from the driver) for possible negligent entrustment of the vehicle to an unfit driver.
- A liquor liability claim against the restaurant or bar, if the other driver was served too much alcohol before the accident.
- A claim against the State or contractor for road conditions or construction area conditions.
Each one of these possible claims and others need to be fully investigated and analyzed by an experienced lawyer who knows the law. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to you in your home or come to meet you at the hospital. We do not charge interest on case expenses and, unlike a lot of other firms, we do not require our clients to obtain litigation loans. And, we only get paid if we recover money for you. For more detailed information on our fees and case expenses, click here.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We get it. Nobody really wants to go to court. So, we make every effort to settle your case without filing suit and/or going to trial. However, this is not always possible because the at-fault party or the insurance company denies liability or denies the severity of your damages. Under those circumstances, we will not hesitate to file suit and/or go to trial to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more about what to expect during the litigation process, click here.
Lincoln County Judges and Court Information
If suit is necessary to protect your rights, Lincoln County is located in the 17th Judicial District which also includes Bedford, Marshall and Moore counties. The judges in the 17th Judicial District are:
The 17th Judicial District has also established Local Rules that govern the day to day operations of the court including such things as the issuance of subpoenas, setting cases for trial, etc. A copy of the Local Rules can be reviewed here.
In 2011-2012, 21 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed in Lincoln County. There was not a single case that went to trial. In 2012-2013, 30 tort cases were filed in Lincoln County and, for the second year in a row, zero tort cases went to trial. In 2013-2014, 21 tort cases were filed and a single tort case was tried. Unfortunately, the injured party did not prevail in that trial. In 2014-2015, 28 tort cases were filed and one case was tried. The injury victim won, but the award was just $15,000.00. During 2015-2016, 31 cases were filed, and none went to trial. For 2016-2017, 32 tort cases were filed and two were tried (one jury and one non-jury). The injury victims lost both of those trials. For 2017-2018, 27 tort cases were filed and zero were tried. For 2018-2019. 28 tort cases were filed and one was tried. The injury victim lost that trial. 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 Lincoln County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today
These statistics demonstrate how important it is to choose the right lawyer to represent you. We invite you to review and compare our credentials, our results our awards and the testimonials of other clients.
We have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our clients and we can help you too. But, we can't get started until you call us at one of our three convenient Middle Tennessee locations below or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or contact us online. If you can't come to us for any reason, we are happy to come to you.