How the Statute of Limitations Can Kill Your Injury Case

Written by Thom Goolsby


Not paying close attention to the Statute of Limitations can kill your injury case.

Rigid legal timelines call the “Statute of Limitations,” can prevent a victim from ever going to court. Insurance companies make use of this time limitation whenever they can do so. Failure to act in a timely manner can be a complete bar to your right to recover anything for your injuries suffered as a result of the negligent actions of another.

In North Carolina, the typical negligence claim must be filed in court within three years of the date of the accident. A wrongful death action must be filed even sooner. Typically, the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date the victim was killed.

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