Every state has a statute of limitations, which is essentially a timeframe within which a lawsuit must be filed. If you attempt to file a lawsuit after time runs out on the statute of limitations, it is unlikely your case would be heard in court.
In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim is generally three years, beginning on the date of the accident. There are a few exceptions to the rule such as if the victim was a minor at the time of the accident. Moreover, if the car accident resulted in the death of a loved one, the statute of limitations is two years, beginning of the date of your loved one’s death.
Waiting Too Long to File a Claim
Although you have three years to file a car accident claim, it is best to give yourself plenty of time to file the lawsuit. Even if you believe your case is pretty straightforward, to make sure you do not miss out on an important deadline, contact an attorney as soon as possible.
In addition, some insurance coverage requires advance written notification of your intent to accept liability coverage in order to pursue additional coverage that may be available. Failing to do so could limit your ability to receive additional compensation.
Reach Out to an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today!
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit, so do not postpone hiring the skilled legal representation to handle your case. At Price, Petho & Anderson P.L.L.C., our personal injury team is committed to protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured and will do what is necessary to help you secure the compensation you deserve and need to recover. Our team has been assisting car accident victims since 1979 and has obtained as much as $9 million in settlements for motor vehicle accident cases. Contact us and let us be your voice inside or outside of court.