White County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, our nationally-recognized and award-winning team has been privileged to represent the residents of Sparta and all of White County when they have been injured due to someone's carelessness. Our goals are simple: to hold the careless person responsible and get you the most money reasonably possible in the shortest amount of time. By doing so, we can help you put your life back together after an accident and maybe even prevent future accidents.
Types of Cases We Handle In White County
So that we can dedicate ourselves to our injury clients, we do not handle bankruptcies, child custody cases, wills, trusts, adoptions, divorces, tax matters, real estate closings, corporate matters, DUIs or other criminal matters.
But, we do handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including boating accidents, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice cases including birth injuries, dog bite cases, food poisoning cases, slip and fall accidents, injuries caused by defective products, jet ski accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, carbon-monoxide poisoning cases, towing accidents, golf cart accidents, farm equipment accidents, bicycle accidents, drowning and near-drowning accidents, dram shop cases and cases involving all types of injuries including eye injuries, burn injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries (paraplegia and quadriplegia) and brain injuries. If you do not see your type of case listed here, do not worry. We almost certainly can handle it. Just give us a call to discuss it.
Car Accident Cases in White County
Of course, we also handle a significant number of motorcycle accidents, car wrecks, car vs. pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and tractor-trailer crashes. Tennessee has roughly 4.5 million licensed drivers and more than 14,000 miles of state-highways and interstates. We also have a lot of out-of-state travelers and truckers who use our roadways. Regrettably, some drivers engage in dangerous conduct such as failing to obey speed limits, operating their vehicles under the influence, texting while driving, etc.
From 2015 to 2019, White County ranked 65th in the overall crash rate, 55th in fatal crash rate, 84th in injury crash rate and 80th in the motorcycle crash rate. For alcohol-impaired fatalities, White County was 54th. For alcohol-impaired crashes, the county was 83rd. Young drivers (ages 15 to 24) had a crash rate of 67th and senior drivers (ages 65+) had a crash rate of 71st. White County's speeding crash rate was 48th.
Who Is At Fault In Your Injury Accident?
If you have been injured due to someone's carelessness, you are generally entitled to recover for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, permanent impairments (if any), scarring (if any), loss of enjoyment of life and other possible damages. In order to recover these damages, a claim must be made against the at-fault party or the at-fault party's insurance company.
For example, in a car accident case, if the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance, you may be able to recover uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits from your own insurance carrier, but this will depend upon the language of your auto insurance policy. If the other driver was on the job at the time of the accident, a claim may be possible against the employer. Depending upon the condition of the roadway, it may be possible to bring a claim against the State or, if the area was under construction, against the contractor performing the roadway work. There may even be a product liability claim against your car manufacturer if, for example, the airbags in your vehicle should have deployed but they did not. If the other driver was served too much alcohol before the accident, it may be possible to bring a liquor liability claim against the restaurant or bar.
We Investigate and Pursue All Viable Sources of Recovery
As you can see, in any type of case, there can be several types possible sources of recovery. Each one needs to be investigated and analyzed fully by our experienced team. By letting us do the work, you can be confident that all at-fault parties are being pursued for complete compensation and you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Here are just a few reasons you should hire us:
- We know the law. John Day literally wrote the books on Tennessee injury and trial law. You can review them here. These books are routinely cited in court opinions and relied upon by other lawyers.
- We know the medical side of your case. Our focus is injury cases so we have seen thousands of injuries and are well-versed in the medicine. In addition, we have a full-time nurse on staff to assist your medical issues.
- We know how to get results. We have won millions of dollars for our satisfied clients.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Of course, we will try to settle your case without the necessity of filing suit. But sometimes, the responsible party denies any wrongdoing or denies the severity of your injury. When that happens, it usually becomes necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf. For more detailed information on the litigation process, click here.
White County is in the 13th Judicial District, and the following individuals preside over civil cases in Circuit Court:
The 13th Judicial District has established Local Rules for its courts. These rules govern issues such as issuing subpoenas, setting a case for trial, etc. A copy of the Local Rules for Circuit Court can be found here.
In White County, for the 2010-2011 reporting period, there were only 26 tort cases (cases alleging wrongful death or personal injury) filed and none of those cases went to trial. For the 2011-2012 reporting period, only two went to trial. The injured party lost both of those cases. For 2012-2013, 27 tort cases were filed in White County and only one tort case was tried. The injured party lost that trial and did not receive any compensation. In 2013-2014, 30 tort cases were filed in White County but none went to trial. In 2014-2015, there was a slight increase in filings with 32 but again none went to trial. During the 2015-2016 reporting period, there were 31 cases filed in White County, one case was tried, but the injured party lost their trial. In 2016-2017, 27 injury or death cases were filed but none were tried. For 2017-2018, only 10 injury or death cases were filed and 2 were tried. The injury victims lost both of those trials. Last year, 4 injury or death cases were filed and 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 White County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today
In White County, very few cases that went to trial resulted in a verdict for the injured party. If you have been injured in White County, you need our experienced team on your side to hold all at-fault parties responsible and help you get the maximum recovery reasonably possible.
We only get paid if we win and we advance the case expenses so you do not have to pay anything out of pocket to pursue the compensation you deserve. To learn more about our fees and the case expenses we advance, click here.
Our former clients are so glad they called us, and we know you will be too. The law only provides a limited time to seek compensation -- contact us today toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online. As always, if you are unable to come to us for any reason, we will gladly come to you.