Answers to Your Questions About Mid-South Injury Lawsuits
Have questions about what to do if you have been injured in a car or truck wreck in Tennessee or one of the neighboring states? Don’t know how to proceed if a medical error or birth injury has harmed or killed a loved one in Memphis or another Tennessee location? The experienced trial attorneys at the Holton Law Firm have the answers you need. If you do not see your question answered here, contact our office to learn more about your individual case.
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I am not sure who owned the car that hit me, how can I find out?
All of the information about a car or truck wreck should be in the accident report which is completed by the investigating police agency. If the wreck occurred in Memphis, the Memphis Police Department will complete the accident report. If the accident occurred outside the city, in Shelby County, the Shelby County Sheriff’s office or the Tennessee Highway Patrol will complete the accident report.
I’ve been in a car wreck in Tennessee. If I was injured, how long do I have to file a lawsuit?
The time limit to file a lawsuit is called the Statute of Limitations. Each state has its own Statute of Limitations. There are also different Statutes of Limitations for different types of lawsuits as well as different Statutes of Limitations for Adults and Children.
In the case of a car or truck wreck involving injury to an adult, Tennessee has a one year Statute of limitations. What that means is in Tennessee, an adult has just one year from the date of an accident where they were injured to file a lawsuit. The one year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury cases in Tennessee is a very strict deadline. If you do not file the lawsuit within that year, in almost all cases, you will have missed the deadline and you will not be able to recover.
In the case of a minor, (someone under the age of 18), the minor has until one year from their 18th birthday in which to bring a lawsuit for personal injuries from a car or truck wreck.
There are a number of exceptions to the Statute of Limitations which may apply in your particular case. We recommend you call the Holton Law firm as soon as possible to make sure that you comply with the statute of limitations deadlines.