Durham Personal Injury Lawyers
Protecting The Rights Of Injured Victims For Over Five Decades: (919) 590-0099
Backed By A Winning Track Record
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 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
- 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.