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 attorneys can navigate the North Carolina legal system to help the family or estate seek compensation.
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, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys in Durham & Raleigh can discuss your options and guide you through the process.
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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, 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 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.