Catastrophic Injury Wrongful Death
Whether a person was seriously injured on someone else’s property or a loved one died because of a reckless driver, the aftermath of an injury or death can affect the entire family. Emotional stress and financial difficulties are experienced by every member of the family. Oftentimes, recovering compensation through a civil lawsuit is the only way some families are able to find closure.
At Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, our staff and lawyers empathize with your situation and we understand the difficult time you and your family are going through. From the moment you walk into our law office in Hickory, we treat you with respect and compassion. We will help you through this difficult challenge and help you and your family move on with your lives.
Catastrophic Injuries And Their Affect On Your Life
Many catastrophic injuries require long-term medical care and may result in temporary or permanent disability. A person may incur steep medical bills and miss work, leading to lost wages and severe emotional distress. These are some examples of injuries in which this may happen:
- Spinal injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Brain traumas
- Chronic and permanent pain
- Loss of sight or hearing
Whether an injury is the result of a car crash or because of a work-related accident, the financial and emotional strain it puts on an individual and their family is one that cannot be ignored.
Accidents Leading To Wrongful Death
Some accidents result in the death of our loved ones. From funeral expenses to a loss of income, a wrongful death can put an economic strain on a family as well. While no amount of money can bring that loved one back, seeking monetary compensation can help a family gain a sense of justice and find closure.
We Help You Act Quickly
North Carolina has a statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims. Personal injury negligence claims must be filed within three years of suffering an injury, while wrongful death claims are only afforded a two-year time window. You must act quickly or risk losing your right to compensation.