Personal Injury

Durham Personal Injury Lawyers

Protecting The Rights Of Injured Victims For Over Five Decades: (919) 590-0099

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Since 1999, Hyland + Padilla, PLLC has been representing the rights of seriously injured victims throughout the state of North Carolina. Our Durham personal injury lawyers would be proud to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system next. With over 50 years of combined experience, you can be confident that we are equipped to offer you the exceptional representation you require in order to maximize your compensation.

We are not afraid to fight to protect your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. While you focus on your recovery, we will focus on securing a positive case outcome. We value open communication. As such, we are available for after-hour meetings. Our bilingual answering services are available 24/7 for your convenience.

Whether you need legal assistance filing a claim for personal injury or need experienced representation in court, our attorneys are well-equipped to handle your case. We will pay close attention to the details of your case and keep you informed throughout the process. When you enlist our timely and efficient legal services, you can trust your case will receive the personal attention necessary to succeed.

Elements of a Personal Injury Case

To collect money stemming from a personal injury claim, North Carolina law requires you to prove that another party’s negligent actions caused your injury. The state has a three-year statute of limitations.

  • The following are the elements of a negligence case in North Carolina:
  • The defendant owed a duty to care
  • The defendant breached this duty
  • This breach of duty resulted in an injury to the plaintiff
  • The defendant’s actions (or inactions) were the proximate cause of the injury
  • The plaintiff suffered actual damages

Keep in mind, North Carolina is a contributory negligence state. This means that if the victim contributed at all to an accident, then the victim is barred from receiving any compensation.

If your injury claim is for $10,000 or less, you would file your personal injury lawsuit in the North Carolina district court that has jurisdiction. For injury claims worth over $10,000, you would file your lawsuit in the appropriate North Carolina superior court.

Types of Personal Injury Compensation

  • If it is determined that another party’s negligent actions caused your injuries, they may be required to pay for the following:
  • Past, present, and future medical expenses for treatment related to your injury
  • Repair or replacement of any property which was damaged or destroyed in the accident
  • Lost earnings for time off from work
  • Any future earning capacity lost due to your injury
  • Permanent disability and disfigurement caused by the accident
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Small Firm Representation. Large Firm Results.

As Durham personal injury attorneys, we help clients navigate the North Carolina legal system for a variety of personal injury cases. We are members of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar and Durham County Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, and the Fourteenth Judicial District. Let our Durham personal injury lawyers handle the complex work while you focus on the most important thing: your recovery.

Contact us at (919) 590-0099 today to learn more about our services.

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What Steps Should I Take

After Being Injured In An Accident?

  • Stay On The Scene & Take Photographs Of All Vehicles Involved And Of The Scene

  • Exchange Information With The Other Driver

  • Call Hyland & Padilla, PLLC

  • Keep Track Of Your Medical Treatment & Expenses

  • Get A Property Damage Valuation

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Do Not Pay The Price For Another's Negligence. Let Us Help You Recover The Compensation You're Entitled To.