Tennessee has a "statute of limitations" for personal injury cases, which means that lawsuits cannot be filed after a certain window of time has elapsed. This statute, TCA § 28-3-104, only allows one year for auto accident cases and other personal injury cases. In other words, if you are injured in a collision with a semi-truck in January, you only have until the end of December to bring a personal injury claim. (Note: if you are a minor, you may have until age 18 to file a claim.)
The time limit is one reason it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Another reason is that even though you have a year to bring a lawsuit, vital evidence can disappear within a matter of days. Getting a skilled lawyer on your side right away will maximize your chances of success.
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I am attorney Bart Durham, founder of Bart Durham Injury Law in Nashville, and I have been practicing law since 1975. I and my experienced team of lawyers and staff are here to carry the burden of legal concerns for you. We take pride in providing quality service and staying in contact with our clients. Even if nothing new has happened in your case, you can count on receiving a call from us at least once a month, just to check in.
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