wrongful death

The death of a loved one is never easy. However, that grief can be compounded when a death occurs unexpectedly and due to the negligence or intentional wrongful conduct of another.                  

When a loved one dies because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another, it is a wrongful death.  Under North Carolina law, the decedent's estate is authorized by law to bring a lawsuit for wrongful death.  Depending on the circumstances of the case, in addition to holding the responsible party accountable for their loved one’s death, the decedent’s survivors may also be entitled to recover medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, as well as the loss of the loved one's earnings, support, love, affection and guidance. 

Wrongful Deaths are often caused by the following events:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Statutes of limitation

Even though you are involved in the grieving process, you may need to act quickly due to statutes of limitation which bar wrongful death claims after a certain period of time.  You should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and to determine whether a wrongful death claim can be pursued. 

Call 919-446-5193 now for a free consultation.