Information is now available on the number of personal injury and wrongful death trials and jury verdicts in Wilson County, Tennessee (county seat: Lebanon) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
There were 201 personal injury and wrongful death cases closed in Wilson County (not including health care liability act cases) and 2 tort trials. Here is how that compares with prior years:
Note that in recent years about 1 – 2 % of all closed cases in Wilson County are tried to judgment. When your client asks you “what are the odds my Madison County case will go to trial” you can say that, on average 98-99% of filed cases are resolved (through voluntary dismissal, dismissal on motion, or settlement) before a jury verdict or judgment is announced.
Only 1 of the 2 trials were jury trials – the other case was tried to the court. The plaintiff lost both trials. In fact, a plaintiff has not won a personal injury or wrongful death trial in Wilson County in the last six fiscal years – they have lost 26 trials in a row.
You can find information about trials and verdicts in tort cases for every county in Tennessee by visiting the Free Resources at www.birddoglaw.com. Click on this link to find a list of every county in the state, click on the relevant county, and go to “Case Statistics.” (Note: we are still inputting the 2021-22 data so some counties will have data only through June 30, 2021. All information will be complete before May 1.