Those hurt in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of their own have options to receive damages for their injuries. Like all states, Georgia and Tennessee have statutes of limitations in place for those wishing to seek compensation.
A statute of limitations is a law that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. Whether the accident happened in Georgia or Tennessee will determine how long someone has to file a lawsuit.
Georgia penal code §9-3-33 states that “...actions for injuries to the person shall be brought within two years after the right of action accrues, except for injuries to the reputation, which shall be brought within one year after the right of action accrues, and except for actions for injuries to the person involving loss of consortium, which shall be brought within four years after the right of action accrues.”
Tennessee penal code 28-3-104(a)(1) states that “...the following actions shall be commenced within one year after the cause of action accrued: (A) Actions for libel, injuries to the person, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, or breach of marriage promise; (B) Civil actions for compensatory or punitive damages, or both, brought under the federal civil rights statutes; and (C) Actions for statutory penalties.”
If someone tries to file a lawsuit after the deadline has passed, the court will likely dismiss their case. However, there are always exceptions to this rule. That’s why it is essential for someone injured to have legal representation regarding their case.
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