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 and accidents involving motor vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians. For the 2012-2016 reporting period, Sumner County ranked 46th in the state (out of 95 counties) in overall crash rate. In the fatal crash category, Sumner County was 93rd and its alcohol-impaired fatality rank was 91st. For non-fatal injury crashes, it was 46th and its alcohol-impaired crash rate was 81st. Sumner County's speeding crash rate was 16th. For the subcategory of motorcycle crashes, Sumner County was 50th in the State. These crash statistics and others can be found here.
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 judges and chancellors who preside over civil trial courts in Sumner County are:
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. Then, last year in Sumner County, there were 231 tort cases filed, 15 trials and 1 larger than average award for $1,500,000.
These case statistics highlight the need to select the right injury attorney. At the Law Offices of John Day, 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.
We invite you to review our credentials, awards, past successes and client testimonials. Then, contact us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866.812.8787 or online. If you do, you can rest assured you have hired the right lawyer for you and your family.