US or Canadian Snowbirds involved in car accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina is a popular route and destination for travellers, which can subsequently result in an increase of car accidents. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is 3 years from the date of the incident.
North Carolina has very strict rules as to who may bring a lawsuit for a personal injury accidents suffered in its state. It follows a pure contributory negligence rule. If a person caused an accident in even the slightest way, they cannot recover compensation. Insurance companies can be very aggressive in suggesting even in some minuscule way, you bear some responsibility for the accident. This provision does not apply to passengers who are rarely at fault for an accident.
Furthermore, Snowbirds contractual rights for (PIP) accident benefits are available regardless of fault. They need to be claimed in your home state or province.
Since 1981, we have been helping seriously injured motorists get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and to receive compensation for their losses. We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, as often it is loved ones that face significant challenges in helping the accident victim.
Cross Border Car Accidents are Complicated. We arrange for you to consult with some of the best Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina , who are familiar with cross border accidents. They work collaboratively with other lawyers and attorneys in various jurisdictions in order to protect you and your family’s legal rights and remedies.