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North Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys

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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 & Fowler, PLLC, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys can navigate the North Carolina legal system to help the family or estate seek compensation.

Why Choose Us for Your Wrongful Death Claim

You May File for Wrongful Death in a Variety of Circumstances, Which Include:

  • Criminal Behavior.
  • Airplane or Automobile Accident.

Additional Wrongful Death Scenarios:

  • Death during a supervised activity.
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous substances or conditions.
  • Death caused by a defective product.

In order to pursue a 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 & Fowler, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys in North Carolina can discuss your options and guide you through the process.

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Understanding Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

Financial loss is the main measure of damages for wrongful death claims. Pecuniary, or financial, injuries provide the main measure of damages for these claims. If the liable party’s actions were wanton and willful, the court may also award punitive damages. The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC can gather evidence to build your case and present it in court.

Potential Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit:

  • Medical and Funeral Expenses.
  • Loss of Services, Protection, Care, and Assistance of the Decedent.
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Loss of Financial Support.
  • Pain and Suffering.

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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 North Carolina can help you file a claim and represent you in court to seek the compensation you and your family deserve.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is considered a wrongful death in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, a wrongful death is one that occurs due to the negligence or wrongful act of another party. This can include situations such as criminal behavior, automobile accidents, occupational hazards, or death caused by a defective product. The attorneys at Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC can provide guidance on whether a specific situation may qualify for a wrongful death claim.

Who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in North Carolina?

A wrongful death lawsuit in North Carolina must be filed by the personal representative of the decedent's estate. This individual is appointed to manage the estate's affairs and is responsible for filing the claim, receiving any awarded damages, and distributing them according to the decedent's will or state law. The team at Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC can assist in determining the appropriate party to file the claim.

What types of damages can be recovered in a North Carolina wrongful death claim?

Damages in a North Carolina wrongful death claim can include medical and funeral expenses, loss of the decedent's services, protection, care, and assistance, loss of financial support, and compensation for pain and suffering. In cases of willful or wanton conduct, punitive damages may also be awarded. Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC can help identify all potential damages in such a claim.

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the decedent's death. It is crucial to initiate legal proceedings within this timeframe to preserve the right to seek compensation. The attorneys at Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC can help ensure that your claim is filed promptly.

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