Cocke County, Tennessee lies in an enchanting region of the Great Smoky Mountains. Renowned for inspiring the "Christy” novels and television series, Cocke County embodies the historical events, locales and residents of the fictional Cutter Gap. The cities and towns of Cosby, Del Rio, Hartford, Newport and Parrottsville comprise Cocke County. Cocke County, whose population was 33,565 at the time of the 2000 Census, occupies a portion of the Knoxville- Sevierville- Combined Statistical Area.
If you’re heading to court in Cocke County, you should know that Tennessee’s legal system includes four trial courts. The Circuit Courts, as courts of general jurisdiction, handle civil and criminal matters and hear appeals from the courts with limited jurisdiction. The Chancery Courts exclusively hear civil cases and generally handle cases that fall outside the traditional common-law actions. The Criminal Courts, located in 13 of TN’s 31 judicial districts, serve as relief for heavy caseloads in other courts, hearing criminal cases and misdemeanor appeals from the lower courts.
Finally, the Probate Court hears individual estate cases but only operates in a few districts. Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure are readily available to the public.
If you have a personal injury case in Tennessee, your claim will be heard in civil court. Once you’ve gone through a trial, you may have the right to appeal your personal injury case to the state’s Appeals Court or the Supreme Court. Whether you are wanting to pursue a claim or make an appeal, our Cocke County personal injury lawyers are here to help.
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