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What is Statute of Limitation for A Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, or Wrongful Death Claim/Case/Suit in Virginia (VA) Or North Carolina (NC)?

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Our Virginia/Carolina injury law firm, based in Norfolk/Virginia Beach is often called by potential clients with questions about what the personal injury statute of limitations is for personal injury/medical malpractice (and wrongful death) suits filed either in Virginia (VA) or North Carolina (NC). The answers depend on a number of circumstances and there are some fairly complicated analyses that need to be done, often by an experienced injury trial lawyer based in VirginiaCarolina

What prompted my law partner, Rick Shapiro, to write an in depth analysis was the actual case of a North Carolina resident injured in a Northern Virginia restaurant chain. The restaurant’s claims adjuster told the NC resident that her injury claim was dead, because two years and a few days had passed, and she then consulted with our injury law firm. We accepted her case because North Carolina has a three year statute of limitations for general personal injuries filed in NC and we believe it applies to this client, assuming we file her injury suit in North Carolina.

Our law firm practices out of Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia (the border cities of Elizabeth City, NC and Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA all straddle the border) but of course Virginia and North Carolina do have completely different statutes of limitations. Folks commute into Virginia from North Carolina (and vice-versa). There are many daily commuters from the Outer Banks (Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Corolla, Manteo) as well as from Elizabeth City/Edenton, into Virginia and we are often asked to represent these commuters.

For the complete Virginia/Carolina personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongul death statute of limitations legal discussion article, please click here.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is: hsinjurylaw.com, the firm edits two injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.