Statute of Limitations on Georgia Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. You can seek this compensation through a settlement agreement with an insurance company, or you may resolve your claim by filing a personal injury lawsuit. You can explore your options to decide which route is best for your situation. If you are unsure of the best way forward or if you have questions, contact a Georgia personal injury attorney for a free consultation.
There is a statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Georgia. The law gives you two years from the date of injury to file a claim (Georgia Code of Law, Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-33). The purpose of this is to ensure that you have time to recover from your injuries and have a better idea of what costs you’ll need to have reimbursed, to give you time to determine if any of your injuries are permanent, to give you time to seek the guidance of an attorney, to allow time for investigating the accident, and to allow time for negotiation to reach a settlement out of court.
In some cases of wrongful death, if you are the survivor of the victim, you may have up to four years to file a claim for wrongful death damages and loss of consortium.