How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in North Carolina?
Pedestrian accidents can be serious and even life-threatening for victims. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), since 2009 the number of pedestrians killed in accidents involving motor vehicles in North Carolina has risen 54 percent, with no obvious explanation beyond an increase in distracted driving. 228 pedestrians were killed in North Carolina in 2018 alone.
Our firm has handled many pedestrian accident cases in more than 35 years serving the people of North Carolina. Many of our clients ask, “What is the statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents in North Carolina?”
Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
You have a very limited amount of time to file a claim for a pedestrian accident in North Carolina.
In general, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents in North Carolina is 3 years. In the most tragic instances resulting in death, the statute of limitations is 2 years.
It is very important that you act quickly to file a claim or lawsuit if you’ve been hit by a car. We recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately in order to protect your legal rights and improve your chances of recovering maximum compensation.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is never any obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Justice Counts for those injured due to others’ negligence and we would love to help you and your loved ones fight for justice and compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your pedestrian accident injury claim.
The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in North Carolina is 3 years, and just 2 years for claims of wrongful death. Don’t wait — call us today for a FREE, no-obligation case review and let’s discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
“They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.”
–Joseph P., Riddle & Brantley client
Results for Pedestrian Accident Victims in North Carolina
Since 1985, Riddle & Brantley’s pedestrian accident attorneys have been helping victims of others’ negligence secure justice. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims (see disclaimer below), including:
- $1,900,000 — Our client was walking across a parking lot when she was hit by a cement truck. She suffered devastating injuries. We brought in an outside accident reconstructionist to investigate the accident and prove liability, and ultimately were able to negotiate a $1.9 million settlement with the insurance company involved.
- $1,625,000 — Riddle & Brantley attorneys represented our client, who was injured while crossing a road when she was hit by a car. We hired an accident reconstructionist to investigate the matter and prove liability, after which we were able to negotiate a total settlement of $1.625 million through mediation.
- $140,000 — We represented a woman who was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident while crossing a road on foot at a four-way intersection. She ultimately lost her job due to limited mobility as a result of the accident. We took the case, obtained medical records and evidence of pain and suffering, and successfully resolved the matter for $140,000 in total compensation from the insurance company, which initially denied liability.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
Don’t Wait — Contact an Attorney Today
Pedestrian accidents can be difficult cases in which to prove liability. It is critical that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents in North Carolina is 3 years, and just 2 years for cases involving death.
Don’t wait — call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley today. We’ll review your case for free and advise you on your best legal options for pursuing compensation.
Our pedestrian accident injury lawyers serve clients across North Carolina, including in:
- New Bern