Tennessee Car Accident Injury Statistics
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security divides crash statistics into eight districts. Hamblen County and Greene County are both in District Five headquartered in Fall Branch. District Five had 115 traffic fatalities in one recent year, four more than the 111 reported the previous year.
According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were five fatal crashes in Hamblen County in 2018 after 12 in 2017 and there were 19 fatal crashes in Greene County in 2018 after 18 in 2017. Hamblen County had 318 injury crashes and 1,318 property damage only (PDO) crashes in 2018 while Greene County had 487 injury crashes and 1,290 PDO crashes.
Of the 95 counties in Tennessee for 2013 through 2017, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security reported that Hamblen County had an overall crash rate rank of 34.451 per 1,000 licensed drivers (22nd), a fatal crash rate of 0.232 (70th), and an injury crash rate of 7.048 (51st). Greene County had an overall crash rank of 32.570 (23rd), a fatal crash rate of 0.211 (30th), and an injury crash rate of 8.320 (17th).
Car Accident Injury Settlement Amounts in Morristown
Many car accident cases are ultimately resolved through settlements. Insurance companies frequently decide that settling a case is less costly than paying to go to trial and risking a possible judgment.
When settlements prove to be impossible, a case could go to trial and an injury victim could be awarded compensatory damages. These are usually a combination of economic damages and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include medical bills, lost income, and property damage. Noneconomic damages are for harms that don’t come with a clear price tag, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Tennessee has adopted a modified comparative fault system, meaning that a plaintiff can recover damages so long as their negligence was less than the defendant’s (meaning not more than 50 percent at fault). A plaintiff’s damages are then reduced in proportion to their own negligence. For example, a person who is awarded $100,000 in a car accident case but is found to have been 15 percent at fault would have their damages reduced by $15,000, and they would ultimately receive $85,000.
The Terry Law Firm has a record of recovering significant compensation for our clients. For example a few of our settlements include a $5.3 million in a tractor-trailer negligence case, a $1 million in a commercial vehicle negligence case, anda $1 million in a distracted truck driver case. We also obtained $825,000 in a tractor-trailer negligence case, $760,000 in a distracted truck driver case, and $750,000 for a head injury victim in a tractor-trailer negligence case.
How Can The Terry Law Firm in Morristown Help Me?
If you have been hurt in an accident, our team is ready to stand up and fight for you. We know that any successful case starts with a thorough investigation. We’ll make sure that no stone is left unturned when building a convincing case on your behalf.
We know that your focus should be on your recovery and your family, so we’ll handle the discussions and negotiations with the insurance companies and other parties on your behalf. We will work to negotiate for a fair settlement that covers all of your past, present, and future needs. If the insurance company refuses to extend an acceptable offer, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
Our team won’t be intimidated by insurance companies, nor will we accept anything less than what you need and deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we won’t get paid unless we recover money for you.
The Terry Law Firm offers more than a half-century of combined legal experience. We are ready to put all of our experience and skill to work for you. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with us today.