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.