Accidents happen every day in North Carolina, but not every accident involves someone’s negligence. For instance, accidents caused by inclement weather are difficult to avoid, and usually Mother Nature is to blame. Many accidents are caused by human error, and those types of accidents can often be linked to negligence.
For example, if you’re injured in a vehicle collision, a driver who was looking at their phone instead of looking at the road could be to blame.
In order for you to receive a settlement through the injury claim process, you will likely need to know more about North Carolina negligence laws. Continue reading to increase your knowledge.
The term negligence refers to the duty that all individuals have not to cause harm to another person. Even when a person unintentionally harms you, the theory of negligence asserts that they owe you recompense for the harm they’ve done you. The law allows you, the injured party, to recover monetary compensation as a form of justice for what the negligent party did to you.
What Are Damages?
Damages is another legal term that refers to the losses brought about by another person’s actions. For example, if you were injured in a construction accident, you could have suffered physical injuries, pain, mental and emotional suffering, medical bills, lost income, and caregiving costs. You can add all of the damages to your personal injury claim to be compensated for them.
Time Limit for Bringing an Injury Claim in North Carolina
You are given three years to file your personal injury case requesting compensation for the harm that has been done to you.
In order to prove negligence you must show that another’s actions caused your injury and losses. Proof can come in the form of witness statements, photo evidence, video evidence, physical evidence, medical evidence, among others.
Get in Contact with a North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer
You have a better understanding of North Carolina negligence laws now, but the claim process can be a challenge for an injury victim. You could choose to partner with a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina to receive assistance in filing a case. Call Nye Law Group at 704-285-6319 to receive a free case analysis or send in the internet form below.