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Q: What's the statue of linitatations for personal injury in Tennessee

Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jul 12, 2019

For personal injury the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the discovery of the injury and the identity of the tortfeasor. In a car wreck this can be straight foward- you have a wreck so there is an injury and you know or shoudl know the identity of the person that hit you. So... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on

Q: I'm not sure who to go to. The Chief of Police made me out to be a liar on Facebook. I wasn't lying and he knows it.

I was falsely arrested and taken to the Soddy Daisy Police Department. I wasn't charged with any crime, although they did try to charge me with obstruction of justice for pleading the 5th Amendment.

I posted a comment about being Falsely Arrested on the Soddy Daisy Police Department... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 3, 2019

I recommend you find an experienced attorney in the area of Constitutional rights and defamation law and consult with that attorney about what potential claims you may have here.

There are many ways to find an attorney, you could ask family or friends for recommendations, search on Justia,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on

Q: My 20/25lb dog was recently attacked by a 83lb Border Collie, I had my dog leashed but the Collie was not leashed.

Border Collie was not up to date on vaccines. I was thrown backwards & being snatched around like a rag doll & I'm having severe spasms in my neck and Spine. What are my rights?

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 1, 2019

If you were attacked by the dog, the owner may be liable for your injuries. There are more facts that would need to be determined in this instance. Dogs generally are not seen as inherently dangerous animals. Thus, many jurisdictions follow the one free bite rule. Do you know who owned the border... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on

Q: TN Caregiver, heir and only daughter. How do I counter law suit from estate?

I only had a power of attorney to pay bills for the last 2 weeks of my dads life. Dad chose hospice against my wishes and to come back home. We had an oral agreement that I thought my brother knew of to pay for a couple of sitters to help me. I was asked how much it would cost me to take care of... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jun 21, 2019

I am so sorry -

Unfortunately you will likely have to hire an attorney if they have actually brought a suit against you. It sounds like you have some legitimate defenses to their claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Family Law for Tennessee on

Q: I recently filled my perscription. After taking approx 80 percent I noticed the wrong name in script

Timur Akpinar answered on Apr 15, 2019

You could consult with a Tennessee attorney as to the merits of such a case. The attorney would likely want to know the injuries you suffered, particularly if there was permanence. Based on the damages at hand, you and your attorney could discuss whether it would be viable to pursue the matter.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on

Q: Can your arresting officer contact your employer and inform them of your arrest and reason for arrest?

I Live in Hamilton County Tennessee, I was on my way on from work and was pulled over by an officer due to my broken windshield. Long story short she took me to jail for possession of controlled substance (12.8G Cannabis to be exact) I Have epilepsy and have long used cannabis to help control my... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 12, 2019

Yes, most certainly. If the Officer lies then slander may occur on possibly a personal level, as well as by the Department.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on

Q: Someone is pretending to be me , what do I do?

Someone I know is pretending to be me through fake numbers and fake Facebook profile and they are literally harassing theirself from MY name. They have made a police report stating that I've been harassing them and threatening them but I haven't! I'm so scared because they've done this to me before... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Mar 27, 2019

Call the local police/detectives office- get the documents together and explain the whole history to them. If the other person has committed identity theft, the police will instruct you on how to prosecute them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Formation for Tennessee on

Q: Hi, I'm looking for a specific statutes outlining the legalities of starting a boxing club in TN. Thank you

So I became aware of a group that wants to start a fighting Club Boxing Club. I'm not sure that it is legal the way they want to do it. They just want to rent a space and start boxing/fighting in it. I'm looking for specific statutes that outline the legalities and specific requirements for their... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Feb 18, 2019

I suggest you contact the Tennessee Athletic Commission.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Education Law for Tennessee on

Q: My 9 yr old was slammed on his back twice by bs gym teacher

My 9 yr old was slammed on his back twice by bs gym teacher and it is currently being investigated by the department of children services. The principal and myself contacted Dcs... The principal contacted Dcs and reported it as abuse of a child by a school administrator... my son has ADHD and take... Read more »

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Feb 13, 2019

From my experience with DCS, they are fairly active in cases like this. Your other alternative is to file a lawsuit against everybody involved: the school principal, the gym teacher, the school and anyone else involved. When you are dealing with a school system, there may be initial... Read more »

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Q: Will my employer still pay for my medical bills if I choose to quit because of injury on job?

Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 21, 2019

You should be entitled to medicals. But I suggest you speak to an attorney. Workers comp law is complicated to deal with.

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Q: If an insurance company has been informed that I have a personal injury lawyer to handle my car accident lawsuit but

won't stop trying to talk to me personally, can I sue them?

Timur Akpinar answered on Jan 8, 2019

Tell your attorney and let her or him handle it. Your attorney's letter of rep probably already places them on notice that they should conduct further communications through the attorney.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: If I was cutting somebody's trees and limb fell out and hit me in the face on their property what would happen

And I had to go to hospital and get my face sewn up because it had a bunch of dead branches in the tree and a dead limb fell out of the tree and hit me.

Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 22, 2018

Tennessee law is based on comparative negligence- if your injury resulted from your actions then you likely couldn't recover. The homeowner may have medical payments coverage that might pay your medical bills.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on

Q: Do I have a defense against a dog at large charge?

My dog ran out in the road and caused a bicyclist to wreck. The dog wasn't aggressive, just curious and immediately ran away when the wreck occurred. Do I have any legal defense against this?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 2, 2018

Call your homeowners insurance company and request that they defend you against any legal action taken against you. Ask them if the policy covers you for losses like this one. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on

Q: Can I receive pain and suffering for being injured the steps of a police station (or any government-owned property)?

Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Nov 26, 2018

A governmental entity is responsible for injuries caused by defects in its premises so long as the defect is one that the entity was on notice as to (knew about) or the defect existed and was in such a condition that the entity should have known.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Tennessee on

Q: Where would I find various codes pertaining to rental structures and rights of a renter in the State of Tennessee?

I have a friend renting from a landlord in Fayetteville, Tennessee. There are numerous issues with the structure including, but not limited to black mold, poor electrical outlets (cannot safely plug in lamps, TV, etc.). It is my personal opinion, this are a fire hazard. In addition, problems with... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

Talk to your local legal services /legal aid office. Ask for their housing attorneys. Tell them you just want to know if any in their housing unit are in private practice.

Contact members of the Tenn Assn for Justice who handle mold issues--they give free consults.

Short answer--the...
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Q: What happens if the person in a lawsuit dies, not of the injury,

while it's still going on? Can our family still continue it?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

The estate can continue the claim but usually the value is substantially diminished.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Collections and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on

Q: I'm being given death threats from 2 individuals, from a group I was "working" with. they issue me a cease and desist.

there are many involved mostly a former billionaire and founder of a world wide known anti-virus company well his second in command after issuing me death threats to me and my girlfriendx slandered me to over 850k Twitter followers and made absolutely false acquisitions publicly. well. after going... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

You have a claim for unjust enrichment, possibly contract claims and conversion. You need a member of the Trial Lawyers Assn for the place where this happened or the corporation is located. Look for one who handles commercial claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on

Q: Do I have a legitimate case against my former employer for defamation of character, lost wages, emotional damages, etc ?

On 7/27 I was unexpectedly directed to a back office by my boss where the door was closed and I was told to sit down. I was completely unaware of what was going on and I was in this small office with my direct supervisor and a woman xxx from the HR department. xxx and my boss proceeded to... Read more »

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Sep 26, 2018

I have not researched that issue legally, because I have had no cases on that subject. However, when I was a senior partner at a large, multi-state law firm, it was very important, based on our lawyers' advice, that the CEO only disclose the date of hire and the date the employee left. That was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on

Q: What do I do about a( sheriff dupty) and a 911 worker posting false accusations about me on Facebook

Isn't that a cyber crime? Cyber

Bullying and harassment?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 12, 2018

Violation of privacy, slander---get screen captures of the postings, go see a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice who handles those cases--they give free consults

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on

Q: I got bite by spider at work it sat up cellulitis infection now I got go see a surgeon for wound therapy

I been 2 total 4 doctors

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

Contact a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice who handles workers comp--they give free consults.

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