As of the day of this posting, Georgia law provides that you must file an civil action or lawsuit with the courts within two years of the collision.
It is very important to note that the law is always changing, so if you are viewing this you want to speak with a Georgia personal injury attorney. Most consultations are free, and it could be the difference between having a claim and being barred forever from bringing a claim.
The statute of limitations were put in place to provide defendants knowledge that after a certain amount of time has passed they would no longer have to worry that they may be pulled in to court.
Just because the current statute of limitations is two years, you should never wait to contact an attorney for legal advice until right before the statute of limitations has run. The reason is attorneys are busy, and there a many things that must happen if your lawsuit is going to be successful.
Some of the things that must happen is to verify where the at-fault driver is currently living. In our busy society many people move for very different reasons. It could be because they take a new job out of state, they get married, they have to take care of a sick relative, etc. The fact is in order to initiate or start a lawsuit you must put the at-fault driver on notice that he/she is being sued so that they have the right to defend themselves.
If you have a claim that can not be resolved you should seek the advice of counsel immediately. Call a Georgia personal injury attorney at 770-948-5454.