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Wrongful Death

Our lawyers can help you get the money for your injuries quickly.

Unintentional Injury Deaths in 2015.

According to the CDC, over 145,000 people died in the US in 2015 from unintentional injuries.

Raleigh + Durham Wrongful Death Attorneys

Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina


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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 the family or estate seek compensation.

Trusted Representation for Wrongful Death Cases

You may file for wrongful death in a variety of circumstances, which include:

Medical malpractice that results in a person’s death.

Criminal behavior.

Airplane or automobile accident.

This also includes:

Death during a supervised activity.

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances or conditions.

Death caused by a defective product.

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 duty to distribute the damage award. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys in Durham & Raleigh can discuss your options and guide you through the process.

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Financial Loss For Wrongful Death Cases

Financial loss is the main measure of damages for wrongful death claims. 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.

Damages you may pursue in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Medical and funeral expenses.
  • Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance of the decedent.
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial support.
  • Pain and suffering.

Seek Compensation with Dedicated Legal Team

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 personal injury attorneys in Durham & Raleigh can help you file a claim and represent you in court to seek the compensation you and your family deserve.

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