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My loved one died from injuries sustained in an Atlanta drunk driving accident. How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver?


A statute of limitations is a law that governs the length of time that one has to file a lawsuit after an injury or death. There is a general two year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Georgia. This means that the family member who plans to file a wrongful death claim must do so within two years of the death. There are some circumstances under which the statute of limitations may allow as little as one year to file a claim or as much as eight years. In order to make sure that you don’t lose your legal right to compensation, it is important to discuss your Georgia wrongful death claim with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
The first step to determining if you have a wrongful death claim is to consult with a Georgia DUI victim attorney. To schedule a free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 866-976-1629.
For more information about the rights of DUI victims and their families, request a free copy of Shane Smith’s book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next?

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia