If I File a Personal Injury Suit Against Someone, Will They Gain Access to my Psychological History?
The short answer in most cases — no.
Oftentimes, individuals with legitimate personal injury claims avoid seeking the compensation they are entitled to for the fear of having personal records exposed in court.
When you file a lawsuit against another person, it is true that they may be able to compel you to produce certain types of records. However, Tennessee law limits the opposing party’s access to your psychological records (T.C.A. 63-11-213). In fact, the communication between you and your licensed psychologist is given the same level of protection as the communication between you and your attorney.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, at work, or at another’s place of business, bringing a personal injury suit against someone in Tennessee does not necessarily mean you will have to disclose sensitive or embarrassing mental health details. Working with an experienced attorney to file your personal injury suit can help alleviate the stress and fear that often comes with trying to navigate the legal system.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of another’s negligence or wrongful acts, put The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto to work for you today. Give us a call at 865-691-2777 or contact us through our website at www.brownandroberto.com to set up a free consultation.