How long do I have to bring a Wrongful Death case?
In Georgia, there is a statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits. The statute of limitations is the time limit within which a lawsuit must be filed, and if the lawsuit is not filed within this time limit, the right to sue may be lost forever. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the person's death. This means that the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the person's death, or the right to file a lawsuit may be lost. There are some exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations, such as when the wrongful death was caused by medical malpractice or fraud. In these cases, the statute of limitations may be extended. However, it's important to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in wrongful death cases in Georgia to determine if an exception applies to your specific case. It's crucial to be aware of the statute of limitations and take action promptly if you believe you have a valid wrongful death claim. Failing to do so can result in the loss of your right to sue and recover compensation for your losses.