The deep pain caused by the unforeseen death of a family member is one of the most distressing experiences you could ever face. In the midst of the shock and grief, you will be tasked with managing the financial and legal implications of your loss. Mitigating this process is overwhelming and agonizing, and often raises all kinds of questions related to the tragedy and its aftermath.
My Loved One Died. Is This a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death is defined as a fatal accident resulting from the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions of an individual or corporation. Wrongful death cases commonly arise from car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability cases, and medical malpractice cases.
How Do I File a Wrongful Death Suit in North Carolina?
If you are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one, consult with an attorney as soon as possible. In North Carolina, you will be required to file your wrongful death suit within two years of the event. In order to file this claim, you will need to create an estate for the decedent and appoint a qualified personal representative to pursue the wrongful death claim.
Secure Sophisticated Legal Support for the Fullest Recovery
When it comes to filing a wrongful death claim, it’s imperative that you take your first steps and subsequent actions under the guidance of an experienced attorney. At Burton Law Firm, we provide compassionate legal representation for wrongful death cases and ally with bereaved family members to maximize compensation on behalf of their deceased loved ones.
We understand the vast scope of economic and non-economic damages incurred, including the emotional devastation, medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of your decedent’s income, companionship, and support, and how compensation will be shared among statutory beneficiaries. While nothing can replace your loved one or atone for the emotional aspects of a wrongful death, it is critical that you seek sophisticated legal counsel to maximize wrongful death compensation in the aftermath of your loss.
Schedule a free consultation with Burton Law Firm. We offer a listening ear, support, and guidance through the complicated wrongful death litigation process. Call Jason Burton and his team on 919-325-6777.