When Late Discovery and the Georgia Statute of Limitations Clash

Sheryl L. Burke
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One of the roles a Georgia personal injury law firm plays in your community is to provide guidance during complicated legal matters. The Georgia statute of limitations is a law that places a limit on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. However, there are many situations in which you may run out of time, yet still have the ability to bring about legal action.

When your injury was not able to be discovered at the time the accident occurred, you may have some lenience in the 2-year deadline to file a claim action. This situation is most prevalent in cases of medical malpractice where the damage done to a patient is often undiscovered until years later.

For example, a patient whose surgeon leaves a foreign object inside the body after a procedure has a 1-year window after discovering the object to file the suit, even if the surgery occurred 2 years ago. However, no medical malpractice claim may be filed later than 5 years from the date of the accident.

There are other nuances of the Georgia statute of limitations that are best explained by an attorney from a Georgia personal injury law firm. When you have professional guidance during the claims process, you may find that it’s a great burden taken off your shoulders. 

Let Our Georgia Personal Injury Law Firm Help You

Talk to an attorney before the Georgia statute of limitations runs out!

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 1-404-842-7838.

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