Statute of Limitations in a Peachtree City Personal Injury Claim for a Child
Speaking with a child personal injury attorney in Peachtree City is important if you plan to file a personal injury claim. In the state of Georgia, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years. So, if the injury occurred on Sept. 1, 2012, you would have until Sept. 1, 2014, to file a claim.
In general, the statute of limitations begins on the date the injury occurred. Sometimes, however, the injury isn’t immediately evident and the individual or his or her parents may not be aware of its presence. In this case, the statute of limitations may be delayed until the injury is, or should have been, discovered. This is called the discovery rule.
When the case involves a minor, special rules may apply regarding the time limit to file a claim. For instance, if the victim is a minor at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be ‘tolled’, which means that the clock will not start until the child turns 18. Ask your attorney to evaluate your case to determine if this applies to your situation.
Discussing the specifics of your case and the timeframe in which you have to file is important. Legal counsel can also help determine the worth of your child injury claim.
Contacting an Injury Attorney
For help filing a claim, contact a child personal injury attorney in Peachtree City from the Law Offices of Jason Schultz. For a FREE consultation, call our law firm today at 404-474-0804.
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