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Raleigh Wrongful Death Attorney

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 Raleigh wrongful death lawyers can help. Call our wrongful death attorney in to learn more and discuss the first steps you should take.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in NC?  

No experience is like the trauma of losing a loved one. In addition to the heartache, some families face financial hardship because the deceased was a primary source of income. If the death was the result of another person’s negligence, then a family representative may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party by filing a wrongful death claim.

According to North Carolina General Statues one person, who is usually a family member – can file the claim. The representative may be the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. In some cases, a criminal case takes place in addition to the wrongful death claim. The outcome of the criminal case will not necessarily affect the outcome of the civil case.

If your family member died due to another person’s negligent or reckless actions, contact Tien Law Firm. A Raleigh personal-injury lawyer can gather evidence, structure your claim, handle settlement negotiations and fight for the maximum compensation. Call (888) 920-8180 to schedule a free consultation. 

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

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
  • Homicide
  • Drowning deaths

Wrongful Death Claims in Raleigh, NC

Wrongful death claims are usually 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.

What Is a Wrongful Death?

According to North Carolina General Statutes, a wrongful death happens when a person dies due to the fault of another. The liable party may be a person or an organization, such as a company. The death does not have to be intentional to constitute wrongful death. Several types of accidents can justify a wrongful death claim, including a motor vehicle accident.

What Damages May Be Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The family representative can pursue damages for both economic and non-economic damages. These may include:

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of care or guidance;
  • Loss of companionship or emotional support;
  • Funeral expenses;
  • Medical bills;
  • Lost income; and
  • Property damage.

What If the Deceased Was Partially at Fault?

North Carolina is a contributory negligence state, so the family representative may be barred from any recovery if the decedent is determined to be 1% or more at fault. North Carolina’s harsh contributory negligence law is one of the main reasons to seek skilled legal representation to help you and your family navigate the legal system.

If your loved one died due to another person’s negligence, contact Tien Law Firm. Wrongful death cases are notoriously complex, but our personal-injury attorneys at Tien Law Firm can help you navigate the legal process. Call (888) 920-8180 to schedule a consultation.

Call (888) 920-8180 or reach out online today for your free case evaluation.

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A Raleigh Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help

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.

Wrongful death claims are usually 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.

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