The incidents of auto accidents particularly the car accidents have been growing across the world and the damage caused by accidents are enormous and irreparable. As per statistics from authentic sources, the state of Georgia alone witnessed 385221 motor accidents in 2015 with 19405 devastating accidents causing severe injuries and 1430 accidents with extreme fatalities. The interstate 285 which passes through Atlanta and the state of Georgia was once upon a time called as the “deadliest interstate” in the country with maximum fatal accidents per mile in comparison to any other states in the US. In this context, the drivers, especially in the state of Georgia, must know the laws and deadlines of Georgia car accident settlement laws and procedures and the need and processes of approaching an Atlanta car accident attorney.
As far as a car accident settlement is concerned, the statute of limitations in the state of Georgia is a deadline by law which must be maintained in order to file the claim of personal injury. Most states have a similar statute of limitation with little variations but some states such as Oregon differs in the deadline that allows up to ten years to file the case of a claim. There are states such as Tennessee which differs allowing only one year to file the claim. In the case of a person who does not follow the statute of limitation and does not file the claim within the deadline will eventually lose the right completely.
As per the statute of limitation in the state of Georgia, the deadline of filing the claim of a car accident is two years. This means you can file your claim from the date or time of your car accident until two years at the maximum. In Georgia, you can file two different claims namely the property damage of the vehicle claims and the claim for the injuries to the person.