Given the facts you relate, it’s hard to see how the North Carolina courts would have jurisdiction. It’s been a while since I aced Civ Pro, and my brain cells are fuzzy in the interim, and I’ve lost a ton of them in the meantime (thank-YOU, Woodchuck cider! :eek: ) and the law I handled never really forced me to do the jurisdictional thing much, but I have this vivid memory of opening my Civ Pro casebook and seeing there on page one International Shoe v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945), in which the supremes declared that a defendant in a law suit can’t be subjected to *in personam * jurisdiction without minimal contacts with the state asserting the jurisdiction.
So unless the driver of the other car has some contact with North Carolina that would give North Carolina reason to be able to assert jurisdiction in the case, a suit in North Carolina would be jurisdictionally barred, I would think.
Mind you, I’m not your attorney, I’m not offering you any legal advice, either about your specific case or about any case in general, I’m just pontificating to hear myself talk.
And on edit, since you have totally obfuscated the facts in your initial post, and are talking some sort of product liability case (presumably against the maker of the car or some piece of equipment in the car), all I’ve said has little value.
You do know that, if you are unwilling to offer up facts upon which intelligent conversation can be based, you shouldn’t expect worthwhile answers here? :dubious: