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North Carolina accident and injury claim limits and deadlines

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2023 | Personal injury

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take your time filing a vehicle accident and injury claim? You could gather more evidence to support the facts and still have plenty of time to uncover and account for all your accident injuries.

Unfortunately, there are deadlines to meet, and neither insurers nor courts can wait forever for you to file your claim. Read on to learn about the deadlines and limits that govern North Carolina accident claims.

Filing deadlines

Crash victims have only three years from the date of the incident to file a car accident and injury claim in North Carolina. You may think this is a lot of time, but in complicated circumstances, it could lapse before you obtain a settlement.

Begin work on your claim right away, follow your doctor’s orders and seek professional guidance in complex situations to protect your rights.

Damage caps

North Carolina imposes no cap on the damages (compensation) you might obtain after a car accident. However, it follows the contributory negligence rule, which bars you from financial restitution if you contributed, even a small percentage, to your injuries.

With experienced representation, you will have a better chance of proving you did not contribute to the motor vehicle accident or your injuries.

Get all you deserve

Do not underestimate how auto accident injuries might affect your life. Many victims continue suffering from pain and emotional challenges long after the crash. Often, these issues impact their lives for months or even years. Remember to ensure your accident claim reflects all the damage you sustained in the crash, including physical and psychological suffering.