Occasionally we see claims that an accident and injury was caused, in whole or in part, by negligence in the design of a road, intersection or signage. In Georgia, there can be a claim against Georgia DOT if the road design did not conform to design standards when it was built. There may also be claims against an engineering firm for negligent design of a state, county or municipal roadway.

Now the Georgia Court of Appeals has clarified that a statute setting an 8 year time limit to sue after completion of construction to sue applies to road projects just