Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Georgia

Posted on behalf of The Nye Law Group on Dec 15, 2016 in Car Accidents

courthouse columnsIf you want to file a lawsuit over injuries you suffered in a car accident, you should do it as soon as possible to make sure the statute of limitations does not run out.

The statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a lawsuit. If you do not file a claim before the deadline, you forfeit your right to do so, taking away your opportunity to obtain compensation for injuries and other damages suffered in your accident.

For this reason, you should not wait to contact a reputable car accident lawyer in Savannah. Our experienced team of attorneys can identify the laws that apply to your case and work with you to help ensure you claim is filed on time.

Deadlines for Filing Car Accident Claims in Georgia

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for lawsuits for injuries received in a car accident is two years from the date of the accident or the accrual of claims, which is the point when injuries were discovered. The discovery rule allows claims to be filed within a time frame after the injury is first uncovered, or reasonably should have been detected.

If the person injured in the accident is a minor, the clock on the statute of limitations does not start ticking until he or she turns 18.

If you want to file a claim for property damage involving your vehicle, the statute of limitations gives you four years from the date of the accident to do so.  

Statutes of limitations have two purposes:

  • To prevent the ongoing threat of litigation
  • To ensure claims are filed when evidence is still fairly fresh

Do Not Wait to Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a car crash, a Savannah car accident lawyer at our law firm can provide the professional guidance and support you need to make sure your claim is filed before the statute of limitations expires.

Our entire team of Savannah injury lawyers and support staff are committed to obtaining fair compensation for all of the damages you suffered in the crash, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will always put your best interests first throughout the legal process.

Call 855-856-4212 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form today.

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