North Carolina Personal Injury Resources

North Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies; settlers from Virginia initially went there in search of more farmland. It is located in the Southeastern United States, bordering South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. North Carolina’s two largest metropolitan areas, Raleigh and Charlotte, are among the top ten fastest growing in the country. When filing a claim in North Carolina, it’s best to do it promptly because there is a three year statute of limitation. If a case is not filed within that time span, legal action and compensation cannot be pursued.
North Carolina had an estimated population of 9,752,073 as of 2012, which puts it at number 10 for most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 458,803 civil incoming cases, which is 4,798 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 10,764 are tort cases, tried in the Superior Court. The tort trend in North Carolina has been steady in the past decade but there was a sudden spike in 2009. In 2011 a tort reform law was passed that made non-action in the ER legal. Under this reform, doctors have less of a risk of being found liable for malpractice. A doctor can only be found liable if he or she intentionally harmed the patient.
North Carolina is currently considering more alterations to its tort law, especially for medical malpractice. Like the rest of the country, in North Carolina, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents and medical malpractice generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in North Carolina.

North Carolina State Resources
State of North Carolina: http://www.nc.gov/
Official Portal of North Carolina: http://www.nc.gov/
North Carolina Legislature Online: http://www.ncleg.net/
North Carolina Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/community-resources/north-carolina-government-sites/
North Carolina Secretary of State: https://www.secretary.state.nc.us
Mecklenburg County Official Website: http://charmeck.org/

North Carolina Court Resources
North Carolina Courts Online: http://www.nccourts.org/
Links for North Carolina Courts: http://www.courts.us/state/nc/courts.php
North Carolina Office of Court Administration: http://www.nccourts.org/courts/crs/aocadmin/default.asp
Supreme Court of North Carolina: http://www.nccourts.org/courts/appellate/supreme
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

North Carolina Legal Associates
State Bar of North Carolina: http://www.ncbar.com/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Mecklenburg County Bar Association: http://www.meckbar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other North Carolina Legal Resources
Personal Injury in North Carolina: http://research.lawyers.com/North-Carolina/Personal-Injury-in-North-Carolina.html
North Carolina Legal Resources: http://www.alllaw.com/state_resources/north_carolina/
North Carolina Constitution: http://www.ncleg.net/Legislation/constitution/ncconstitution.html
North Carolina Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/statutes/statutes.asp
North Carolina Rules of Evidence: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_8C.pdf
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
North Carolina Public Records finder: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/offenders/
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com
http://www.thepoptort.com/north_carolina/