When you get into a car accident, no matter how big or small, you have a certain amount of time to pursue a claim. This principle is called the Statute of Limitations. There are different statutes for every state and type of law, but let’s talk about how these relate to personal injury in Georgia.
These statutes apply to being in a car accident, having your property damaged, and other various incidents concerning negligence. Statutes vary by state and also vary if minors are involved.
- If you’ve been in a car accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to pursue a claim.
- To pursue a property damage claim, you have four years.
Not only is there an exception if minors are involved, but there’s also an exception if you’re filing against the government.
The important factor here is to act fast. Remember, when pursuing a claim you—or we—have to obtain paperwork from and coordinate with a number of insurance companies, medical practitioners, and government institutions. These processes take time. Does this mean that you shouldn’t pursue your claim if you’re still suffering from an accident that happened a few months ago? Of course not! You should contact your personal injury attorney and get his or her advice. They’ll know how to get you moving in the right direction.