Personal injury at major food chain

Asked about 2 years ago - Antioch, TN

When is statue of limitations up for personal injury claim? Need a lawyer for my claim however bc it may be less than 10000 it has been hard to secure one. Any suggestions?

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  1. James B. Hernan

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    Answered . You should consult directly with a local lawyer regarding the statute of limitations. You can also review the Tennessee Code at the link below. Take a look at Section 28-3-104, but do not take this as legal advice. This is a general response and not based on the particulars of your case.

    Strongly consider consulting in person with a local personal injury attorney who can advise you of the statute of limitations.

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  2. Christopher Daniel Leroi

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    Answered . You can always file it yourself in small claims or civil court. However, you might need to agree to a higher contingency rate or to pay the attorney an hourly fee instead. A lot of attorneys on Avvo are willing to take cases on a reduced rate fee, so this is the best place to look.

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  3. Steven Mark Sweat

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    Answered . Keep looking or pursue an action in small claims court. Consult with TN attorney regarding statute of limitations as this differs from state to state.

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  4. Nathan Zale Dowlen

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    Answered . 1 year from the date of incident. Your problem may have more to do with the fact that food poisoning is often hard to prove. Usually, what you see coming back up, is not the problem. Many times, what you last ate was not the problem. The typical incubation time for food poisoning is 12 to 24 hours, so it was more likely a couple of meals, or even the day before you got sick. Without an outbreak of food poisoning from one facility, your chances of being successful are probably not great.

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  5. Ronald Walter Kim

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    Answered . In Tennessee the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is one year, however, there are exceptions so you should hire an attorney to determine the specific limitations period for your case.

  6. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Small claims court.

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  7. Howard Robert Roitman

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    Answered . A statute of limitations is a law which places a time limit on pursuing a legal remedy in relation to wrongful conduct. After the expiration of the statutory period, unless a legal exception applies, the injured person loses the right to file a lawsuit seeking money damages or other relief. The following list is provided by way of example. If you wish to know how the statute of limitations applies to a specific situation, you should verify the statutory time period and its relevance to your situation with a qualified Tennessee lawyer. Personal Injury: 1 year. Libel / Slander / Defamation: Libel, 1 year; Slander, 6 months. Injury to Personal Property: 3 years. Product Liability: 1 year. Contracts: 6 years. This information is believed accurate as of the date of authorship, but is not intended to provide a complete analysis of statutory limitations on the right to sue. For a determination of how the law applies to a specific incident or injury, please consult a qualified attorney licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee.

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