I Was Involved in an Accident. Can I File Suit if I am Still Seeing the Doctor for My Injuries?
There are two more points related to this issue. First, at the Law Offices of John Day, we advance all case expenses including for things like life care planners. This means you do not have to pay any money from your own pocket to pursue your case. Our experienced lawyers handle all accident cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family. If we win, we are also reimbursed for the case expenses we advanced. But unlike a lot of injury lawyers, we do not charge any interest on those case expenses. In the event your case is unsuccessful, we do not charge you for the case expenses so you owe us nothing.
Second, in Tennessee, the statute of limitations, which is an absolute deadline for pursuing your case, is generally one year. Although there are some exceptions (you can read about them on our FAQ page), you should assume the statute of limitations will require you to file your lawsuit within one year from the date of injury. At the Law Offices of John Day, we need time to investigate your accident to make sure we can identify all culpable parties. We may need to visit the scene of the accident and interview witnesses. We need to gather your medical records and expenses as part of our evaluation of the value of your case. Ideally, we would like to have time to try to obtain a favorable settlement before filing suit and, in the event settlement is not successful, we need time to prepare the complaint. A complaint is the legal document that starts your lawsuit against the at-fault parties and satisfies the statute of limitations. So, please do not delay.
If you have been injured in an accident, contact us online or call us anytime of day at the office location most convenient to you. While our offices are centrally located in Middle Tennessee, we accept and handle accident cases across the State of Tennessee.
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All our offices have convenient and free parking so you never have to search for street parking or pay $25.00 to park for an hour. And, of course, if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to your home or the hospital.