How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia (Part B)

Once you decide to file a Georgia personal injury claim, your Atlanta personal injury lawyer will then send the responsible party and their insurer a notice of representation. Essentially, this lets them know they are not to contact you directly. From there, the insurance adjusters will review your case and either offer a settlement or deny your claim.

How Much Time You Have to Act

If you were injured in an accident, the time limit (or statute of limitations, in legalese) to file a Georgia personal injury claim in Georgia is 2 years.

If you were injured in an accident in Georgia more than 2 years ago, but only recently discovered your injury, you may still be able to file a Georgia personal injury claim depending on the specific circumstances involved. However, issues of "discovery' typically affect medical malpractice claims and not injuries that stem from a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall.   

A qualified Atlanta personal injury lawyer can look over the specifics of your case to help determine if you are eligible for filing a Georgia personal injury claim.

Filing a Georgia Personal Injury Claim vs. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a personal injury claim is not the same as filing a personal injury lawsuit.
If you file a personal injury claim in Georgia and you are not satisfied with the insurance company's settlement offer or if your claim is denied altogether, you may have the option to file a lawsuit to recover the damages sought in your personal injury claim in Georgia. 

By filing a Georgia personal injury lawsuit, your case will be presented in court where a jury will ultimately determine what compensation you may be entitled to. If you do decide to take your case to court, working with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer will prove vital in presenting and defending your case.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

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 - 404.467.0909.