In the year ending June 30, 2011 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) there were 499 trials in Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Only 222 of these trials were jury trials. The other 277 trials were non-jury trials.
Shelby County had 44 jury trials in personal injury and wrongful death cases, the most jury trials of any county in the state. Davidson County was next with 31 jury trials. Knox County had 28 jury trials and Hamilton County had 19 jury trials.
Most of the state’s counties had no jury trials whatsoever in personal injury cases.
The number of trials in personal injury cases continues to decline. For example, ten years ago, there were 717 trials in personal injury cases. Of those 717 trials, 412 were jury trials and 305 were non-jury trials.
Figures for the year ending June 30, 2012 should be available soon. Keep checking this site for more information on this subject.
Our firm, the Law Offices of John Day, P.C., represents consumers in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Please call us at 866-812-8787 if we can be of assistance to you. We do not charge for an initial consultation, and we accept personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis.