Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Car Accidents in Sequatchie County
Of course, a large part of our practice is car wrecks including a significant number of tractor-trailer crashes. We also handle bus accidents, motorcycle accidents and accidents involving vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians and uninsured/underinsured motorist cases. Unfortunately, serious motor vehicle accidents can be caused by bad weather such as snow and ice or wild-life such as deer. But, most car wrecks are caused by careless drivers and dangerous driving behavior including:
- Distracted driving like texting while driving, eating while driving, etc.
- Drunk driving
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Improper lane changes
- Road rage
- Street racing
- Auto or tire defects
The Tennessee Department of Safety tracks each county's accidents and categorizes some of the causes. From 2015 to 2019, Sequatchie County had the following statistics:
- Overall Crash Rate: 78th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 10th
- Injury Crash Rate: 81st
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 83rd
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 32nd
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 84th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 59th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 75th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 72nd
We Can Help You And Your Family
Serious accidents usually have serious physical, emotional and financial results. The accident has left you with physical injuries that prevent you from returning to work. Medical bills are piling up along with your rent or mortgage and regular household bills. You are going to need more medical care in the future. Surgeries have left your scarred and with permanent impairments. You no longer get to do the things that used to bring you joy -- whether it was bowling, riding bikes or just playing with your children. You do not know if you will ever physically be able to do your old job. You are worried about your recovery and the future of your family. We understand your situation because we have helped countless others in the same position.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Our team handles each case aggressively and diligently with one goal in mind: getting you the maximum recovery possible in the shortest time possible. However, sometimes the responsible party or the insurance company claims they did not do anything wrong or they claim you are not seriously injured. When that occurs, we will not hesitate to pursue your rights in court so you can get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about what to expect after you hire us, click here.
Judges In Sequatchie County and Court Information
If suit must be filed to protect your rights, Sequatchie County is located in the 12th Judicial District which also includes Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion and Rhea counties. The judges who preside over civil cases in the 12th Judicial District are:
The 12th Judicial District has published Local Rules which control the day to day procedures of the Court including such things as setting cases for trial, exhibits, dispositive motions, etc. The Local Rules can be found here.
Here is the statistical court data for the past few years for Sequatchie County: for the 2011-2012 reporting period, 18 injury or death cases were filed in Sequatchie County, but none of those cases actually went to trial. In 2012-2013, 16 tort cases were filed in Sequatchie County and 1 tort case went to trial. But, the injured party lost that single trial. In 2013-2014, 22 tort cases were filed but none were tried. In 2014-2015, there was a drop in the number of tort case filed to just 12 and again none were tried. For 2015-2016, 14 tort cases were filed, and again there were none tried. During the 2016-2017 reporting period, only 8 cases were filed and one was tried. The injury victim lost that trial. In 2017-2018, there was an increase in the number of cases filed with 24 but none were tried. The 2018-2019 reporting period again saw an increase in cases with 27 but 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 Sequatchie County, please click on the link.
Why You Should Hire Us
These statistics emphasize just how important it is to have the right lawyer representing you in your injury case in Sequatchie County. It is critical to have an attorney who will aggressively handle your case so it either gets settled or gets tried. It simply is not enough to just file the case. And, of course, you want a lawyer who knows how to get you the maximum compensation you and your family deserve. How do you find that lawyer? Compare credentials and look at results. To help injury victims select the best lawyer for them, we have put together a checklist of questions you should ask.
Our experience, awards, client testimonials and results are available on our website and we invite you to review them. You will notice John Day literally wrote the books on Tennessee injury law. See them here. In addition, 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-Hubbell AV Preeminent ratings and Super Lawyers awards. And, we have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our clients.
With those credentials and results, why would you go it alone or hire someone else for your Sequatchie County injury case? Contact us today at one of our three Middle Tennessee locations. If one of our offices is too far or you can't come to us for any reason, we will gladly come to you.
We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family. To learn more about our fees and how we handle case expenses, click here.