Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
Like all states, North Carolina has a statute of limitations on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This may not sound like a tight deadline at first. However, when you factor in the amount of time it could take to recover from your injuries, gather the information you need to file a claim, and go through one or more rounds of negotiations with the insurance company, three years can go by fast.
If you fail to act before the three-year time limit expires, you will lose your ability to demand compensation for your injuries, no matter how strong your underlying claim may be.
How Our Wilmington Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help with Your Case
If you were injured in an accident in Wilmington, you need the help of someone who understands the challenges you face. The trusted Wilmington personal injury attorneys of Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, can take the pressure off you by:
- Helping you understand your rights and answering all your questions
- Conducting an independent investigation into the incident that caused your injuries
- Identifying all potential sources of compensation
- Working with expert witnesses such as accident reconstruction specialists who can provide useful supporting statements and evidence
- Thoroughly assessing your losses to ensure we are demanding maximum compensation for you
- Handling settlement negotiations and other important communications on your behalf
- Presenting a strong case at trial if a fair settlement is not offered
Common Types of Injuries
Although no two accidents are alike, many of the personal injury cases we handle at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, involve the following types of injuries:
- Head and skull injuries
- Facial trauma and scarring
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Soft-tissue strains and sprains
- Spinal cord injuries
- Partial or total paralysis
- Amputation and disfigurement
- Burns, cuts, and scrapes
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Directions to Our Wilmington Personal Injury Law Firm
To reach our office location at 513 Chestnut St., Wilmington NC 28401:
- From the north – Head south along U.S. Route 421, following signs for U.S. Route 17 North. Make a left onto South Third Street, then right onto Market Street after you pass the Burger King on the right. After 0.2 mile, turn left on North Sixth Street, then left again onto Chestnut Street at the second intersection. Our office is immediately to your right.
- From the east – Head west along Market Street. After passing Domino’s Pizza on your left, turn right onto North 10th Street. After 0.1 mile, make a left onto Chestnut Street. Our office is on your right after 0.3 mile.
- From the south – Head north along Carolina Beach Road toward Echo Farms Boulevard. Pass the McDonald’s on your right and make a slight right onto Burnett Boulevard. After 0.3 mile, continue onto South Third Street. After 1.4 miles, turn right onto Market Street, then make a quick left onto North Sixth Street. At the second cross street, turn left onto Chestnut Street. Our office is on your right.
- From the west – Travel east along U.S. Route 76 East. Turn left onto South Third Street, following signs for U.S. Route 17 North. Pass the Burger King on your right, and turn right onto Market Street. After 0.2 mile, turn left onto North Sixth Street, then left again at the second cross street onto Chestnut Street, where our office is to your right.
Talk to a Wilmington Personal Injury Attorney Today
No matter how complicated your claim may be, the experienced Wilmington injury lawyers at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, can help. We work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t charge legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. To learn more about the ways we can help you during this stressful time, contact us today for a free case review.