How long after an accident can I sue?
How long after an accident can I sue? It depends on the situation. In Tennessee, it is often one year. Now there are certain exceptions to that. Sometimes, when the accident involves minors or certain personal injury actions that are kind of unique. But generally, it’s a year.
However, you should consult with a lawyer just as soon as possible after that accident. Why? Because there are certain things that can be obtained. For example, there may be a videotape from a gas station across the street or maybe from the bank teller machine. Something of that nature that could be obtained and preserved that would help protect your rights and protect your lawsuit or your cause of action if necessary.
The second reason you don’t want to waste any time in consulting with a lawyer is there are certain things that need to be done the first day or even the first week after an accident that if you wait 11 months, you may not get the same level of compensation or you may not protect all the rights that you were entitled to protect had you consulted with a lawyer early.
If you have been in an accident, give us a call at Garza Law Firm right away. We are here to help.