Williamson County, Tennessee
Types of Cases We Handle in Williamson County
We also limit the types of cases we handle. So that we can focus on our injury cases, we do not handle will and trusts, adoptions, child custody cases, real estate closings, tax matters, divorces, bankruptcies, corporate matters, DUIs or other criminal cases.
But, we do handle almost any type of personal injury and wrongful death claim imaginable including carbon-monoxide poisoning cases, boating accidents, medical malpractice cases, birth injury cases, liquor liability cases, jet ski accidents, dog bite cases, sexual abuse cases, golf cart accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, towing accident, summer camp accidents, farm equipment accidents, drowning and near-drowning accidents, food poisoning cases, bicycle accidents, cases involving defective products, slip and fall accidents, cases involving broken bones, spinal cord injuries (quadriplegia and paraplegia), eye injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries and countless others.
Car Accident Cases in Williamson County
And, of course, we handle automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle wrecks, bus accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases and accidents involving motor vehicles and bicycles and pedestrians. Williamson County ranked 39th out of the 95 Tennessee counties for overall crash rate during the 2015 to 2019 time frame. Below are the other crash categories and rank for Williamson County:
Fatal Crash Rate Rank: 95th -- the lowest in the State (again).
Injury Crash Rate Rank: 80th
Motorcycle Crash Rate Rank: 85th
Alcohol Impaired Fatality Crash Rate: 94th
Alcohol Impaired Crash Rate Rank: 85th
Speeding Crash Rate Rank: 42nd
Young Driver (age 15 to 24) Crash Rate Rank: 50th
Senior Driver (age 65+) Crash Rate Rank: 27th
As evidenced by these statistics, car wrecks can occur because of alcohol-impaired drivers, speeding, inexperience or just plain carelessness. Regardless of the cause, the results can be devastating. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car wreck or any other type of accident, contact The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our team of lawyers can help you put your life back together.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Let's face it, no one really wants to go to court. But sometimes, the at-fault party or the at-fault party's insurance company denies liability. Or, they deny the severity of your injuries. In those cases, we will not hesitate to take them to court to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. To learn more about the litigation process, click here.
Williamson County Judges and Court Information
If it is necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf, Williamson County is part of the 21st Judicial District, which also includes Hickman, Lewis and Perry County, Tennessee. The judges hear both Circuit Court (criminal and civil) and Chancery Court cases. The judges "ride the circuit," which means they divide their time hearing cases in all four counties. Because Williamson County has the largest population of the four counties in the 21st Judicial District, the judges spend a significant portion of their time in the county seat of Franklin.
The following people serve as trial judges for the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court:
The 21st Judicial District has Local Rules of Court that can be found here. These rules govern various topics such as motion dates, setting cases for trial, pretrial procedure, etc.
For the 2010-2011 reporting period, there were 261 tort cases (a claim for wrongful death or personal injury) filed in Williamson County. Only 5 tort cases went to trial during that same time period. Of the 5 tort cases tried, the injured party only won 2 of the trials. The average award was $28,931.00. In 2011-2012, 246 tort cases were filed in Williamson County but not a single tort case went to trial. For 2012-2013, 235 tort cases were filed in Williamson County and 8 tort cases were tried. The injured party won half the time and the average award was $45,430.00. During the 2013-2014 reporting period, 237 tort cases were filed in Williamson County and only 3 went to trial. The injured party only won 1 of those three trials and the verdict was in the amount of $22,997.00. In 2014-2015, the statistics were not significantly different: 255 tort cases filed, 4 tort cases tried and 2 wins for injury victims. The average award was $39,913.00. In 2015-2016, there were 261 tort cases filed, 4 of those cases went to trial. The injured party won 3 of those trials for an average of $41,358. For 2016-2017, 338 injury or death cases were filed but only 2 were tried. The injury victims won both of those trials and the average verdict was $42,806. During the 2017-2018 reporting period, 325 injury or death cases were filed and five were tried. Of those five trials, the injury victim won four of them with an average verdict of $68,602. Last year, 326 injury or death cases were filed and eight were tried. While the injury victims only won three of those trials, one of the verdicts was very large and pushed the average to $4,199,054. That case was handled by our office on behalf of a female runner who was severely injured when struck by a car. In fact, neither of the other two verdicts last year were over $1 million dollars. 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 Williamson County, please click on the link.
Why Should You Hire Us?
As these statistics highlight, it is critical to have the right attorney representing you. So, why should you hire us? Here are just a few reasons: every year since 1993, John Day has been named as one of the country's best lawyers by Best Lawyers. Business Tennessee has consistently recognized John Day as one of the best lawyers in the State of Tennessee. U.S. News and World Reports has declared us one of the nation's Best Law Firms. Our peers have also recognized our accomplishments by awarding us Super Lawyers designations and Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ratings. And, we have received other honors and awards over the years. But,we are most proud of our results and the praise we have received from former clients.
Contact Us Today
We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we recover money for you. And, we advance all necessary case expenses so you do not have to pay anything out of pocket to pursue your rights. For more detailed information on our fees and the expenses we advance, click here.
Contact us today at 615-742-4880 (Brentwood) or 615-669-3993 (Nashville) or 615-867-9900 (Murfreesboro) or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online. As always, if for any reason you can't come to us, we will gladly come to you.