Pickett County, Tennessee
With over 100 years of combined experience, our award-winning team is privileged to represent the residents of Byrdstown and all of Pickett County. Unlike a lot of lawyers who maintain a widely diverse practice, our office does not handle divorces, real estate matters, tax cases, child custody cases, will and trusts, bankruptcies, corporate matters, DUIs or criminal cases.
Instead, we focus our practice on civil litigation and personal injury and wrongful death cases of all types including dog bite cases, boating accidents, liquor liability cases, cases involving eye injuries, jet ski accidents, drowning and near-drowning accidents, slip and fall accidents, cases involving brain injuries, food poisoning cases, medical malpractice cases, injuries caused by defective products, golf cart accidents, cases involving burn injuries, sexual abuse cases, birth injury cases, cases involving spinal cord injuries, farm equipment accidents, towing accidents, construction accidents, carbon-monoxide poisoning cases and many others.
Car Accident Cases In Pickett County
Our office has also helped a significant number clients injured in motor vehicle accidents including tractor-trailer crashes, motorcycle wrecks, automobile accidents, bus accidents, accidents involving pedestrians and cars, accidents involving bicycles and a motor vehicle.
Tennessee has roughly 4.5 million licensed drivers and more than one thousand miles of interstate. Because of our vast interstate system, we have a lot of out-of state drivers and truckers passing through our State. Some of the main causes of car wrecks are speeding, driving under the influence, inexperience, faulty equipment, inattention and fatigue.
From 2015 to 2019, Pickett County had an overall crash rate of 91st. The fatal crash rate was 53rd and the injury crash rate was 91st out of 95 counties. The county's motorcycle crash rate was 71st. Young drivers in Pickett County (ages 15 to 24) had a crash rate of 92nd and senior drivers (ages 65+) had a crash rate of 89th. The alcohol-impaired fatality rate was 55th and the alcohol-impaired injury rate was 94th.
Let Us Help You and Your Family
If you have been injured in a car wreck and someone else was at fault, you are generally entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, any permanent impairments, any scarring, etc. To seek compensation, a claim must be made against the other driver or his insurance company. If the other driver does not have insurance or does not have sufficient insurance to compensate you for your injuries, you may need to make a claim with your own insurance company for uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits. Whether you are entitled to these benefits depends upon the facts of your case and the language of your insurance policy.
A host of other claims may also be available. For example, if the other driver was driving someone else's vehicle, it may be possible to file a claim against the owner of the vehicle for negligent entrustment. If the other driving was on the job, it may be possible to file a claim against his employer. If your vehicle failed to perform as designed in the crash, a product liability claim may be possible against the manufacturer of your vehicle. If the other driver had been drinking, a liquor liability claim may be possible.
Our experienced team can investigate your case and analyze all the potential sources of recovery. Rest assured, we know the law. John Day literally wrote the books on Tennessee injury law. . Courts frequently cite Mr. Day's book in their opinions and other lawyers rely upon them as well.
We also know the medical issues surrounding your injuries. We have a full-time nurse on staff to assist with the medical part of your case.
And, most importantly, we know how to win. We have recovered millions of dollars for our satisfied clients, and we want to help you too.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
We make every effort to settle your case without the necessity of litigation. But sometimes, the other side wants to dispute fault or the severity of your injuries and damages. If that happens, we may need to file a lawsuit. But, if we do, our goal is still the same: the most money reasonably possible in the shortest time possible. To read more about what to expect from the litigation process, click here.
Pickett County Judges and Court Information
If suit is necessary, Pickett County is located within the 13th Judicial District. The following individuals preside over civil cases in Pickett County Circuit Court.
The 13th Judicial District has established Local Rules for its courts. These rules govern issues such as issuing subpoenas, setting a case for trial, etc. A copy of the Local Rules for Circuit Court can be found here.
In Pickett County, for the 2010-2011 reporting period, only 3 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed and none went to trial. The following year, only 1 tort case was filed. And again, not a single case was tried to a judge or jury. For the 2012-2013 reporting period, there were not any injury or death cases filed or tried in Pickett County. The same was true for 2013-2014. In 2014-2015, only two tort cases were filed in Pickett County and none were tried. During 2015-2016, only one tort case was filed, and again none were tried. For 2016-2017, zero injury or death cases were filed and none were tried. In 2017-2018, two injury or death cases were filed but none were tried. And last year, five tort cases were filed but 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 Pickett County, please click on the link.
Our Award-Winning Attorneys Can Level The Playing Field
Big corporations and insurance companies have a full arsenal of lawyers and experts who will try to deny you fair compensation. You need a lawyer who can level the playing field so that you get the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. has been ranked as one of the country's best firms by U.S. News and World Report. Business Tennessee has repeatedly named John Day as one of the State's best attorneys. Since 2006, we have received Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 100 awards. In 2009, Best Lawyers named John Day the "Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Nashville". The Nashville Post has recognized John Day as one of "Nashville's Top 101 Lawyers" Since 2007, Best Lawyers has recognized John Day for Personal Injury Litigation, Products Liability Litigation and Medical Malpractice Litigation. And for the last 19 years, Best Lawyers has named John Day as one of the country's best lawyers. Isn't this who you want on your side?
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please contact us online or call us at toll-free at 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We only get paid if we recover money for you, and we advance all case expenses so you are not out of pocket any money to pursue your case. To learn more about our fees and how we handle case expenses, click here.