With all the tourists visiting the state, North Carolina is no stranger to car accidents, negligence and personal injury cases. Then it's just a polite do-si-do and "how do you do," figuring out where to place blame and liability.
Maybe it was you who was injured, or maybe it was a friend or relative. Whatever happens during your North Carolina adventures, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find North Carolina's general statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In North Carolina, you have three years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as traffic law or white collar crime law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case goes to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.