Risks of Driving on Roads in North Carolina
Of course, a prevalence of bad drivers poses significant risks for both motorists and pedestrians in North Carolina. Drivers, passengers, bicyclists, truckers, and even innocent bystanders may be involved in collisions with other drivers who were driving carelessly or under the influence, or were engaging in any other negligent act.
And these accidents rarely end with all parties unscathed. Catastrophic injuries often result from car accidents, including head/brain injuries, cuts and lacerations, severe fractures, and even spine damage that can lead to permanent paralysis. In some cases, those involved may be killed in the wreck, or may sustain injuries that lead to death.
In the tragic event that you have been injured in a car accident, or if you have lost a loved one to a careless driver, it is in your best interests to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney can help you gather any and all information and evidence that you need in order to bring forth a successful civil lawsuit.
It’s imperative that you act quickly though; per law set forth in the North Carolina General Statutes you have only three years in which to file a lawsuit for personal injuries. After that period has expired, you may be forever barred from initiating a lawsuit.