There is a deadline by which a wrongful death case must be filed. Lawyers call that deadline the "statute of limitations." It refers to the deadline by which a plaintiff's claim must be filed with the court.
Under Georgia law, there are different statutes of limitation (i.e., different deadlines) for different kinds of cases. The general statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is two years from the date of the injury. In this video, we discuss that rule and the statute of limitations for loss of consortium claims.
This rule applies in most types of cases that we handle. It applies in personal injury cases and in wrongful death cases. It applies in tractor-trailer accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle accidents. It applies in shooting cases, sexual assault cases, and product liability cases.
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