IS IT POSSIBLE TO FILE A CASE OUTSIDE OF THE PERSONAL INJURY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS?

In Georgia, exceptions can be made that allow for a case to be filed outside of the 2 year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. The statute of limitations can be extended if the injury was not immediately discovered or could not have been reasonably discovered at the time it occurred (Discovery rule), if the injured party was a minor (under the age of 18) at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be tolled (paused) until the minor reaches the age of majority (Tolling for minors), If the injured party was mentally incompetent at the time of the injury and unable to understand their legal rights or pursue a claim, the statute of limitations may be tolled until the individual regains mental competence, if the defendant leaves the state or hides to avoid being served with the lawsuit, the statute of limitations may be tolled until the defendant returns or is found, or if the defendant deliberately concealed their wrongdoing or the fact that an injury occurred, the statute of limitations may be extended to allow the injured party to pursue a claim once the fraud or concealment is discovered.

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