Sumner County, Tennessee
But, we handle every conceivable type of injury case including bicycle accidents, sexual abuse cases, boating accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, jet ski accidents, cases involving spinal cord injuries (paraplegia and quadriplegia) liquor liability cases, golf cart accidents, dog bite cases, food poisoning cases, drowning and near-drowning accidents, medical malpractice cases including birth injuries, farming accidents, broken bone injury cases, construction accidents, summer camp accidents, cases involving defective products, slip and fall accidents, carbon-monoxide poisoning cases, cases involving brain injuries, eye injuries, serious burns and many, many others.
Car Accident Cases in Sumner County
Of course, we also handle a tremendous number of cases involving car wrecks, trucking accidents, motorcycle crashes, bus accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and accidents involving motor vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians. For the 2015-2019 reporting period, Sumner County ranked 54th in the state (out of 95 counties) in overall crash rate. In the fatal crash category, Sumner County was 94th and its alcohol-impaired fatality rank was 92nd. For non-fatal injury crashes, it was 61st and its alcohol-impaired crash rate was 82nd. Sumner County's speeding crash rate was 26th. For the subcategory of motorcycle crashes, Sumner County was 63rd in the State.
Sumner County Judges and Court Information
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident or any other type of accident, we will fight to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve. It is not always necessary to file a lawsuit, but if one must be filed to protect your rights, Sumner County is located within the 18th Judicial District of Tennessee. The judge who presides in Sumner County Circuit Court is:
If you have a civil case in Sumner County, it will be before one of these individuals. Sumner County Circuit Court and Sumner County Chancery Court have promulgated Local Rules, which control such things as the hours of court, continuances of trials, appearance of counsel, etc. A copy of the Local Rules can be found here.
In Sumner County, for 2010-2011, there were 233 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) and 11 tort cases went to trial. Of the 11 tort cases tried, the injured party prevailed in only 2 of them. For 2011-2012, there were 220 tort cases filed and 9 went to trial. Of the nine cases tried, the injured party won only 3 of them. The average award for 2010-2011 was $60,550.00. The average award for 2011-2012 was $177,656.00. For 2012-2013, there were 260 tort cases filed in Sumner County and 9 cases went to trial. The injured party won 7 of those 9 trials but the average award was only $23,903.00. In 2013-2014, 228 tort cases were filed and 16 went to trial. The accident victims only won 2 of those 16 trials, and the average verdict was $23,552.00. In 2014-2015, Sumner County saw 216 tort filings, 13 trials and 9 victories for the injured party. The average verdict was $46,252.00. During the 2015-2016 reporting period, in Sumner County, there were 231 injury and death cases filed, 15 trials and 1 larger than average award for $1,500,000. For 2016-2017, 267 injury and death cases were filed in Sumner County. 20 cases went to trial (3 jury trials and 17 non-jury trials), but there was only one verdict for the injury victim and it was for $26,739. During the 2017-2018 reporting period, 237 injury and death cases were filed and 21 were tried (5 jury and 16 non-jury). Last year, for 2018-2019, 204 injury or death cases were filed and nine were tried (3 jury trials and 6 non-jury trials). The injury victim only won one of those nine trials and that verdict was $180,000. 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 Sumner County, please click on the link.
These case statistics highlight the need to select the right injury attorney. At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. our attorneys and paralegals maintain a small caseload so we can give each of our cases the attention they deserve. We also employ a full-time nurse to assist with your medical issues.
We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis. That means we only get paid if we recover money for you. To learn more about what we charge and the case expenses we advance, click here.
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