After an auto accident in Georgia, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit before you lose your right to do so. Every state sets these statutes of limitations, and in Georgia, it is two years from the date of the accident. The sooner you file your lawsuit, the better, so you do not risk running out the statute of limitations. Having said that, there are some circumstances that stop the clock. For example, if you did not discover your injuries right away, you may be able to get around this. If you were a minor at the time of the accident, then the clock can stop until your 18th birthday. Talk to an attorney if you have any questions about the statute of limitations in your claim.