Do You Have A Family Member Who Recently Passed Away Due To A Car Accident In Monroe, Georgia?
If so, you may be wondering how long you have to bring a wrongful death claim.
First, please be aware that there are two types of claims that may be brought when someone is wrongfully killed in an accident-the wrongful death claim and the estate claim.
TIME PERIOD FOR BRINGING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
Generally speaking, you will have two years from the date of your family member’s death to bring the wrongful death claim.
TIME PERIOD FOR BRINGING AN ESTATE CLAIM
The time period for bringing an estate claim depends on whether your family member’s estate is represented. If your family member’s estate is represented, then the estate has two years from the date of representation to bring an estate claim.
If your family member died without a will and an administrator has to be appointed to represent the estate of your family member, then the estate will have two years from the date the administrator was appointed to represent the estate.
The statute of limitations is tolled for up to five years for the time period between the date of death and the appointment of an administrator to represent the estate.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON
If you had a family member pass away due to a Monroe, Georgia car accident and would like a free case evaluation, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414.