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Wrongful Death

How is Wrongful Death Defined in NC?

Any death feels tragic, but unfortunately, some deaths didn't need to happen because of neglect, a crime, or oversight. In North Carolina, if someone dies because of another person or entity's legal fault and wrongdoing -- regardless of its intentional or unintentional action -- the executor of the deceased's estate may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit for compensation. How is Wrongful Death Defined in NC? In North Carolina, the law defines wrongful death as caused "by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another" person or entity. The actions that can be considered causing a wrongful death are similar to...

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What Constitutes Wrongful Death in NC?

In North Carolina, when your loved one dies as a result of a traffic accident, you have the right to sue for wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit can help the deceased person’s spouse, children, or dependents financially in a way to compensate for any lost income or extra expenses they now have the burden of as a result of the accident. What Does North Carolina Classify As A Wrongful Death? North Carolina law classifies “wrongful death” as when someone dies by a negligent act by a person or entity. A loved one must bring the case on behalf of the deceased. Similar...

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What To Do If a Surgery Goes Wrong

Patients hope that undergoing surgery will fix any ailments they currently have, but unfortunately, sometimes surgery can go horribly wrong, causing the patient more harm than they were experiencing before treatment. If you or a loved one experienced a surgery gone wrong, take a look at what you should do next and then contact Hyland & Padilla’s legal team right away. What Should I Do If My Surgery Went Wrong? If your surgery had an unexpected bad outcome beyond what the doctor and your medical team reasonably prepared you for, you could have a medical malpractice lawsuit. Depending on the type of harm the...

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What To Do If a Loved One Is Killed by a Reckless Truck Driver

The best legal basis for winning compensation in a truck accident is truck driver negligence. To prove a driver’s negligence, the plaintiff’s lawyer must show that the driver failed to exercise a reasonable duty of care, which caused the plaintiff’s death. How Do I Prove A Reckless Truck Driver Killed My Loved One? The first step to proving a reckless truck driver caused or contributed to the death of your loved one is enlisting the help of an experienced attorney who is familiar with North Carolina traffic laws. A strong attorney will look at photos of the accident, talk to witnesses, and...

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