Tennessee Personal Injury Resources

Tennessee is located in the Southeastern United States and is bordered by 8 states. The Appalachian Mountains take up most of the eastern part of the state and the Mississippi River resides near the state’s western border. During the Civil War, Tennessee produced more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state, and more soldiers for the Union Army than any other Southern state. It was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy in 1861 and the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war. Like many southern states, Tennessee has some high profile cases that were very significant in the civil rights movement. Tennessee has a statute of limitations, meaning there is a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim.
Tennessee had an estimated population of 6,456,243 in the year 2012, which makes it the 17th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 70,681 civil incoming cases, which is 1,112 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 10,486 are tort cases, tried in the Circuit and Chancery Courts. The tort trend in Tennessee has slightly gone down in the past decade with a spike in 2004. One of these cases took place in an amusement park where a plaintiff complained that she received an electrical shock while trying to board a midway ride at the Knox County Fair. The defendant was found negligent and the jury verdict was in favor of the plaintiff.
Tennessee may have a different statute of limitations compared to other states. In some cases, the period in which the statute of limitations begins is when the victim becomes aware of his or her injury. This is called the Discovery Rule. Like the rest of the country, in Tennessee, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents.

Tennessee State Resources
State of Tennessee: http://www.tn.gov/
Official Portal of Tennessee: http://www.tn.gov/
Tennessee Legislature Online: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/
Tennessee Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.tn.gov/#government
Tennessee Secretary of State: http://www.tn.gov/sos/
Shelby County Official Website: http://www.maricopa.gov/

Tennessee Court Resources
Tennessee Courts Online: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/
Links for Tennessee Courts: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/courts
Tennessee Office of Court Administration: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/administration
Supreme Court of Tennessee: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/supreme-court
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Tennessee Legal Associates
State Bar of Tennessee: http://www.tba.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Shelby County Bar Association: http://www.maricopabar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Tennessee Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Tennessee: http://research.lawyers.com/Tennessee/Personal-Injury-in-Tennessee.html
Tennessee Legal Resources: http://www.tncrimlaw.com/
Tennessee Constitution: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/bluebook/05-06/46-tnconst.pdf
Tennessee Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/
Tennessee Rules of Evidence: http://www.tncourts.gov/courts/supreme-court/rules/rules-evidence
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Tennessee Public Records finder: http://www.peoplesmart.com/county-records/public-tennessee
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com