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Our Virginia/Carolina personal injury lawyers have handled numerous wrongful death action arising from car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, and other sorts of personal injuries. It is important to know that North Carolina follows a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, and to learn whether any legal exceptions apply to your potential case, that could extend the two-year limitations period, you should consult a North Carolina licensed personal injury lawyer. A lawyer licensed in North Carolina, Virginia, or the place where the wrongful acts occurred should be consulted as early as possible on all legal issues in question. Most states, like Virginia, provide a jury a list of the types of damages that may be awarded to the family/estate in a wrongful death lawsuit (note: each state may have slightly different damages that may be awarded).

For case results of our law firm involving wrongful death claims, click here.

For information relating to wrongful death and medical malpractice, click here.

For a detailed article discussing the statute of limitations in North Carolina, including medical malpractice and personal injury, click here.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the Northeast North Carolina (NC) border, practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.

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