What happens if I wait too long to file a personal injury claim in North Carolina? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

If the statute of limitations that applies to your personal injury case truly has expired, you cannot succeed with an insurance claim or civil lawsuit.

But, if you only think you may have waited too long to take legal action against the negligent or reckless party who injured you, it can help to consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney. The statute of imitations clock does not always start ticking at the moment an injury occurs. For instance, many claims related to dangerous or defective products can be filed from the date on which a medical diagnosis indicated that use of the product caused the injury.