Personal Injury

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Raleigh Personal Injury Attorneys 

Serving Clients in the Charlotte, Monroe, Lumberton, & Raleigh Areas

Have you suffered an injury because of someone else's negligence in North Carolina? Martinez Law is here to help. Since 2020, our experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyers have been providing successful legal representation for those who need it most; from car accidents and truck collisions to defective product incidents and slip-and-fall incidents, our team can assist you with a variety of personal injury matters.  

Our team of seasoned professionals is committed to protecting your rights and can work tirelessly to help you receive compensation. Known for providing clients with tailored solutions and personalized attention, you can trust our team to help you navigate your case.  

Put us in your corner today; Martinez Law stands ready to fight for fair restitution after an unjust incident leaves lasting repercussions on yourself or someone you love.

Call 800-234-3269 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. 

Martinez Law is here to help.
We offer free consultations and are available to advise you of your legal options. Give us a call today at (800) 234-3269

NC Statute of Limitations for Civil Suits 

According to North Carolina General Statutes § 1-52, claims involving “injury to the person” must be brought forward within three years of the incident. Thus, if you are injured to another party’s negligence or recklessness, you have three years to file the initial document in court.  

When filing a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina, the 3-year statute of limitations can make all the difference. If you fail to bring your case within this timeframe, it could be denied outright by the court— no matter how severe and clear cut your injuries are or how liable their responsible party is. This limit on legal action also plays an important role during pre-litigation negotiations: if its expiration has passed, there's little incentive for opposing parties to come forward with desirable settlements as they’ll know that going through litigation is off the table.

However, it is important to note that exceptions can be made to extend the three-year filing deadline. Circumstances that would allow for an extension include: 

  • Legal disability. In some instances, individuals who experience an accident resulting in injuries may have additional time to file a personal injury lawsuit due to legal disability. North Carolina General Statutes § 1-17 dictates that for those under 18 years old or considered insane/incompetent by law at the time of the incident, there is an extended period within which their case can be filed until such disabilities are removed or when the individual reaches adulthood.
  • Absent defendant. When the defendant allegedly responsible for a plaintiff's injuries is no longer present in North Carolina, either through departure or continuous absence of one year or more, the three-year statute of limitations may not apply.

Contributory Negligence & North Carolina Negligence Laws 

Negligence is a key factor in determining fault for personal injury cases. Generally, when an individual or business has neglected to uphold their duty of care and this leads to someone's harm, they can be held responsible. 

North Carolina negligence laws follow the pure contributory negligence doctrine. While most states follow comparative negligence laws (which will take into account each party’s degree to which they were liable for an accident when awarding financial compensation), North Carolina does not allow plaintiffs to pursue damages if they were even one percent at fault. 

Committed to Providing High-Quality Representation 

At Martinez Law, we recognize the trauma and worry that accompany an injury. We are dedicated to supporting you through this difficult time with our legal expertise so that your focus can remain on healing and spending time with your family and friends. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Raleigh will fight for the maximum compensation owed, enabling you cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs or wages lost due to disability, and other injury-related expenses. 

Martinez Law is here to help you determine if you are eligible for compensation in your personal injury case. Don't waste any time; schedule a free consultation with our legal team to get started on your case right away. With our experienced attorneys on your side, we can give you the best chance of recovering what's rightfully yours.

Need assistance on a personal injury matter? Call Martinez Law today at (800) 234-3269!


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