According to the CDC, over 145,000 people died in the US in 2015 from unintentional injuries.
When a person dies due to someone else’s negligence, the family and estate of the decedent can file a claim for wrongful death. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our compassionate wrongful death lawyers can navigate the North Carolina legal system to help you seek compensation.
If you slipped or tripped on someone else’s property and were injured as a result, you can file a claim to seek compensation for your injuries. Slip and fall cases are usually included in the broader category of premises liability, and the property owner and/or management company may be held responsible for your accident. Whether a wet floor, narrow staircase, changes in flooring, poor lighting, torn carpeting, or other dangerous conditions caused your fall, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.
In order to pursue a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members must appoint a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. This personal representative must file the claim, and he or she receive the damages and has the ability to distribute the damage awards to various parties according to the decedent’s will. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Durham wrongful death attorneys can discuss your options and guide you through the process.
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Pecuniary, or financial, injuries provide the main measure of damages for wrongful death claims. If the liable party’s actions were wanton and willful, the court may also award punitive damages. The knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can gather evidence to build your case and present it in court.
You may also pursue compensation for the loss of the society, companionship, guidance, comfort, advice, and kindly offers of the decedent. In the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death. Our diligent Durham wrongful death lawyers can help you file a claim and represent you in court to seek the compensation you and your family deserve.