Personal injury lawsuits aren’t easy to go through. You’ll have to relive an accident that hurt you and your livelihood. These cases can also take up a lot of time when you may be working on your recovery. However, failing to file your case within the proper time constraints could cost you a lot. Working with a personal injury lawyer is your best bet for making sure deadlines are met and necessary details are provided. Here is some information from Carter Law Offices on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia.
How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?
Georgia’s statute of limitations (the legal term used to describe time limits) states that you have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. This applies to all personal injury claims.
However, claims against a government agency may vary. If you’re filing a lawsuit against a city or county, you only have six months to file your claim. (If your claim is against the state of Georgia, the regular two-year time span still applies.)
When is the best time to file a claim?
Recovering from injuries can take time, leading to confusion on when to file your claim. As soon as you’re physically or mentally able, you should file. Failure to file within the statute of limitations means your claim will not be heard.
What can I do to get my lawsuit filed correctly – and quickly?
While it’s important to get your claim filed on time, it’s equally important that you have it filed accurately. The best way to achieve both is by seeking out help from a personal injury lawyer.
Get the help you need to file your claim by speaking with a personal injury lawyer. Contact Carter Law Offices in Hartwell, GA today to schedule a personal injury claim consultation.