Protecting the Rights of Injured Clients
Raleigh Personal Injury Attorneys
More Than 50 Years of Combined Experience
When you have been injured by the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions of another, you deserve justice. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, we understand that this is a very difficult time in your life. A serious injury can not only lead to considerable physical pain and emotional suffering but may also cause significant financial hardship. We believe that you should not have to navigate these challenges on your own. Instead, our team of Raleigh personal injury lawyers can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed.
If you or someone you love was catastrophically injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, reach out to Hyland + Padilla, PLLC today to request a free, no-obligation consultation. Our bilingual staff can assist you in both English and Spanish, and we do not collect any attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Reach us online or by phone at (919) 891-8361 to learn more.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?
In North Carolina, anyone who can prove that they were injured and that their injuries were caused by someone else—whether another person, a business, a medical provider, a manufacturer, or some other entity—may have a personal injury claim.
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. To prove a negligence-based personal injury claim, you must prove the following:
- You were injured, and your injuries led to measurable damages
- Your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful behavior
- You did not contribute in any way to the incident that caused your injury
To have a solid case, you must prove that the other party against whom you are bringing the claim (known as the “defendant”) owed you a “duty of care.” This simply means that they had a legal obligation to take certain reasonable measures to prevent causing you injury or harm. By proving that the defendant acted negligently or wrongfully, you can show that the defendant breached the duty of care and is therefore liable for your resulting damages.
What Are Damages?
Damages are the remedy paid by the defendant to the plaintiff (the party who files the claim) to compensate them for certain losses they have suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct.
There are two main types of damages commonly awarded in personal injury cases:
- Compensatory Damages: As the name suggests, compensatory damages are intended to compensate injured victims for specific losses. These losses can be economic or noneconomic in nature and may include things like medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
- Punitive Damages: Rather than compensating victims for specific losses, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant. Such damages are usually only available in cases involving gross or egregious negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional infliction of injury.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you could be entitled to fair compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages or income, physical and mental pain and suffering, lost earning ability and future wages, and other miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses. You could also be entitled to punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was egregious, reckless, or intentional.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In North Carolina, you have just three years from the date of injury—or the date on which the injury was discovered or could reasonably have been discovered if it was not and could not have been discovered right away—to file your personal injury lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case.
We urge you to reach out to our Raleigh personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after an accident or injury to learn how we can help. The longer you wait to take legal action, the more difficult it can become to gather evidence and prove your case.
How Our Personal Injury Team Can Help
Navigating the legal system can be extremely challenging without the help of an experienced attorney. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, we are here to guide you through the process from start to finish.
Our personal injury lawyers assist clients throughout Wake County with all types of cases, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
We also help people who have suffered on-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses file for workers’ compensation benefits. We are well-versed in North Carolina's personal injury and workers’ compensation laws and can help you navigate the process of seeking fair compensation for your injuries and related damages.
We are proud to offer highly personalized legal services. Our compassionate approach and aggressive client advocacy have earned us the respect and trust of our clients. To date, we have recovered more than $40 million on behalf of the injured and their families—find out how our team can help you with your personal injury matter today.
For a free consultation, call us at (919) 891-8361 or contact us online. Hablamos español.
Over $40,000,000 Recovered We have won over 40 million dollars for our clients since 2012 and counting.
Over 7000 Cases Handled We have represented thousands of personal injury clients since 1999.
“I came to Hyland and Padilla after an automobile accident. Mr. Padilla worked very hard on my case. His primary concern is for the well being of his clients. He was caring, professional, honest and patient. His staff was always helpful and pleasant as well” - Toni B.
“Very happy and great full with the results. Thank you for helping the Hispanic community very happy with the results blessings. Andrea and Stefani did A great job.” - Jazmin A.
“Mr Padilla is extremely helpful with your personal injury. His staff is great. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I have worked with Mr Padilla several times over the years. He is a wonderful caring attorney. He will go all out to make his client happy.” - Carolyn H.