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Know the Georgia Statute of Limitations for Filing a Car Accident Claim

If you were hurt in a car accident in Savannah, you may consider filing a claim against the person who hit you to receive compensation for your medical bills, time lost from work, and vehicle repairs related to the accident. Accident victims should be able to receive certain damages for accidents that weren’t their fault; however, you need to file a suit before the Georgia Statute of Limitations runs out.

The Georgia Statute of Limitations for Accident Victims

The Georgia Statute of Limitations places a time limit on filing a personal injury accident claim. Those who plan to file injury-related personal injury cases in the Georgia civil court system have two years from the time the accident occurred to do so. Once the two-year window has closed, the court will likely refuse to hear your claim, and you won’t be eligible to seek compensation for your accident.

Claims Against the City, County, or State

If your personal injury car accident claim is with the city or county, your statute of limitations falls under a different timetable. If you’re seeking compensation from the city or county, you have six months to file a formal claim. If your claim is against the state, you have two years from when the accident occurred to file.

We Can Help

The law offices of Duffy & Feemster want to help accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. We understand how difficult it can be for those involved in car crashes to get the assistance they need, and we can help fight for your rights. Contact us to schedule your appointment to speak with a legal professional about your situation by calling 912-236-6311


Dwight T. Feemster
Dwight is a civil and criminal attorney in Georgia.

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