What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury or wrongful death case? | Sherrod & Bernard
The statute of limitations is the law that tells you how long you have to file a lawsuit for harms and losses caused by the wrongdoing of the person or company.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death, or personal injury case is usually two years from the date that the harm or death is caused. For example, if you are injured in a wreck that occurred on May 1, 2019, you have until April 30, 2021 to file a lawsuit to recover the harms and losses caused.
This is a very important law. If the lawsuit is not timely filed, following the statute of limitations, your case is time barred. It is forever lost. It's like you never had a case.
I recommend that you consult and high us at Sherrod & Bernard when injured so that the case may be evaluated, processed, and a lawsuit filed long before there is a statute of limitations issue.
Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. - Personal Injury Lawyers in Douglasville
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Douglasville, GA 30134
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