Georgia Personal Injury
Damage caps, statutes of limitations, and Georgia rules when suing are important to know in injury case. The information provided below is a guideline to follow but not pertain to your specific case. Please contact us if you need a FREE case evaluation for your Georgia injury case and claim.back to top
Georgia Statute of Limitations
(How long can I file my Georgia claim?)
Just like most states, you have up to 2 years to file a product liability claim and a general personal injury claim in Georgia. Medical malpractice and negligence claims are a bit different; for malpractice claims you have 2 years also, but: if you discovered the injury in that 2 year time period you have a bit longer. Sometimes this type of extension can be up to 5 years. Speak to a Georgia personal injury attorney regarding your specific case and its statute of limitations.
Georgia is a Fault State
Georgia Fault state rules apply specifically to car accident cases. In Georgia you can sue the other party that caused the injuries following the guidelines of the 50% (50 percent) rule.
Georgia is a 50% Rule State
The 50% rule is a modified version of the comparative negligence rule. This means that in Georgia you can sue and try to collect if you are less than 50% at fault. If it is found you are responsible for 50% or more of the accident, you cannot sue. Of course, proving less than 50% fault can be aided with an experienced Georgia attorney strengthening your case. After proving fault with comparative negligence, you can be awarded a settlement of the other parties fault percentage.back to top
Are there Damage Caps in Georgia Injury Law?
(How much could I possibly I get?)
Georgia damage caps refer to injuries sustained from hospital or doctor negligence and malpractice. In Georgia, a personal injury cap of $250k exists for punitive damages. Contact one of our Georgia lawyers for more information on other types of damages like economical losses or non-economical losses.
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