The Georgia statute of limitations for most personal injury auto accident related claims is two years. (One notable exception: claims against the state of Georgia or local municipalities can be 1 year or shorter.) This rule applies to medical malpractice claims and product liability claims in Georgia. While there is discovery rule in Georgia, there is a five year statute of repose in medical malpractice cases. The statute of repose is harsh: it can bar a claim before the claim even accrues because it is before the injury occurs.