Wow. You need to call someone fast. Hopefully you have all the medicals organized. If not, contact an attorney soon so they can get everything organized. I would be glad to help if need be. Just take a look around on here or online to find someone in your local area. There are plenty of good attorneys in Decatur who can help.
Unfortunately, If your dates are correct, I believe you are out of time to file. OCGA 9-3-33 gives the injured party 2 years to file a case in Georgia. That means your time lapsed on July 16, 2012. Let me know if I misunderstood something.
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It sounds like you may possibly have waited too long. The statute is two years in Georgia. Since you say it is another state, you need to call a lawyer in that state and see what the statute is (which may be different). Rush. Dont wait past today.
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Where this accident happened is pivotal. If it were in South Carolina for example, you would have a three year statute of limitations which means you still have time to bring your claim. Where did the accident happen?