Putnam County, Tennessee
Car Accident Cases in Putnam County
Our office also represents a tremendous number of clients who were injured in automobile accidents, motorcycle wrecks, tractor-trailer crashes, bus accidents car and pedestrian accidents and motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles. Because Interstate 40 runs though the middle of the county, Putnam County has its fair share of motor vehicle accidents.
For the 2015 to 2019 reporting period, the county ranked 6th out of the state's 95 counties for overall crash rate. Putnam County's fatal crash rate was 65th, and the injury crash rate was 13th. The county was 18th in alcohol-impaired crashes and 34th for fatal crash events that were alcohol-related. The county was 21st in motorcycle crashes during this time frame. For speed-related crashes, Putnam County was 8th. For crashes involving young drivers (15-24 years of age), the crash rate was 6th and for senior drivers (65+ years of age), the rank was 8th.
Putnam County Judges and Court Information
If someone's carelessness caused you or someone you loved to be injured in an accident, contact The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. and let us help you recover the money you deserve. If it is necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Putnam County is situated in the 13th Judicial District of Tennessee, which also includes Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett and White counties. The judges and chancellors who preside over civil cases in the 13th Judicial District are:
If you have a civil case in Putnam County, it will be before one of these individuals. 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 Putnam County, for the 2010-2011 reporting period, 147 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed and 16 went to trial. Of the 16 cases tried, only 7 resulted in a verdict for the injured party. For 2011-2012, there were 126 tort cases filed and 31 tried. Of the 31 tried, only 9 resulted in an award for the injured party. For the 2012-2013 reporting period, 114 tort cases were filed in Putnam County and 12 tort cases were tried. Of those 12 trials, the injured party lost 10 of them. In 2013-2014, 107 tort cases were filed in Putnam County and 3 were tried. The injured party only won one of those three trials and the award was a mere $5,865.00. In 2015-2016, 115 tort cases were filed in Putnam County and two were tried. The injury victims lost both trials. During 2016-2017, 128 tort cases were filed in Putnam County and none were tried. For 2017-2018, 122 injury or death cases were filed but none were tried. Last year, 118 injury or death cases were file 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 Putnam County, please click on the link.
We Can Help You and Your Family
As you can see, in Putnam County, only a fraction of the cases tried resulted in a verdict for the injured party. That is why it is so important that you choose a lawyer with the experience, dedication and financial wherewithal to get you the maximum recovery possible. To learn more about what to expect once you hire us, click here.
We have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our satisfied clients, and we would like to help you too. We only get paid if we win and we advance all case expenses so you are never out of pocket any money to pursue your injury case. To learn more about fees and how we handle case expenses, click here.
Contact us one of our award-winning attorneys today by calling us toll-free at 866.812.8787 or by contacting us online. As always, if you are unable to come to us for any reason, we will gladly come to you.