Stone Mountain, GA asked in Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: what is the statue of limitation for filing damages after an auto accident?

Can damages be claimed after a settlement has been accepted?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney would need to advise on your question about SOLs, but your question remains open for two weeks. On your second question about claiming damages once settlement has been reached, it could depend on how the other side or their insurance carrier drafts the release. Most insurance carriers use standard releases, so that if you do settle and agree upon a figure and accept it, that's usually it. There isn't more coming. If it's a very complex case, attorneys might possibly draft a more specific release, addressing things such as future care or future medical offsets. But the short answer for most typical car accidents is that when you accept settlement and sign the release, that's it - there isn't more $$$ on the way for damages that might later be claimed. Consider reaching out to Georgia attorneys for definitive guidance on your specific matter - that would provide you with the best response to your question. Good luck

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