GA personal injury case & accident info
Georgia is home sweet home for many people — but as in all states throughout the U.S., it has its fair share of personal injury accidents caused by negligence. Understanding local and state laws, statutes, and codes is an important step before filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Enjuris is here to help by providing real answers to common questions about injury law in the Peach State. Browse through the resources below to learn more about what to do after an accident, how to find a lawyer, and much more.
Georgia court system & laws
- Fault in Georgia law
- Georgia courts – where your personal injury claim goes
- Negligence and Georgia state laws
Georgia personal injury lawyers
- How to hire the right Georgia personal injury lawyer
- Why should I hire a Georgia personal injury lawyer? (Are they optional? What do they actually do?)
Resources for accidents & injuries in Georgia
Quick reference guide: Georgia personal injury law
- An overview of the injury claim process in Georgia
- Statutes of limitation in Georgia - How long do I have to bring a lawsuit?
Injury settlements & damages in GA
Accidents & injuries in Georgia
Car accidentsView all articles
- What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in Georgia
- Accidents Caused by Road Defects and Road Debris
- Georgia Distracted Driving Laws & Statistics
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Guide to Drunk Driving Accidents: Recovering Damages
- Understanding Auto Insurance Coverage
- What is Joshua’s Law, & Does It Save Lives in Georgia?
Other vehicle accidentsView all articles
- Guide to Personal Injury Claims for Truck Accidents in Georgia
- Boating and Watercraft Accidents
- Guide to Bicycle Accidents
- Guide to Bus Accidents
- Guide to Railroad Accidents and Personal Injury Claims
- Plane Crashes and Other Aviation Accidents
- What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents
- What You Need to Know about Pedestrian Accidents
Product liabilityView all articles
- How to Bring a Defective Product Lawsuit in Georgia
Workplace accidentsView all articles
- Eligibility for Workers’ Comp in Georgia
- How Georgia Treats Occupational Diseases and Illnesses
- Industrial Accidents in Georgia: What You Need to Know
- Injuries and Illnesses from Hazardous Chemical Exposure at Work
- The Impact of a Pre-existing Condition on a Georgia Workers' Comp Claim
- The Settlement Process for Workers’ Comp in Georgia
- Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia
- Why You Need a Georgia Workers’ Comp Attorney
- Workers' Compensation for Construction Accidents in Georgia
- Workers’ Compensation Claims for Injured Truck Drivers in Georgia
- Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Georgia
Wrongful deathView all articles
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Georgia personal injury law: the basics
Georgia statutes online
This is where you’ll find Georgia's laws. The website has information regarding how long you have to bring a case, damage caps on personal injury claims, and other helpful information.
Georgia's car accident statutes of limitation
In Georgia, you have two years to bring a personal injury claim, but four years to bring a property damage claim. That doesn't mean the whole lawsuit must be completed in that time frame; all that means is the paperwork has to be filed with the court before that time is up.
Hiring a lawyer in Georgia
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Keep in mind that other legal specialties, such as patent law or estate planning law, are different.)
After that, lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus office expenses. If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be shocked if your lawyer suggests something different.
Want to hire a lawyer and need some help?
Check out some of our best articles:
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Law libraries in Georgia
There are certain issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like Westlaw or LexisNexis. Georgia has many, many law libraries to help you: