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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Unless you suffer from some type of mental disability that prevented you from filing two years after the age of majority (18), it is too late.
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I agree with atty. Ashman. Unless you were mentally incompetent at time, the statute of limitations expired when you were 20. Also, SS disability only pays if you are 100% disabled from any type of work and it does not sound like you are.
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Unfortunately, it appears to be too late for a personal injury claim to be brought. Keep following up with your disability claim and if you feel the attorneys are not getting the appropriate records request a meeting with them.
It appears you waited too long. If you have an accident in the future, please call a local personal injury lawyer immediately.
It is extremely unfortunate that you did not retain counsel or your parents did not retain a lawyer on your behalf. It is too late to do anything. If there is ever a next time, seek prompt legal assistance.
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