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Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Cases

Following a truck accident, victims often need to focus on seeking medical treatment and recovering from their injuries for some time. Though health should be your first priority, if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you also likely deserve to recover financially from the responsible party. While an experienced Moreland truck accident lawyer can help you receive compensation, you only have a certain amount of time following the accident and injuries to file a legal claim. Therefore, you should not delay in contacting an attorney for assistance today.

 

Every state has certain time limits for different kinds of lawsuits, called a statute of limitations. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of accident and injury. Once that two years is up, you generally may never bring that claim successfully. Therefore, determining when the statute of limitations is up is highly important and your attorney will likely figure that out right away. There are some very limited circumstances under which that statute of limitations may be “tolled” or put on hold for a certain period of time. However, you should never assume this is the case and instead should contact an attorney as soon as possible so they can get started on working on your case and examining evidence.

Contact a Moreland personal injury attorney for a free consultation

As you can see, truck accident victims only have a limited amount of time in which they can try to recover for their injuries by filing a legal claim. However, you should also keep in mind that truck accident cases can be very complicated and may take a lot of time to investigate, research, collect evidence, and build your case. Therefore, you should never wait until the last minute to contact an attorney. Instead, if you have been injured, call (770) 487-8999 as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia