Title 28 Limitation Of Actions 28-3-104. Personal tort actions; actions against certain professionals., Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-104


(a) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (a)(2), the following actions shall be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrued:
(A)  Actions for libel, injuries to the person, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, or breach of marriage promise;
(B)  Civil actions for compensatory or punitive damages, or both, brought under the federal civil rights statutes; and
(C)  Actions for statutory penalties.
(2)  A cause of action listed in subdivision (a)(1) shall be commenced within two (2) years after the cause of action accrued, if:
(A)  Criminal charges are brought against any person alleged to have caused or contributed to the injury;
(B)  The conduct, transaction, or occurrence that gives rise to the cause of action for civil damages is the subject of a criminal prosecution commenced within one (1) year by:
(i)  A law enforcement officer;
(ii)  A district attorney general; or
(iii)  A grand jury; and
(C)  The cause of action is brought by the person injured by the criminal conduct ...