Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Will Fight For You
Georgia Car Accident Law Firm Represents Plaintiffs in Injury Claims
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Georgia, there are certain key laws that impact any potential insurance claim or lawsuit that you might be considering bringing.
Time Limits for Bringing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Like other states, Georgia has enacted laws that limit the time-frame within which an injured party may file a lawsuit relating to a motor vehicle accident:
- Personal injury lawsuit – two years after a car accident
- Property damage lawsuit – four years after a car accident
These time limits apply to filing a lawsuit after a car accident, and have no bearing on an insurance claim, although you’ll likely want to begin the insurance claim process promptly to make sure you have plenty of time to bring a lawsuit under Georgia’s statute of limitations, should you need to do so.
Comparative Fault Rules
Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state, meaning that a plaintiff can recover compensation from any party who is more at fault than they are for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, but their recovery will be reduced by the percentage of their own fault. If they are found to be more than 50 percent at fault for the accident, they will not be able to recover anything at all.
Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s negligence? Contact The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd online or call 770-645-8633 and schedule your free initial consultation. Our firm has been representing accident victims for more than 35 years, and handles these types of cases on a contingency basis: we only take a fee if we recover damages for you. Please call today.