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What is the Statute of Limitations for an Auto Accident in TN?

What is the Statute of Limitations for an Auto Accident in TN?

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When a lawyer refers to a Statute of Limitations, he/she is referencing how long one has to file a lawsuit in a legal matter, and if such a lawsuit is not filed by a certain date then that claim will be barred and cease to legally exist. In the State of Tennessee, the Statute of Limitations is different for depending on the type of legal matter you are pursuing. For instance, in Tennessee, you have three (3) years to file a claim for property damage matters but only one (1) year to file a libel claim.

Exceptions for Statute of Limitations in TN

The Statute of Limitations for automobile accidents in Tennessee is straight forward, with a few exceptions:

  • Anyone involved in an automobile accident in Tennessee has one (1) year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit or settle his/her claim out of court. If you do not settle the claim or file a lawsuit prior to the one-year statute date, then you are forever prevented from legally pursuing the matter.
  • Minor children are allowed to file a lawsuit until one year after his/her 18th birthday for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. If a child was seven (7) years old when the accident occurred, he/she will have until his/her 19th birthday to file a claim.

Speak to an Experienced Attorney

As with all legal matters, the Tennessee Statute of Limitations period can be tricky and sometimes confusing. We always recommend that you speak with an experienced automobile accident attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. Call (901) 526-9494 to sit down with an auto accident attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm who will provide a free consultation and answer all your questions about your case. We handle all our personal injury and medical malpractice claims on a contingency basis, meaning if we are not successful in pursuing your claim then you owe us nothing.

Chiozza Law Firm Can Help

The Chiozza Law Firm has a long history of representing injured parties in auto accident cases. We help people each day across the State of Tennessee and the mid-South area, offering a helping hand and reassuring voice in the pursuit of justice. We believe if you call (901) 526-9494 or email Attorney Brian Chiozza, brian@chiozzalaw.com, you will like what you hear.

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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 8:13 AM
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