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Need Car Crash Info re: Statute of Limitations…

Submitted By: Marianne (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

Another driver ran into my car leaving me with multiple and (some) permanent eye injuries. The driver was found completely at fault. I’m seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, eye glasses replacement, and pain & suffering.

My question is: Do settlement negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company need to be completed by the end of the statute of limitations?

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Dear Marianne,


The answer is YES. There is normally a 2 year Statute of Limitations period commencing from the date of injury. If you are unable to settle the case within the 2 year Statute of Limitations period you will have to file suit to be able to preserve your legal rights. If you do not, you may lose your right to file suit or recover any amount from the other party.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: April 12, 2011

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