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Georgia Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims

Following an accident with a large commercial truck, chances are your attention and focus are on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back to normal.  However, you likely have extensive medical bills hanging over your head and may have lost wages due to time off work for your recovery for your injuries.  Therefore, it is important that at least some of your focus go toward pursuing a possible court case against the truck driver who caused the accident.  A personal injury claim can allow you to recover financially for all of your injury related expenses and lost wages, and can help you get your life back on track as it was before the accident.  It is important that you contact a truck accident attorney in Fayette County to help you with your personal injury claim.

 

Unfortunately, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to file your claim in court against the responsible party.  The time in which you have to file a claim is called the statute of limitations and, when the statute of limitations is up, you will not be able to pursue a lawsuit.  The statute of limitations for accident claims varies from state to state.  Georgia law allows a truck accident victim two years from the date of the accident to file a claim.  Once the two year limit expires, your claim will be barred forever.

 

Sometimes, people delay seeking help from a lawyer because they are still in medical treatment or do not know the exact amount of their losses yet.  However, truck accident lawyers know how to calculate estimated future expenses.  You should also not wait until just before the statute of limitations expires to contact a lawyer, as there may be a significant amount of research and investigation necessary before you can even file a claim.

 

In short, you should never put off contacting a truck accident attorney if you have been injured.  You should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 as soon as possible.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia