Wayne County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, our award-winning team has been committed to helping injured people in Waynesboro, Clifton, Collinwood and all of Wayne County receive the compensation they deserve to put their life back together after an accident. We do not handle wills, divorces, bankruptcies, child custody cases, real estate closings, adoptions, corporate matters, DUIs or other criminal cases. By keeping our practice focused on civil litigation and injury cases, we can deliver the best possible service and results to our clients.
Types of Cases We Handle in Wayne County
Our experienced team of attorneys, paralegals and a staff nurse handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including boating accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, carbon-monoxide poisoning cases, jet ski accidents, farm equipment accidents, golf cart accidents, medical malpractice cases including birth injuries, towing accidents, food poisoning cases, sexual abuse cases, slip and fall accidents, liquor liability cases, bicycle accidents, defective product cases, cases involving eye injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries (paraplegia and quadriplegia), serious burns and many others. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the types of injury and death cases we handle. To see more, you can visit our Services page or just give us a call to discuss your particular case.
Car Accident Cases in Wayne County
Of course, with more than 4.5 million licensed drivers in the State of Tennessee, we also handle a large number of motor vehicle accidents including car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, tractor-trailer crashes, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and accidents involving motor vehicles and bicycles or pedestrians.
The Tennessee Department of Safety collects crash information for each county. From 2015 to 2019, Wayne County had the following statistics:
- Overall Crash Rate: 37th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 35th
- Injury Crash Rate: 55th
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 59th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 46th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 33rd
- Speeding Crash Rate: 20th
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 38th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 28th
We Can Help You and Your Family
If you have been injured in any kind of accident due to someone else's carelessness, you need the experienced team at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.. We have more than 100 years of combined experience and we can help you recover money for your losses which may include pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earning capacity, permanent impairments, scarring, etc. In many accidents, there can be more than one at-fault party. For instance, in a car wreck, the following claims might be possible:
- A claim against the other driver and/or his insurance company.
- A claim against your own insurance company for uninsured or underinsured benefits (depending upon the language of your insurance policy).
- A claim against the other driver's employer, if the other driver was on the job at the time of the wreck.
- A product liability claim against the manufacturer of your vehicle if the vehicle did not perform as designed during the accident -- for example, the seat back broke or the airbags did not deploy and these failures caused or exacerbated your injuries.
- A claim against the owner of the other vehicle (if different from the driver) for possible negligent entrustment of the vehicle to an unfit driver.
- A dram shop claim against the restaurant or bar, if the other driver was served too much alcohol before the accident.
- A claim against the State or contractor for road conditions or construction area conditions.
Depending upon the facts of your case, additional claims may be possible. But, rest assured, our office will pursue all responsible parties so that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For more detailed information on the steps we will take after you hire us, click here.
Wayne County Judges and Court Information
If suit must be filed to protect your rights, Wayne County is located in the 22nd Judicial District for the State of Tennessee, which also includes Giles, Lawrence and Maury counties. The following individuals preside over civil cases in the 22nd Judicial District:
A copy of the Wayne County Local Rules can be reviewed here. These rules govern the day to day operations of the court and such things as the issuance of subpoenas, setting cases for trial, exhibits, etc.
In Wayne County, in 2010-2011, only 7 tort cases (a case alleging personal injury or wrongful death) and not a single tort case was tried to a judge or jury. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, only 5 tort cases were filed. Again, there was not a single tort case tried in the county for that time frame. For 2012-2013, only 1 tort case was filed and, for the third year in a row, zero tort cases were tried. In 2013-2014, Wayne County did not have a single tort case filed or tried. And the same was true for 2014-2015 and again in 2015-2016. For 2016-2017, only 1 injury/death case was filed for the entire county, and one was tried (non-jury). The injury victim lost that trial. In 2017-2018, there were zero injury or death cases filed and none tried. Finally, last year, 1 injury/death case was filed but 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 Wayne County, please click on the link.
At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. we have won millions of dollars for our satisfied clients. We have been able to give them the piece of mind that comes with financial security and knowing that the injured party has been held responsible.
We invite you to review our credentials on our website and compare them to other injury attorneys. We are proud of the results, awards and accolades we have received, and we are especially proud of what our former clients have to say about us.
We only get paid if we we win. We do not charge interest on case advances, and we do not require our clients to take out litigation loans to finance their case. So, you will never be out of pocket any money to pursue your rights. To learn more about our fees and the costs and expenses we advance, click here.
We would be honored to help you and your family. Call us today at any of our office locations. And, if you can't come to us for any reason, we will gladly come to you.
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