Every claim has a time limit. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we want you to be aware of the strict time limit you have for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, because if you fail to act within the time allotted, you lose your right to compensation forever.
The statute of limitations serves a useful purpose by forcing plaintiffs to bring claims within a reasonable amount of time. Cases adjudicated in a timely manner have a better chance of achieving a just outcome. Over time, physical evidence disappears and the memories of witnesses fade. Witnesses can move out of a jurisdiction (therefore out of the reach of a subpoena) or pass away. Imagine if a plaintiff was allowed to wait twenty years for the key defense witness to die, and was then able to file a lawsuit?
North Carolina has statutes of limitations for various types of legal claims. For personal injury, the standard limitation period is three years and, for wrongful death, it is two years. Key points to understand include:
The statute of limitations, like North Carolina’s liability laws, may seem complicated. But our knowledgeable attorneys can assess how the law applies to your situation. If you’re wondering how to file a claim or how much a lawsuit costs, we can address these and many other issues at a free consultation at our office or in your home.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban works diligently to assert your claims in a timely manner. If you fear you are running up against the statute of limitations with your personal injury claim, we can deliver prompt legal assistance. To schedule a free consultation, call (888) 351-1038 or contact our office online.
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