BASICS OF PERSONAL INJURY IN TENNESSEE


05 Jun

BASICS OF PERSONAL INJURY IN TN   STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS THERE ARE TIME LIMITS ON FILING A LAWSUIT.  FOR PERSONAL INJURY, THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IS 1 YEAR.   FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, IT IS 3 YEARS.  FOR BREACH OF CONTRACTS, IT IS 6 YEARS. EMERGENCY ROOM IF YOU HAVE SUFFERED AN ACCIDENT, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND GET A COMPLETE CHECK UP. COURTS BOTH THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT AND THE CIRCUIT COURTS HAVE THE POWER TO HEAR YOUR CASE.  IF THE DAMAGES ARE OVER $25,000, THAT EXCEEDS THE JURISDICTIONAL LIMITS OF THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT, AND YOU MUST GO TO CIRCUIT COURT. NEGLIGENCE MANY CASES ARISE OUT OF NEGLIGENCE.  TENNESSEE FOLLOWS MODIFIED COMPARATIVE FAULT, WHICH MEANS GENERALLY THAT A PLAINTIFF MAY ONLY RECOVER IF HIS//HER NEGLIGENCE IS LESS THAN THE DEFENDANT’S NEGLIGENCE.  THIS IS FOR A JURY TO DECIDE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT US AT WWW.KJONESLAWYERS.COM  OR ANY OF THE ABOVE NUMBERS.

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