This week, we are examining trial and case statistics from the Administrative Office of the Court’s yearly report, Annual Report of the Tennessee Judiciary for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013. Today, we take a closer look at Knoxville.
Last year, 938 tort lawsuits (claims for personal injury or wrongful death) were filed in Knox County. 38 cases went to trial — 23 of them were jury trials and 15 were judge or bench trials. Of the 38 case that went to trial, the injured party recovered money in less than half of those trials (18 of 38).
Of the 18 cases that actually went to trial and resulted in a verdict for the injured or deceased party, 14 of those cases had an award in the range of $0 to $99,999.99. Three cases had verdicts in the range of $100,000.00 to $999,999.99 and only one case had a verdict in excess of $1,000,000.00. The average award for verdicts in Knox County, Tennessee was $149,205.00, a number driven significantly upward by the one verdict that was in excess of $1,000,000.
Of course, the value of any case is dependent on many factors, including the underlying facts of the accident, the nature and severity of the injuries, the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit must be filed, etc. But, another important factor is the skill of the lawyer handling the case. At the Law Offices of John Day, our award-winning lawyers are experienced in handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. We invite you to review the testimonials of our satisfied clients and then contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your injury case.