Those who have been injured in a car accident in North Carolina have only a short amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. The rules vary from state-to-state, and here, an injured party has 3 years from the time of the incident to file. If the claim is for wrongful death, that window of time is shortened to just two years.
And then, occasionally, there are circumstances under which claims must be filed even sooner. A recent example of this was indicated in the case of Correa v. Estate of Hascall before the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The case illustrates why it is critical to consult with an experienced Greensboro car accident lawyer as soon as possible after a wreck. Usually, the earlier a plaintiff can file, the better.