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What Is Georgia’s Statute of Limitations?

Personal injury victims have rights under Georgia law, including the right to seek compensation. However, those rights do not extend indefinitely. If a legal claim is not made on time, then it will be barred by the Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations varies by state, and time periods can be different in the same state for different types of legal actions. In general, though, people who wait too long to enforce their legal rights may find that their claims are not valid because the Statute of Limitations period has tolled.

In Georgia, personal injury cases must generally be filed within two years of the accident or incident that led to the victim’s injuries. In some situations, the statute is much shorter. For example, for injuries caused by a Georgia government entity (municipality, city, county or the state), victims have only months from the time they are injured to initiate legal action. The bottom line is that if you or a loved one suffered a personal injury, it is important to talk to a skilled attorney as soon as possible, so you do not inadvertently wait too long.

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