There are several important laws regarding personal injury. Here are a few of them:
1. Statute of Limitations
There are certain time restrictions to filing a personal injury lawsuit. Every state has its own laws regarding the issue, and Georgia has a statute of limitations of two years. The two years begins on the day of your accident. If your claim is against the county or city, you only have six months to get started. These claims also involve more procedures.
If you wait too long to file, you are unlikely to get your day in court. You have no legal recourse and might not receive compensation.
2. Dog Bites
In 2017, Atlanta was voted one of the top pet-friendly cities in the US. Although this is good news for dog owners, it could be bad news for others. Dog bite injuries are common, and the consequences can be extremely serious.
Georgia employs the “one bite” rule. No matter what history a dog has, the dog’s owner is responsible for a dog bite. If a dog is off of a leash or not heeling, the owner is to blame.
3. Damage Caps
In some states, damage caps keep you from receiving a certain amount of money in personal injury claims. However, Georgia does not have any damage caps. You can receive as much money as the court deems fair.