Stewart County, Tennessee

Stewart County, Dover, TN Injury AttorneysFor more than four decades, our nationally-recognized and award-winning attorneys have been dedicated to helping injured people in Dover, Bumpus Mills, Cumberland City and all of Stewart County.  Unlike other lawyers who handle all types of cases, our firm focuses on civil litigation personal injury and wrongful death cases. We do not handle adoptions, real estate closings, wills or trusts, bankruptcies, corporate, DUI or other criminal matters, divorces or child custody cases. 

But, we do handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including drowning and near-drowning accidents, slip and fall accidents, food poisoning cases, farm equipment accidents, accidents caused by defective products, medical malpractice cases, dog bite cases, construction accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, carbon-monoxide poisoning cases, jet ski accidents, sexual abuse cases, boating accidents, towing accidents, birth injuries, bicycle accidents, liquor liability cases, golf cart accidents, cases involving eye injuries, broken bone injuries, spinal cord injuries (paraplegia and quadriplegia) brain injuries, serious burns and many, many more.  

Car Accident Cases in Stewart County

Because Tennessee has over one thousand miles of interstate roadways and roughly 4.5 million licensed drivers, we also handle a tremendous number of car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer crashes, bus accidents and motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles and pedestrians. According to the State's data, from 2015 to 2019, Stewart County ranked 79th in overall crash rate.

The county's crash rate for fatal crashes was a surprising 13th. For injury crashes, the county ranked 49th. As for motorcycle accidents, Stewart county's rank was 12th, which is again surprising. The county's alcohol-impaired fatality rate was 44th and its alcohol-impaired crash rate was 53rd. The speeding crash rate was 35th in the State. The crash rate for young drivers (age 15 to 24) in Stewart County was 79th. For senior drivers (age 65+), the crash rate was 88th.

We Can Help You and Your Family

If you have been injured due to another person's fault, you are generally entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, scarring (if any), permanent impairments (if any), etc. In order to obtain this compensation, a claim must be made against the other person or the other person's insurance company.

If the other driver does not have insurance or does not have adequate insurance to cover your losses, then it may also be appropriate for you to file a claim with your own insurance company for uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits. Whether you can file an underinsured motorist claim depends upon the language of your policy.

If the driver was working at the time of the wreck, a claim may be possible against his employer and/or his employer's insurance carrier. There are several potential sources of recovery including a product liability claim against the manufacturer of your car if, for instance, the airbags in your vehicle failed to deploy as designed. Or, maybe the other driver was served too much alcohol at a bar or restaurant before the accident. If so, then the bar or restaurant may also be responsible under a liquor liability theory. 

Each possible source of recovery needs to be investigated and analyzed fully. Without the help of an experienced lawyer, it can be an exhausting and confusing process, and you could get less than you deserve.

If you or someone you love has been injured, let our experienced team of lawyers do the work for you and be your advocate to the insurance companies. We will help you get the maximum recovery possible from all potential sources while you concentrate on getting better and putting your life back together. Our successes speak for themselves: we have won millions of dollars for our satisfied clients and we can help you too.

Will I Have To Go To Court?

We understand almost no one wants to go to court. We also understand you may have medical bills piling up and you may be out of work. So, we are dedicated to resolving cases quickly, if at all possible. Sometimes however, the responsible parties deny they were at fault or contest the severity of your injuries. In those situations, a lawsuit must be filed in order to protect your rights and to ensure you get complete compensation. To learn more about the litigation process, click here.

If we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Stewart County is located within the 23rd Judicial District, which also includes Dickson, Cheatham, Houston and Humphreys counties. The trial courts in the 23rd Judicial District are presided over by:

All civil cases are heard by one of these individuals. The 23rd Judicial District has promulgated Local Rules, which control such things as appearance of counsel, continuances of cases, setting of trials, motion dates, etc. A copy of the Local Rules for the 23rd Judicial District can be found here.

In Stewart County, for the 2010-2011, only 9 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed and only 2 tort cases went to trial. Of the 2 tort cases tried, neither resulted in a verdict for the injured party. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, only 6 tort cases were filed and not a single tort case went to trial. In 2012-2013, only 7 tort cases were filed in Stewart County and again none went to trial. In 2013-2014, not a single tort case was filed in Stewart County. However, an older case did go to trial but the accident victim lost. In 2014-2015, two tort cases were filed but none went to trial.  During the 2015-2016 reporting period, only 1 case was filed but none went to trial.  For 2016-2017, zero injury or death cases were filed and zero were tried.  The same was true the following year, 2017-2018.  Last year, only one injury or death case was filed and zero 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 Stewart County, please click on the link.

Experience Matters

These statistics demonstrate just how important it is to choose the right lawyer.  At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. we know the ins and outs of personal injury law.  John Day literally wrote the books on injury and trial law in Tennessee, and you can see them here.

John Day and Joy Day are both board-certified as a civil trial specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and, since 2006, Best Lawyers in America has recognized John Day in several injury law areas – Medical Malpractice Litigation, Products Liability Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation. In 2009, Best Lawyers named John "Best Personal Injury Lawyer" for Nashville; he is the first recipient of that award. John has also been named by Best Lawyers as "Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Nashville" for 2010.  

Why would you trust your injury case to anyone else?  If you or a loved one has been hurt due to someone's carelessness, do not hesitate -- contact The Law Offices of John Day today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online.

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