My colleague Rick Shapiro put together an in-depth summary of North Carolina personal injury and wrongful death laws. This guide is intended to assist both prospective clients and attorneys unfamiliar with North Carolina tort law by providing answers to important legal questions.
The guide answers questions like:
- What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in North Carolina?
- What is the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in North Carolina?
- Is there a cap on damages for personal injury or wrongful death claims in North Carolina?
- Can pre-judgment interest be recovered in a North Carolina lawsuit?
- What are the the product liability laws in North Carolina?
- Is North Carolina a contributory negligence state?
- Which family member can recover damages from a North Carolina wrongful death judgment?
- What are the special provisions for medical malpractice cases in North Carolina like damage caps, expert witness requirements, and what can be done is a doctor attempts to hide evidence of malpractice from a patient?
- What laws apply to workers compensation claims in North Carolina?
- Does North Carolina follow joint and several liability law?
- How is the court system structured in North Carolina?
- What happens if service of process of a civil lawsuit is delayed in North Carolina?
- What is the North Carolina Discovery Rule?
- Where can I find the North Carolina Rules of Evidence?
- Where can I find the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure?
- When can punitive damages be recovered in a North Carolina civil lawsuit?
- How does an injured driver in North Carolina recover through their uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage?
- Does North Carolina follow the Collateral Source rule?
- Do North Carolina courts require mediation before going to trial?
- What is the Uniform Foreign Deposition Act and does North Carolina adhere to it?
- Can North Carolina personal injury lawyers recover their case expenses?
We hope you find this information helpful. If you need the assistance of a North Carolina injury attorney or you are looking to refer a case or partner with an NC law firm, we are here to help.