How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in North Carolina

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If you have suffered an injury that you feel was caused by another party’s negligence, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit in a North Carolina court.

The best way to file a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina is by hiring a personal injury attorney who is well versed in North Carolina law.

How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?

A victim has a personal injury case when they’ve suffered some type of harm due to another party’s negligence. To understand the merits of your case, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand your chances of winning and the likelihood of you holding any “shared fault” responsibility for the injury.

Where Do You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina?

Once you’ve hired a personal injury attorney, your legal team will file the suit for you in civil court. The claim will be filed in the county, either the injury happened in, where you live, or where the defendant is based.

Suppose you plan to file a personal injury claim against the North Carolina State Government. In that case, the rules differ, and your attorney will need to file the lawsuit with the State’s Industrial Commission within three years of the injury.

Frequently, a personal injury case will settle before it goes to court, in which case a good attorney will help negotiate for you and advise you on the best settlement offer versus the pros and cons of going to trial.

How Long Do You Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina?

Victims have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina. The clock for the three years starts the day of the accident, unless the injury isn’t immediately noticeable, in which case three years begins from the day of the discovery of the injury or the date it should be reasonably discoverable.

If you and your attorney fail to file the case before the three-year mark has passed, the courts will not hear your case, and you will not be eligible for any financial compensation.

Who Are The Best Personal Injury Attorneys In North Carolina?

If you suffered a personal injury, you want North Carolina’s premiere and most experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case. The legal team at Knox Law Center has sixty years of experience litigating personal injury cases.

Call our offices right away, as time is of the essence in these cases, and we’ll provide you with a free consultation to help you further understand your case, your chances, and inform you of the services you will receive from our team. We’ll do the legal paperwork, negotiating, and evidence collection for you. We’ll also advise you on when to make statements to the insurance company, what forms to sign, and how to collect evidence yourself.

The Knox Law Center team will be as invested in your case as you are to ensure you receive proper compensation for your injury.


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