Georgia Personal Injury Law
It is important to know about Georgia personal injury law as it applies to your accident-related insurance claim or lawsuit.
Here are a few key pieces of information about Georgia personal injury laws:
Time Limits for Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuits
The statute of limitations is a time limit applied to all personal injury cases filed in Georgia’s civil court system.
You have two years starting at the time of your accident or whatever led to the injury to file a lawsuit in court. If you file your lawsuit after the two-year limit runs out, the court will not hear your case and you will lose the ability to receive any compensation for your injuries.
If you are making an injury claim against a city or county, you have a six-month window to file a formal claim. The statute of limitations to file a claim against the state is two years. See: Injury Claims Against The Government
Georgia Auto Insurance Laws
In terms of auto insurance claims, Georgia is a “fault” state, meaning individuals injured in a car accident in Georgia have a few options for seeking compensation. They can either file a claim with their own insurance company, file a claim through the other driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit in court.
Damage Caps in Georgia Personal Injury Cases
Currently, Georgia has no cap on damages in medical malpractice or other types of personal injury. Some states have caps on personal injury cases that limit the number of damages an individual or family can receive depending on the type of case or loss.
In 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that caps on personal injury damages violate the right to a jury trial as established in the state constitution.
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