Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Georgia Truck Accident Lawsuit?
A:Georgia, like all other states, limits the amount of time that a victim has to file a personal injury lawsuit. The time frame for filing a Georgia truck accident case is found in the Georgia Statute of Limitations.
Generally, the Georgia Statute of Limitations gives a truck accident victim, or the victim’s survivors, two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If the lawsuit is not filed within that time and the case does not qualify for an exception to the statute or an extension of time, then the lawsuit may not be filed in court.
While the law generally provides victims two years to file a lawsuit, it does not mean that you should wait two years to contact an Atlanta truck accident attorney. The sooner you contact an Atlanta truck crash lawyer, the sooner your lawyer can begin investigating the case, preserving evidence, and getting to work on your recovery.
For more information about how an Atlanta and Alpharetta truck accident attorney can help you, please contact The Dover Law firm at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form. For more information about what to do (and not do) after a crash, please read our free e-book 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.