I was hurt in a car wreck in Tennessee. The other driver was also from Tennessee. How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?
You have one year from the date of the wreck to file a lawsuit. Failure to file suit within the one year period will result in a loss of your rights.
However, you should not wait this long to hire a lawyer. A lawyer needs time to investigate the case ad sometimes critical evidence can disappear if the lawyer is not hired early in the case. Also, it is possible that the lawyer can negotiate a settlement on your behalf, thus eliminating the expense that goes with filing a lawsuit. Thus, it is recommended that you hire a promptly and not wait until the one year deadline for action approaches.