Are there any exceptions to the usual statute of limitations rules for personal injury claims in Georgia?

Statute of limitations laws are intended to promote the timely resolution of disputes. These laws place specific limits on different types of legal actions. For a personal injury claim in Georgia, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of injury. However, there are a few exceptions to be aware of if you’ve recently suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by a careless or inattentive driver.

Cases Involving Traffic Tickets

Citations for traffic infractions such as speeding, running a red light, or failure to yield can provide vital proof of negligence in a personal injury claim. They also serve to extend the statute of limitations, since Georgia law tolls the statute until the citation has been resolved.

Cases Involving Children

Children are offered additional protection under Georgia personal injury law. When a personal injury claim involves a child, the statute of limitations does not begin to run until the child is 18.

How Rechtman & Spevak Can Help

Filing a claim with the driver’s insurance company is not the same thing as filing a personal injury lawsuit. Statute of limitations laws refer to the time you have to file suit in a court of law.

Typically, evidence in a personal injury claim becomes more difficult to locate as time passes. This means it’s in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Your attorney can help gather evidence to prove liability and support your claim for damages. This will help maximize your compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review with the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak.