I was hurt in a car wreck in Tennessee. What is the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit?
One year. You have one year from the date of the car wreck to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Failure to file a lawsuit on time against those who caused the wreck will result in a loss of rights.
There are a couple exceptions to this rule, but they are so fact dependent that I will not list them here out of fear that they might lull someone into thinking that they have more time than they might actually have. So, assume that the one year deadline applies to you unless an experienced personal injury lawyer familiar with all of the facts advises you that you have more time.
You should not wait a year to see a lawyer. If you have injuries that require medical treatment, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible. You certainly should consult a lawyer before you give a statement to an insurance company, even your insurance company.