Wilson County, Tennessee
For more than four decades, our award-winning team has represented injury victims in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown and all of Wilson County. Unlike a lot of firms who handle all types of cases, we focus on injury cases. We do not handle divorces, bankruptcies, adoptions, child custody cases, real estate closings, tax cases, wills or trusts, corporate matters, DUIs or other criminal matters.
But, we do handle almost any type of injury case including boating accidents, medical malpractice cases including birth injuries, farm equipment accidents, summer camp accidents, towing accidents, drowning and near-drowning accidents, serious burn cases, injuries caused by defective or unreasonably dangerous products, jet ski accidents, dog bite cases, golf cart accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning cases, eye injury cases, food poisoning cases, food allergy cases, burn injury cases, brain injury cases, dram shop cases, bicycle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, sexual abuse cases, cases involving broken bones, spinal cord injuries (paraplegia and quadriplegia) and many more.
Car Accident Cases in Wilson County
A large portion of our practice is motor vehicle accidents including car wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle crashes, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, car vs. pedestrian and car v. bicycle accidents. From 2015 to 2019, Wilson County had the following crash statistics according to the Tennessee Department of Safety:
- Overall Crash Rate: 30th
- Fatal Crash Rate: 78th
- Injury Crash Rate: 17th
- Motorcycle Crash Rate: 46th
- Alcohol-Impaired Fatality Rate: 50th
- Alcohol-Impaired Crash Rate: 39th
- Speeding Crash Rate: 41st
- Young Driver (Ages 15-24) Crash Rate: 28th
- Senior Driver (Ages 65+) Crash Rate: 30th
We Understand and We Can Help
We understand a serious accident of any type can be overwhelming. Along with physical and emotional injuries usually comes a mountain of medical bills. To make matters worse, you are out of work because of your injuries, and the mortgage payment and other bills are due. The at-fault parties insurance companies or lawyers are calling you, pressuring you to sign a release, and take some quick money. And, you just want to get your life back to normal and you certainly do not want to deal with the demands of making a claim. Click here if you would like more information on the work we do once you hire us.
Let our experienced team help you. We offer a free consultation where we will thoroughly discuss your case with you. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to you. If we accept your case, we only get paid if we win and we will advance your case expenses. For more information on our fees and the case expenses we pay, click here.
We have handled thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases, so we know how to investigate them properly so that all responsible parties are held accountable.
We also know the law. John Day has written the books on Tennessee injury and trial law. You can review them here. Courts and other lawyers cite to and rely upon these books.
And, we know the value of your case so you do not settle for less than you truly deserve. And for our clients who are victims of catastrophic, life-changing accidents, we can also help you set up college education funds for children, arrange for long-term care, etc.
Wilson County Judges and Court Information
If we have to file suit to protect your rights, Wilson County is located within the 15th Judicial District. The following individual presides over civil cases in the 15th Judicial District:
The 15th Judicial District has established Local Rules which govern the day to day operations of the court. A copy of the Local Rules can be reviewed here.
In 2010-2011, 160 tort cases (claims for personal injury or wrongful death.) were filed in Wilson County and 7 tort cases were tried to verdict. Of those 7 cases, the injured party did not win a single one. In 2011-2012, there were 156 tort cases filed in Wilson County and 4 cases went to trial. Of those 4 cases, the injured party received compensation in only one case and the award was substantial: $2,457,778.00. For 2012-2013, 172 tort cases were filed and 7 were tried. But, the injured party did not win a single case. In 2013-2014, 175 tort cases were filed in Wilson County and nine went to trial. The accident victim did not win a single one of those nine trials. In 2014-2015, the statistics are very similar: 177 tort cases were filed, five went to trial and the injured party did not win a single case. For 2015-2016, 179 cases were filed, 5 went to trial but none of the injured parties were awarded damages. During the 2016-2017 calendar year, 203 injury or death cases were filed and five were tried but the injury victim lost all five trials. For the 2017-2018 reporting period, 211 injury or death cases were filed and nine were tried. The injury victims lost every single trial. Last year, the story was largely the same. Tort filings were down to 197 and seven cases were tried. Again, the injury victims lost every trial. In short, there has not been a verdict for a plaintiff (injury victim) in Wilson County since the 2011-2012 calendar year. 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 Wilson County, please click on the link.
Contact Us Today
These case statistics emphasize the need for high-quality representation. We have won millions and millions of dollars (review some of our successes) for our satisfied clients and we would like to help you and your family too.
Contact us today so we can get started putting your life back together. We have three convenient locations and we are always happy to come to you if you are unable to come to our office for any reason.
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