The statute of limitations refers to your deadline to file a claim. In personal injury cases, that deadline depends upon the type of injury you suffered. To have a valid personal injury case, you must file ave your before the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Statutes of limitations vary by type of injury :
- Injury to a person: an act to deliberately injure another person, like assault and battery. Georgia law allows up to 2 years from the date of the incident.
- Negligence: is an injury that could have been prevented, like car accident accidents, slip and fall cases, or domesticated animal attacks. Georgia law also allows two years from the date of the accident.
- Defamation: an injury that occurs when someone harms another’s character or reputation by making false statements, referred to as slander and libel. Defamation cases have a shorter requirement, so Georgia law requires you to file within one year of the written or spoken act.
- Medical malpractice: is an injury that occurs to do the negligence of a health professional. Georgia law allows two years to file medical malpractice claims from the date of the injury.
Sometimes it may be hard to determine the appropriate date. For assistance in filing your claims promptly, please contact AJ Law Practice.