Personal injury refers to civil cases in which a party (The Plaintiff) sues another individual or company (The Defendant) for personal injury, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, or any other kind of loss or injury. To recover compensation, a plaintiff must prove that there was an act or failure to act on the part of the Defendant which caused some damage to the Plaintiff.
This area of law includes automobile accidents, products liability, professional negligence and premises liability cases.
A person who suffers injury as the result of someone else’s negligence in the State of Tennessee typically has up to one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. In most cases, failure to file suit within that one year will prevent the Plaintiff from making any recovery.