Tennessee

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Personal Property: 3 Years
Personal Injury: 1 Year
Breach of Contract (Written): 6 Years
Breach of Contract (Oral): 6 Years
Statute of Repose (Real Property): 4 Years
Statute of Repose (Products): 10 Years
Breach of Warranty: 4 Years

GOVERNMENT LIMITATIONS/NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
Suit must be commenced within 1 year of claim accrual

PIP/MED PAY SUBROGATION
PIP: NO
MED PAY: YES
-Only if authorized in policy language

CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
Modified Comparative-50%
Plaintiff cannot recover if 50% or more at fault (if found to be 50% at fault, no recovery)

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Limitation on Parents’ Liability: $10,000.00
-No limitation on damages when parent knows or should have known of child’s propensity
Liable when child under 18 causes willful or malicious injury or property damage

CERTIFICATE/AFFIDAVIT OF MERIT REQUIREMENT
There is generally no requirement for filing a certificate or affidavit of merit for claims against professionals

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY
Several Liability
-Exception for product liability cases and in situations where defendants act in concert

VICARIOUS LIABILITY
AGAINST OWNER OF VEHICLE: YES

MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE
Applies

DEDUCTIBLE REIMBURSEMENT
No applicable statute

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