Time Limits For Wrongful Death Actions In North Carolina


The legal term for civil liability when a death is caused by the negligent or intentional act of another is “wrongful death.” The North Carolina wrongful death statute governs who can file a claim for wrongful death, and the time limits for pursuing a claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for wrongful death in North Carolina is two years after the person’s death. Who Initiates a Wrongful Death Action? Actions for wrongful death in North Carolina are brought by the personal representative of the deceased person; the representative will be [...]