I assume that this accident was in Georgia. If so, you need to talk with a Georgia attorney who can give you information on the applicable statutes of limitations. Good luck!
If you know who the other person is, yes you can still file.
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Assuming this occurred in Georgia, you have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. You should consult with an attorney licensed in Georgia right away.
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Consult an attorney in GA regarding filing a claim and/or submitting this to your own carrier if you have uninsured motorist coverage. Don't delay any further.
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No, you have two years from the date of the wreck to file a lawsuit if you cannot reach a settlement with the insurance company. We practice here in Georgia state-wide and used to represent insurance companies and their insureds a combined 29 years before we switched sides. I'm happy to speak with you and you can reach me at 478-254-3606.
If this happened in Georgia you have 2 years although the longer you wait the less time a lawyer has to properly prepare a case. I'd be glad to review your case at no charge (404-768-3509).
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It is not too late, but cases like this do not get better with time, so you should act quickly and retain an attorney. I wish you the best with your claim and your recovery.
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You should take prompt action. Have you reported the wreck to your insurance carrier to preserve UM coverage? That should be done ASAP.
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