16 Nov Ask an Attorney: How long do I have to file suit for injuries received in a car accident?
Q: How long do I have to file suit for injuries I received in an automobile accident?
A: It depends on where the accident occurred. In Tennessee, you have one (1) year from the date of the accident. That period of time is referred to as the Statute of Limitations and may vary depending on the type of claim you are making. The best advice is to consult with an attorney as soon as possible following the accident. Letting the Statute of Limitations lapse will prevent you from recovering on your claim..