Can You Lose the Right to Seek Compensation for a Personal Injury?

If you or a loved one has been injured and those injuries were caused by another person you should always seek the advice of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury claim can be for both physical and emotional injury and are the result of negligence on the part of another person or company. We offer a free initial consultation to look over the circumstances of your claim and can advise you on the best course of action.

Georgia Statue of Limitations Can Affect Your Injury Claim

It is important to get this legal advice sooner rather than later because many states have a statute of limitations for seeking compensation for personal injury claims. If you wait too long you can lose the right to seek compensation.

The Georgia statute of limitations for personal injury, fraud, and medical malpractice injury lawsuits is two years. This means you have to file your claim within two years of the date of the injury, incident, or death; however, there are exceptions. The two year statute of limitations can be extended, also know as a toll, for various reasons including, minority age of victim, incapacity, or when a product defect, injury, or fraud was not immediately discovered within the statute of limitations.

It is also important to remember that your personal injury attorney needs time to investigate, gather evidence, and/or witness statements, and build your case so waiting until close to the end of the time allowed to bring a claim could make building a successful case much more difficult.

Because filing a personal injury claim can be complicated by a number of issues including the statute of limitations it is very important to always seek legal advice as soon as possible from an experienced attorney like Joel Baskin. Joel has offices in East Point and Vinings.

Attorney Joel Baskin

Call Joel Baskin today to schedule a free initial consultation for your injury claim. With his years of experience and knowledge Joel will be your advocate in seeking compensation for your damages. Call today and see what Joel can do for you.