Macon County, Tennessee
If you or a loved one has been injured in Macon County, let one of our nationally-recognized and award-winning lawyers help you understand if you have a case and your legal options for receiving compensation. Whether you are in Lafayette, Red Boiling Springs or anywhere else in Macon County, we are here to help you.
For decades, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day have been the voice of injury victims in Lafayette, Red Boiling Springs and all of Macon County. We have represented clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including slip and fall accidents, farm equipment accidents, drowning accidents, medical malpractice cases, injuries caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products, dram shop cases, dog bite injuries, towing-related accidents, construction accidents, food poisoning cases, sexual abuse cases, birth injury cases, boating accidents, jet ski accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, golf cart accidents and many more. A lot of other injury attorneys also handle bankruptcies, real estate matters, tax cases, divorces, child custody matters, will or trusts, corporate matters or criminal cases, but we do not. We focus our attention on civil litigation and our injury clients.
Car Accident Cases In Macon County
A major area of our practice involves motor vehicle accidents including tractor-trailer wrecks, motorcycle crashes, car accidents and motor vehicle accidents involving or bicycles or pedestrians. The Tennessee Department of Safety collects data on each county's crash rate. From 2011 to 2015, Macon County had the following rankings:
- Overall Crash Rate: 61st
- Fatal Crash Rate: 21st
- Injury Crash Rate: 66th
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 86th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 80th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 46th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 31st
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 50th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 57th
This data from the Tennessee Department of Safety's can be reviewed here.
Why You Need an Experienced and Aggressive Lawyer
Even in what appears to be a simple two car accident, there can be several at-fault parties and/or multiple theories of recovery. For instance, under Tennessee law, drivers must only carry $25,000/$50,000 liability coverage. If you are seriously injured, that minimum amount of coverage is unlikely to compensate you for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other damages. You need one of our experienced attorneys to determine if it is possible to recover the remainder of your damages from another source or at-fault party such as:
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits;
- A dram shop case against a bar or restaurant if the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident;
- A products liability case against the manufacturer of your vehicle if it failed to perform properly in the accident causing additional injuries;
- A negligent entrustment claim against the owner of the other vehicle (if different from the driver) for allowing an unfit driver to use the vehicle;
- A respondent superior claim against the other driver's employer if he was on the job at the time of the accident;
- A claim against the State or road contractor if road or construction conditions played a role in the accident.
There may be many other claims or theories of recoveries and you need one of our experienced, aggressive attorneys to investigate your case and help you get the maximum amount of money reasonably possible. We offer a free consultation, and we only get paid if we recover money for you. We will gladly come to your home or the hospital if your injures prevent you from coming to our office. We never charge interest on case expenses and we do not require our clients to obtain litigation loans.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We understand no one really wants to go to court, so we try to settle our cases. But when the at-fault party or insurance company does not want to pay a fair and reasonable settlement, we will not hesitate to file suit and/or take your case to trial. To read more about the litigation process and what to expect, click here.
Macon County Judges and Court Information
If we have to file suit to protect your rights, Macon County is located within the 15th Judicial District. The following individuals preside over civil cases in the 15th Judicial District:
The 15th Judicial District has established Local Rules which govern the day to day operations of the court. The Local Rules can be reviewed here.
In 2010-2011, only 29 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed in Macon County and not a single case went to trial. For the reporting period of 2011-2012, only 24 tort cases were filed in Macon County. One case went to trial and the injured party prevailed. But, the verdict was a mere $2,100.00. For 2012-2013, 25 tort cases were filed in Macon County but not a single tort case went to trial. In 2013-2014, 12 tort cases were filed but none went to trial. Last year, 26 tort cases were filed and three were tried to the judge (not a jury). The injury victims lost all three trials.
Experience Matters; Contact Us Today
These case statistics emphasize the importance of choosing the right lawyer to represent you. John Day literally wrote the books on Tennessee injury and trial law, and these books are relied upon by judges and lawyers across the state. We have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients and we can help you too.
If you have been injured in Macon County, contact one of our award-winning attorneys today so we can get started helping you put your life back together. Call 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online.