Why does North Carolina enforce statutes of limitations on personal injury claims? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Asking personal injury victims to file their claims for the payment of medical bills, replacement of lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering within three years of incurring harm helps ensure that evidence still exists and that memories can still be trusted.

While we, as North Carolina personal injury lawyers who represent victims, could argue that the statutes of limitations should be longer for many people, we, too, recognize that acting quickly can benefit a victim. Not only is making a case for compensation and damages easier, a settlement or jury award can be secured quicker.