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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Tennessee to evaluate your claim.

Tennessee follows a system using the modified comparative negligence – 50% rule.  In states following a modified comparative fault – 50% rule, an injured party can only recover if it is determined that his or her fault in causing the injury is 49% or less, with the resulting damage award reduced by the injured party’s amount of fault.  If the injured party’s fault level reaches 50%, he or she cannot recover any damages resulting from the accident.  For example, if Debbie sued Dave for damages she suffered in a car accident involving their vehicles, and Debbie was 50% at fault, Debbie would not recover anything from Dave.  If, however, Debbie was 40% at fault, she could recover damages, but the damage award would be reduced by her portion of the fault in causing the injury.  Therefore, a finding that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages would result in Debbie receiving an award reduced by 40%, or a final award of $6,000. 

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Tennessee Statutes of Limitations

In Tennessee, the courts follow a pure several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  Here, the amount for which each defendant is financially liable is proportionate to his or her share of the fault.  In other words, a defendant that caused the majority of the damages will be responsible for a majority of the financial judgment. 

Click here for more on Joint and Several Liability

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Tennessee is to contact courts in TN and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Tennessee to get you started:

Appellate Courts
Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals – Jackson Branch
Western Division

Supreme Court Building
P.O. Box 909
Jackson, TN 38302-0909
731-423-5840

Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Eastern Division

Supreme Court Building
P.O. Box 444
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-594-6700

Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Middle Division
Supreme Court Building
401 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219-1407
615-741-2681

Trial Courts
Anderson County
Room 301, Courthouse
100 Main Street
Clinton TN 37716
865-463-6842

Bedford County
1 Public Sq., Courthouse, Room 200
Shelbyville TN 37160
615-684-3223

Benton County
1 East Court Square, Room 207
P.O. Box 685
Camden TN 38320
731-584-6711

Bledsoe County
P.O. Box 455
Pikeville TN 37367
423-447-6488

Blount County
Blount Co. Justice Center
926 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville TN 37804-6201
865-273-5400

Bradley County
2230 Blythe Ave, Justice Center
P.O. Box 1167
Cleveland TN 37311-5068
423-728-7052

Campbell County
P.O. Box 26
Jacksboro TN 37757
423-562-2624

Cannon County
Courthouse
1 Public Square
Woodbury TN 37190
615-563-4461

Carroll County
99 Court Square, Suite 103
Huntingdon TN 38344-3726
731-986-1926

Carter County
Courthouse Annex
900 E. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton TN 37643
423-542-1835

Cheatham County
Criminal Justice Center
100 Public Square, Room 225
Ashland City TN 37015
615-792-3272

Chester County
P.O. Box 133
Henderson TN 38340
731-989-2454

Claiborne County
1740 Main Street, Suite 201
Tazewell TN 37879
423-626-3334

Clay County
Post Office Box 749
Celina TN 38551
931-243-2557

Cocke County
Courthouse
111 Court Avenue
Newport TN 37821
423-623-6124

Coffee County
P.O. Box 629
300 Hillsboro Blvd.
Manchester TN 37349
931-723-5110

Crockett County
1 South Bells Street, Suite 6
Alamo TN 38001
731-696-5462

Cumberland County
2 North Main Street, Suite 302
Crossville TN 38555
931-484-6647

Davidson County
523 Mainstream Drive
P.O. Box 196303
Nashville TN
615-862-5181

Decatur County
P.O. Box 488
Decaturville TN 38329
731-852-3125

Dekalb County
Dekalb County Courthouse
One Public Sq., Room 303
Smithville TN 37166
615-597-5711

Dickson County
Courthouse Annex
P. O. Box 70
Charlotte TN 37036
615-789-7010

Dyer County
P.O. Box 1360
Dyersburg TN 38024
731-286-7808

Fayette County
P.O. Box 670
1 Court Square, Room 210
Somerville TN 38068
901-465-5205

Fentress County
P.O. Box 699
Jamestown TN 38556
931-879-7919

Franklin County
Franklin Co. Courthouse
1 S. Jefferson Street
Winchester TN 37398
931-967-2923

Gibson County
295 North College
P. O. Box 147
Trenton TN 38382
731-855-7615

Giles County
Courthouse
P. O. Box 678
Pulaski TN 38478
931-363-5311

Grainger County
P.O. Box 157
Rutledge TN 37861
865-828-3605

Greene County
Courthouse
101 S. Main Street
Greeneville TN 37743
423-798-1760

Grundy County
P.O. Box 161
Altamont TN 37301
931-692-3368

Hamblen County
Justice Center
510 Allison Street
Morristown TN 37814
423-586-5640

Hamilton County
423-586-5640
423-209-6700

Hancock County
P.O. Box 347
Sneedville TN 37869
423-733-2954

Hardeman County
Courthouse
100 N. Main Street
Bolivar TN 38008
731-658-6524

Hardin County
465 Main Street
Savannah TN 38372
731-925-3583

Hawkins County
Courthouse, Room 203
100 East Main Street
Rogersville TN 37857
423-272-3397

Haywood County
Courthouse
1 N. Washington
Brownsville TN 38012
731-772-1112

Henderson County
17 Monroe Avenue, Suite 9
Lexington TN 38351
731-968-2031

Henry County
P.O. Box 429
101 W. Washington Street
Paris TN 38242
731-642-0461

Hickman County
104 College Street, Suite 204
Centerville TN 37030
931-729-2211

Houston County
P.O. Box 403
Erin TN 37061
931-289-4673

Humphreys County
106 Court Square
Courthouse
Waverly TN 37185
931-296-2461

Jackson County
P.O. Box 205
Gainesboro TN 38562
931-268-9314

Jefferson County
P.O. Box 671
Dandridge TN 37725
865-397-2786

Johnson County
P.O. Box 73
Mountain City TN 37683
423-727-9012

Knox County
505 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 444
Knoxville TN
865-594-6700

Lake County
229 Church Street, Box 11
Tiptonville TN 38079
731-253-7137

Lauderdale County
Courthouse, 100 Court Square
P. O. Box 509
Ripley TN 38063
731-635-0101

Lawrence County
NBU 12, Courthouse
240 West Gains
Lawrenceburg TN 38464
931-762-7700

Lewis County
110 Park Ave., N.
Courthouse, Room 201
Hohenwald TN 38462
931-796-3724

Lincoln County
Room 203
112 Main Avenue
Fayetteville TN 37334
931-433-2334

Loudon County
P.O. Box 280
Loudon TN 37774
865-458-2042

McMinn County
P.O. Box 506
6 East Madison
Athens TN 37303
423-745-1923

McNairy County
McNairy County Criminal Justice Ctr
300 Industrial Park Drive
Selmer TN 38375
731-645-1015

Macon County
Macon County Justice Center
904 Hwy. 52 Bypass East
Lafayette TN 37083
615-666-2354

Madison County
#6 Highway, 45 By-Pass, S.Ct. Bldg.
P.O. Box 909
Jackson TN 38301
731-423-5840

Marion County
Marion County Justice Center
P.O. Box 789
Jasper TN 37347
423-942-8020

Marshall County
302 Marshall County Courthouse
Lewisburg TN 37091
931-359-0536

Maury County
41 Public Square
Courthouse, Room 202
Columbia TN 38401
931-375-1100

Meigs County
17214 State Hwy. 58, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 205
Decatur TN
423-334-5821

Monroe County
105 College Street, Suite 103
Madisonville TN 37354
423-442-2396

Montgomery County
2 Millennium Plaza, Suite 115
Clarksville TN 37040
931-648-5700

Moore County
196 Main Street, Suite 404
P.O. Box 206
Lynchburg TN 37352
931-759-5673

Morgan County
P.O. Box 163
Wartburg TN 37887
423-346-3503

Obion County
7 Bill Burnett Circle
Union City TN 38261
731-885-1372

Overton County
1000 John Tom Poindexter Drive
Livingston TN 38570
931-823-2312

Perry County
P.O. Box 91
Linden TN 37096
931-589-2218

Pickett County
P. O. Box 188
Byrdstown TN 38549
931-864-3958

Polk County
P.O. Box 256
6239 Hwy. 411
Benton TN 37307
423-338-4524

Putnam County
Room 1C, Suite 49A
421 East Spring Street
Cookeville TN 38501
931-528-1508

Rhea County
1475 Market Street, Suite 102
Dayton TN 37321
423-775-7805

Roane County
P.O. Box 793
200 East Race Street, Ste. 11
Kingston TN 37763
865-376-3861

Robertson County
206 Robertson County Courthouse
Springfield TN 37172
615-384-7864

Rutherford County
Room 201, Judicial Bldg.
20 Public Square North
Murfreesboro TN 37130
615-898-7820

Scott County
P.O. Box 330
Huntsville TN 37756
423-663-2440

Sequatchie County
P.O. Box 551
307 Cherry Street, East
Dunlap TN 37327
423-949-2618

Sevier County
125 Court Square, Ste. 204E
Sevierville TN 37862
865-453-5536

Shelby County
140 Adams Street, Room 202
Memphis TN 38103
901-545-4710

Smith County
211 North Main Street
Carthage TN 37030
615-735-0500

Stewart County
P.O. Box 193
Dover TN 37058
931-232-7042

Sullivan County
P.O. Box 585
Blountville TN 37617
423-323-5158

Sumner County
P.O. Box 549
Courthouse, Public Square
Gallatin TN 37066
615-451-3209

Tipton County
1801 South College St., Ste. 102
Covington TN 38019
901-475-3310

Trousdale County
200 East Main Street, Room 5
Hartsville TN 37074
615-374-3411

Unicoi County
P. O. Box 2000
Erwin TN 37650
423-743-3541

Union County
901 Main Street, Suite 220
Maynardville TN 37807
865-992-5493

Van Buren County
P.O. Box 126
Courthouse
Spencer TN 38585
931-946-2153

Warren County
P.O. Box 639
McMinnville TN
931-473-2373

Washington County
P.O. Box 356
Jonesborough TN 37659
423-753-1611

Wayne County
P.O. Box 869
Waynesboro TN 38485
931-722-5519

Weakley County
P.O. Box 28
2nd Floor, Courthouse
Dresden TN 38225
731-364-2456

White County
111 Depot Street, Suite 1
Sparta TN 38583
931-836-3205

Williamson County
135 4th Avenue South, Rm 203
Franklin TN 37064
615-790-5454

Wilson County
Room 207, 228 East Main St
P. O. Box 518
Lebanon TN 37088
615-444-2042

 
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