Last Updated on June 16, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding
In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding explains how statutes of limitation work when dealing with a car accident claim in Georgia. He explains two different examples of how this could play out.
What Is The Statute Of Limitation On A Car Accident Claim? Keep watching this video to find out. Hi. I’m Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer and I’m the founder here at Spaulding Injury Law.
So the answer to this question is well you may have two different statute of limitations. So let’s talk about the first one, that is your personal injury claim. So that is your claim against the at-fault driver for injuring you, your medical bills lost wages pain and suffering, any other incidentals relating to the injury that you suffered. That is a 2-year statute of limitation 9 times out of 10 here in Georgia. The only exceptions are things like if you are a minor that statute is still 2 years but it doesn’t start to run until after you reach the age of majority which is 18. Otherwise for most of us it’s gonna be a two-year statute of limitation from the date of the wreck.
The other claim that you may have if it’s your vehicle that was damaged is a property damage claim, now that is a four-year statute of limitation from the date of the wreck. So those are your two different statute limitations, be mindful of them. You want to try to resolve your claims well before those statutes are about to run, and what does it mean? The statute means you have to have filed a lawsuit by that anniversary date, so either two years or four years depending on what claim you’re needing to file.
So I hope this answers your question. If you have any additional questions or if you have a claim you would like to see if our firm can handle, feel free to comment below. Go to my website spauldinginjurylaw.com, we have a contact form on there or give me a phone call, two phone numbers for you 770-744-0780 or 470-695-9950. Thanks so much.
For over 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.