We know that losing a loved one is devastating. If your loved one died as the result of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or bad actions, our firm’s Charlotte wrongful death lawyers can help. Call our injury attorneys in Raleigh today to learn more and discuss the first steps you should take.
Wrongful death claims can arise in many situations in which a person is killed due to someone else’s negligent or dangerous behavior. Companies, hospitals, employers and individuals may all be held responsible for causing a person’s death.
Some of the most common types of wrongful death claims include:
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Drunk driver cases
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Travel industry accidents
- Assault and battery deaths
- Drowning deaths
North Carolina Code § 28A-18-2 defines wrongful death as a death caused by a wrongful act that, had the victim lived, he or she would have had a personal injury claim against the responsible party.
The purpose of a wrongful death action is not to simply seek compensation for the loss of your loved one’s life. No amount of monetary damages can make up for your loss and suffering. A wrongful death action can, however, hold the responsible party accountable, deter similar harmful conduct in the future, and obtain necessary funds to pay medical bills, funeral expenses, and help make up for lost wages and benefits provided by your deceased loved one.
Pursing justice for your loved one can help ease your grief during such a difficult time. One of our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Raleigh can examine the facts of your case and walk you through the process of deciding whether filing a wrongful death claim is the right course of action for your family.
Wrongful death cases can be complex, hard-fought by the insurance company, involve parallel proceedings, and multiple parties.
To know when to file your claim, you will likely need to consult a wrongful death attorney in Raleigh who has experience reviewing medical records, working with police investigators, and litigation.
While no legal remedy can bring back your loved one, our compassionate wrongful death attorneys can fight to seek justice on his or her behalf. Consulting a personal injury attorney who handles wrongful death claims is the first step you can take to try to hold the negligent party accountable.