FAQs on Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Columbus, Macon, Augusta, Duluth, Valdosta, Albany and Savannah personal injury lawyers

If you believe you have a Georgia personal injury lawsuit, the lawyers of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. are ready to listen to your story and assist you. We have extensive experience and proven results in a wide variety of personal injury cases. Our law firm has eight Georgia offices representing personal injury in Savannah, Columbus, Macon, Augusta, Duluth, Valdosta and Albany.

Below, our Savannah personal injury attorneys offer answers to the following frequently asked questions about personal injury lawsuits:

When do you know you can file a Georgia personal injury lawsuit?
How does a personal injury lawsuit work?
How long can it take to prove negligence in a lawsuit?
How does an attorney know when to file a lawsuit?
What is the statute of limitations in Georgia to file a lawsuit?

When do you know when it’s appropriate to file a Georgia personal injury lawsuit?
If you suffer any type of serious injury due to the negligence of another party, you are entitled to file a lawsuit for your damages.

How does a Georgia personal injury lawsuit work?
Generally, your Georgia injury lawyer will file a demand for payment, followed by a complaint. Depositions may be taken. Your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement for you. If settlement is not possible, your attorney will take your case to trial.

How long can it take to prove negligence in a lawsuit?
It can take many months―or even years―to prove negligence occurred.

How does an attorney know when to file a lawsuit?
Attorneys have many tools at their disposal to determine when it is appropriate to file a lawsuit. Experts can be called upon to prove a case. Your attorney will always first attempt to settle your case out of court, but in the event settlement is not possible―if your attorney believes you have a strong enough case―your attorney will go forward with trying the case in court.

What is the statute of limitations in Georgia to file a lawsuit?
In Georgia, generally, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.

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