The amount of time you have for taking legal action after an accident depends on where you live. Each state has a slightly different statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a legally-established time limit for taking legal action. If you fail to meet the deadline, you won’t be allowed to file a lawsuit. Georgia’s statute of limitations gives victims two years from the date of the accident to take action. But don’t wait two years to see an attorney. If you’ve been injured, get the advice you need promptly.