I was hit by a car when i was 15 yrs old i am 32 now and i was told that my injuries would leave not being the same as i before I have been having trouble with my shoulder for the passed 4 1/2 yrs which stems from the accident I cannot do what most people think that i should be able to do as far as my shoulder /arm goes and the doctor diagnosed me with avascular necrosis I am having trouble getting disability seems like the disability firm that is working with my case is not getting all of the information or should i say all of my records but to make a long story short i am in constant pain everyday and it seems like no end in sight for this pain. Is there anything that can be done by it being so many years after the accident?
In Georgia the statute of limitations for negligence that causes injury to a person is two (2) years from the date on which an injury or death arising from a negligent or wrongful act or omission occurred. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-31. In Georgia, minors and persons who are legally incompetent (such as mental retardation) at the time of the event causing injury are entitled to have the statute of limitation “tolled” until the person becomes an adult or the legal incompetence no longer exists. O.C.G.A. § 9-30-90. If a person suffers a disability that causes legal incompetence after her or his right of action accrues and the disability was not voluntarily caused, the statute of limitations may be tolled during the disability. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-91.
Unless you were mentally incompetent from your 18th birthday until now, the statute expired on your 20th birthday.
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