Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents Is One Year

by Staff Blogger | February 20th, 2019

Most states in the U.S. give personal injury victims at least two years to file claims against the negligent drivers who caused their crashes, with many states giving between three years and even up to 10 years.

However, Tennessee is one of just a handful of states that gives injured victims only one year to file compensation claims after car accidents. Although that may seem like a long time, especially if you were recently involved in an auto accident, it can pass in the blink of an eye. And once the statute of limitations for a claim expires, the chances of getting compensation for an injury or accident vanish completely and permanently.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident lawyers always emphasize the importance of acting quickly after an auto accident. In addition to the possibility of the statute of limitations expiring, there’s also the risk of evidence disappearing and witnesses becoming more difficult to locate or contact.

In addition, insurance companies begin preparing their defenses against victims as soon as they find out about crashes. And when they get a big head start, it can be more difficult for injured people like you to get the full compensation they deserve.

Finally, acting fast means you can increase your chances of getting compensation sooner. After a crash, don’t wait to get the legal help you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation, and let us get to work for you.