Q: Is there a cap for pain and suffering in North Carolina due to an automobile accident.
I was rear ended my 3 minor children and I suffered whiplash. The adjuster for the person at fault is telling me in NC there is a cap of $1,500 for pain & suffering. It took a month before I was able to do some of the things I did prior to the accident. Their driver left his car there & left the scene, it was at night and he had no lights on and there were alcohol bottles around the car as well as the report by the police investigation listing him as speeding
A: Your question could be best answered by a North Carolina attorney but it remains open for two weeks. That does not sound right for any jurisdiction. You should seriously consider consulting with a North Carolina injury attorney without further delay. There are things that need to be done at the onset of a case to preserve your rights, and possibly the rights of the three children in the car with you, who I hope are okay. You have nothing to lose because attorneys who handle these cases almost always offer free initial consults. Good luck
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