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Time Limits on Personal Injury Cases

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Personal injury cases can be complex and time-consuming, and it's essential to understand their time limits. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the accident date. If you don't file a lawsuit within two years of the accident, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to time limits on personal injury cases in Georgia:

1. Don't Delay Filing Your Claim

It's important to file your claim immediately after the accident. Waiting too long can make it challenging to gather evidence, and witnesses may forget important details. Additionally, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that the statute of limitations will expire.

2. Understand the Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations

There are some exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations in Georgia. For example, if the victim is a minor, the statute of limitations may be extended until they turn 18. Additionally, if the victim was mentally incapacitated during the accident, the statute of limitations may be extended until they regain their mental capacity.

3. Seek Legal Help

Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with a personal injury case. It's essential to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure that you meet all the necessary deadlines.

4. Keep Records

Keeping detailed records of your medical treatment, expenses, and other damages can help support your case and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Keep all receipts, medical bills, and other relevant documents organized and easily accessible.

5. Be Prepared to Negotiate

Personal injury cases are often settled out of court through negotiations between the parties involved. Being prepared to negotiate can help ensure that you receive a fair settlement. Your attorney can help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and negotiate on your behalf.

North Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers

At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, we understand the importance of time limits in personal injury cases. Our experienced attorneys can help guide you through the process and ensure you meet all the necessary deadlines. Contact us today at (770) 637-7603 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.

Sources:

  • https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/georgia-statute-limitations-personal-injury-cases.html
  • https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-9/chapter-3/article-2/9-3-33/
  • https://www.gabar.org/forthepublic/findalawyer.cfm
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