Have you or a loved one been a victim of construction negligence? If you’re like most people you expect that the building you’re in is safe and that it was constructed in an appropriate and workmanlike manner. Some examples of Georgia construction negligence cases include, but are not limited to:
· Falling ceilings and falling ceiling tiles
· Falling walls
· Falling foundation walls
· Collapsing stairs
· Leaning fences
· Fire sprinklers discharging inappropriately
· Improper installation (ex., a sink fell, causing an injury)
· Fire caused by improper construction or worker negligence
Time is of the essence because evidence needs to be preserved, protected, and gathered before memories fade and evidence gets cleaned up and tainted.
Each and every case is subject to the statutes of limitation and repose set by the state of Georgia. The statutes of limitation and repose represent the time periods within which you must file your case. If you don’t file your case within the statute of limitations or repose, chances are that you may never be able to file it. This means that you will never be able to recover for your injuries, property damage, lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The statute of limitation in Georgia for personal injuries is generally two years from the date of injury. The statute of repose for construction defects in Georgia is generally eight years from the date of the defective work.