If you are injured, you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit. A statute of limitations regulates the time frame you have to file various legal claims, including personal injury claims. These statutes differ, depending on the state. It is important to understand what the statute of limitations is to avoid missing the deadline.Under Georgia law, personal injury claims must generally be brought within two years of the date of the injury. While there are some instances in which that deadline may be extended, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney soon after your incident in order to ensure your rights are protected. Some claims, such as those brought against a state, county, or municipality, require notice of the claim within six months or one year, depending upon the entity. Furthermore, many insurance policies require prompt notice of a potential claim.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU MISS THE DEADLINE?
Unfortunately, many victims are misled by otherwise friendly insurance adjusters who promise fair treatment but are then consistently delayed in resolving the claim. DO NOT WAIT! Insurance companies and their adjusters are trained and paid to resolve your claim for as little as possible. Remember, they do not have your best interest at heart.If you try to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, it will be very difficult to pursue compensation. Courts generally will not accept claims after the statute of limitations. However, you may try to show that your situation warrants an extended time frame, but this does not always work. It is important to seek the help of knowledgeable attorneys who can discuss your case and represent you in court.
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If you have been injured, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible. Our firm can investigate the incident and gather evidence to build your case. With us, you will never be left in the dark regarding your case. We will stand by your side every step of the way and help you make informed decisions. It is important to seek compensation within the statute of limitations. Our lawyers can discuss your options for extending or pausing the time limits and can help you file a lawsuit in the court of jurisdiction.
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