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Time Limits for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit

If you have been involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, your first thought was likely not to call an attorney. Many truck accident victims suffer serious injuries that often require medical attention and extensive recovery time. During this time, your movement and abilities may be limited, and you may not even be able to return to work, causing you to lose income. While your first priority should always be your health and recovery, you should not delay in consulting with an attorney. Many accident victims may believe that an attorney will only add to their financial woes because of high fees, however those people are mistaken. In fact, a Coweta County truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will consult with you for free, and will not charge you any fees unless you win your case.

 

You do not have an unlimited time period in which you may file a truck accident claim, however. In fact, Georgia has a strict statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. Under state law, you must file your claim within two years of the date on which the injury occurred. After two years pass after your accident, it is likely that any claim will be dismissed by the court for exceeding the statute of limitations.

 

Even if you do not yet know the extent of your accident-related expenses, you should still contact an attorney as soon as you are able. You can file a claim with estimated damages and a lawyer can amend you claim if you find out you have additional damages. Preparing lawsuits takes time, so do not think you should wait until just before the two years expires to contact an attorney.

Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney today for a free consultation

Even though you are likely facing many stresses following your accident, you should not put off contacting a truck accident lawyer and risk the statute of limitations expiring. Instead, you should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss a possible claim.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia