Understanding statutes of limitations in nursing home abuse
When you learn a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or any other form of elder care abuse, you may not know how to react. Many people feel angry or betrayed or they want to hold the abuser accountable but do not know how.
At the law offices of Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we help clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast file nursing home neglect cases within the statutes of limitation. If you see warning signs of nursing home abuse, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Understanding the Statutes of Limitation
Although deadlines vary widely by state and even by the type of claim, in Georgia, a person typically has only two years within which to file a claim. Deadlines may be tolled or extended in a few, specific instances. As such, any questions about when a Georgia statute of limitation will cause a nursing home negligence claim to expire should be brought to a Georgia-licensed attorney. Any claim should be discussed with an attorney well in advance of your statute of limitation. You want your claim presented as thoroughly and as skillfully as possible and this entails your attorney’s diligent preparation well in advance of the filing of the claim or presentation of an offer of settlement, which must be done within any statute of limitation period.
Because seniors may be suffering from abuse long before the family is aware of the situation, once you realize what is happening, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you can.
Filing a Case After the Statute of Limitation Has Passed
If you are concerned that the Georgia statute of limitation may have passed on your claim, but are still interested in filing a claim, you should contact a Georgia-licensed attorney who is trained in the law and can analyze all the facts. Computing statutes of limitation is often more complicated than adding and subtracting years. In some rare situations, one circumstance can prevent the statute of limitation from expiring.
Obviously, we can’t evaluate your case without the facts; sharing the facts with an attorney who can provide you with a accurate assessment of how the statute of limitations applies to your situation. We give our clients the information they need to make informed decisions about filing cases within the statute of limitations. Contact us online or call toll-free at 1-855-329-7144 or locally at 404-856-0040 to schedule your free initial consultation.
SPMH Law, LLC represents clients throughout Georgia and the Southeastern United States. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call us or visit us online at www.GAnursinghomeabuselawyer.com or www.eldercareabuselawyer.com.