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Injuries in car accidents and tractor-trailer/truck accidents are an unfortunate fact of life for northeastern North Carolina, which is criss-crossed by numerous highways and Interstate 95 (I – 95) leading south from the Virginia border near Roanoke Rapids into the heart of North Carolina. Likewise, US Routes 17, 13 and 64 traverse northeast North Carolina for those traveling between the Outer Banks, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Greenville Havelock, Kinston and other cities and towns of North Carolina.

If personal injuries occur in a car or truck accident, and if the action is filed in the state courts of North Carolina, generally a three-year statute of limitations applies to such actions. You should consult a North Carolina licensed injury lawyer to determine specific advice for your potential claim, especially if you are a resident of North Carolina and if your accident happens in Virginia or a neighboring state.

The North Carolina/Virginia licensed injury lawyers with our law firm have vast experience with helping clients recover their lost medical expenses, lost wages or earnings, but more importantly, in serious cases our lawyers know how to gather and present medical evidence relating to permanent injuries. Injuries to various parts of the body such as the spine, back, neck, shoulder, or other areas require analysis of the medical condition so we can determine what type of evaluation (and evidence) should be obtained to best present the case.

We have written numerous, legal informational articles on car and truck accident cases on the “sister” Virginia Beach Injuryboard blog, and on the Norfolk Injuryboard blog, as well as our law firm website.

For one article about legal triple recovery in a car injury case, please check out this article and video.

For an article about special requirements in trucking injury cases, 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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