Marion County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, injured people in Jasper, Kimball, Monteagle, New Hope, Orme, Powells Crossroads, Whiteside, Whitwell, South Pittsburg and all of Marion County have relied upon our award-winning lawyers to be their advocate. They have put their claims and their future in our hands because we are different in several key ways:
- We concentrate our practice on civil litigation and injury cases. Unlike most lawyers, we do not try to balance our personal injury and wrongful death cases with lots of other types of cases. We do not handle tax matters,child custory or real estate matters, divorces, bankruptcies, criminal cases, will and trusts or corporate matters. If you need help in those areas, we will gladly refer you to an excellent lawyer in that field. But, if you have an injury case of any type, we can help you.
- We literally wrote the books on the law of injury cases and trials in Tennessee. See them here.
- So that we can fully develop all of the medical issues in your case, we undertake the expense of staffing our office with a full-time nurse.
- Unlike a lot of lawyers, we do not charge interest on case expenses and we never ask our clients to obtain litigation loans to finance their case. And, we only get paid if we recover money for you. To learn more about our fees and expenses, click here.
- We know how to get results --we have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients.
Types Of Cases We Handle in Marion County
We have helped injury victims in all types of cases including medical malpractice cases, injuries caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products, dog bite cases, sexual abuse cases, slip and fall accidents, farm equipment accidents, food poisoning cases, construction accidents, towing-related accidents, boating accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, golf cart accidents, dram shop cases, jet ski accidents, birth injury cases and cases involving burn injuries, eye injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries and many others.
Of course, a large part of our practice is car wrecks including a significant number of tractor-trailer crashes. We also handle motorcycle accidents and accidents involving vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians.
Car Crashes in Marion County
Regrettably, too many drivers continue to engage in dangerous behavior on the roadway. In fact, from 2015 to 2019, Marion County ranked 12th in speed-related crashes according to the Tennessee Department of Safety. The county ranked quite high in several other categories as seen below:
- Overall Crash Rate: 40th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 19th
- Injury Crash Rate: 29th
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 25th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 51stth
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 56th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 49th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 40th
We Can Help You
If you have been injured in an accident, let us help you get the compensation you deserve from all responsible parties. In a significant number of cases, there can be multiple theories of recovery and several at-fault parties. For example, in a car wreck, the most obvious at-fault party is the other driver. But, did you know that you might also be able to pursue these claims:
- A claim against your own insurance company for uninsured or underinsured motorist 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 the 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.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We strive to settle all our cases. Unfortunately, that is not always possible because the responsible party or the insurance company simply does not want to be fair and reasonable. When that happens, we do not hesitate to file suit to make sure you get the maximum compensation you deserve. To learn more about the litigation process, click here.
Marion County Judges and Court Information
If suit must be filed to protect your rights, Marion County is located in the 12th Judicial District which also includes Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Rhea and Sequatchie counties. The judges who preside over civil cases in the 12th Judicial District are:
The 12th Judicial District has published Local Rules which set forth the day to day procedures of the Court including such things as setting cases for trial, exhibits, dispositive motions, etc. A copy of the Local Rules can be reviewed here on the Administrative Office of the Courts website.
For the 2010-2011 reporting period, there were 55 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) filed in Marion County. Six cases went to trial during that same time. Of those six cases, only two resulted in a verdict for the injured party. The total damages awarded for those two cases was $24,160.00 for an average award of $12,080.00. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, 57 tort cases were filed in Marion County and three went to trial. Only one of those trials resulted in a verdict for the injured party and the award in that case was $5,676,875.00. In 2012-2013, 50 tort cases were filed in Marion County and 2 tort cases went to trial. The injured party only won one of those two trials, but the verdict was just $10,125.00. In 2013-2014, 53 tort cases were filed and zero were tried. For 2014-2015, 56 tort cases were filed, 2 were tried and the injury victim won one of the trials. The award in that case was $34,332.00. During 2015-2016, 49 tort cases were filed and one was tried (non-jury). The injury victim won that trial and the verdict was $300,082. For 2016-2017, 62 tort cases were filed and one was tried. The injury victim lost that trial. In 2017-2018, 43 tort cases were filed but none were tried. Last year, 41 tort cases were filed and, again, none were 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 Marion County, please click on the link.
Why You Should Hire Us
If you have been injured, you need an attorney who knows how to aggressively push your case. And, in the event trial is necessary, you need an attorney who can get you all of the compensation you deserve. Since 1993, Best Lawyers has ranked John Day as one of the country's best lawyers. Business Tennessee has consistently named John Day as one of the best attorneys in the State. U.S. News and World Report has ranked The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. as one of the nation's Best Law Firms. Our lawyers have also been recognized by other lawyers -- earning Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent ratings and Super Lawyers awards. But most importantly, the testimonials of our satisfied clients highlight the quality of our representation.
If you have been injured in an accident in Marion County, contact us today at one of our three convenient Middle Tennessee office locations or call us toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online. As always, if you are unable to come to our office, we will gladly come to you. But don't hesitate, the law only allows you a limited time to pursue your case.