If I File a Personal Injury Suit Against Someone, Will They Gain Access to my Psychological History?

B&R Psychological Records Car Wreck CaseIf 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.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Brown & Roberto Distracted Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Safety Council, at least 100 people are injured in distracted driving crashes in the U.S. each day. Smartphones, dashboard screens, and other in-vehicle technologies can cause drivers to glance away from the road and take their minds off driving. When a driver reads or sends a text, the average time their eyes are off the road is five seconds. While five seconds may not seem significant, would you be willing to drive down the highway blindfolded for that amount of time?

Smartphone-related distractions often lead to serious injuries in car accidents, but driving distractions aren’t limited to just the use of technology. Eating, drinking, grooming, reading, changing the radio station, or using a GPS device can also cause drivers to take their eyes and minds off the road.

It is important that we all commit to not drive distracted. The Lawyers of Brown and Roberto have seen an increase in injuries due to distracted drivers over the past few years and these accidents are, for the most part, preventable if we all focus on the road in front of us.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, 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.