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When Can Someone Sue for Wrongful Death?

When Can Someone Sue for Wrongful Death?

Dec 20, 2018

We know that losing a loved one is traumatic and life-changing. It brings whirlwind of emotions and hardships, including financial hardships. In general, we rely on our loved ones for support just as we provide support to our loved ones. When we suddenly lose that support, it can change your whole life – you may be worried you can’t pay your bills, might lose your home, can’t financially support your family, etc.

In North Carolina, and throughout the country, there are certain times when an individual can recover monetary damages relating to the loss of their loved ones. In order for this to apply, you must, however, be able to show that their death was caused by the negligence of someone else. If that does apply, the personal representative of your loved one would have to file a wrongful death lawsuit and, in most cases, that has to be done within 2 years of their death.

Wrongful death cases can arise out of other personal injury cases you may be aware of – the major difference is that instead of injury, the negligence caused something more serious – the death of the victim. These can include car accidents, pedestrian accidents, nursing home negligence, slip and fall accidents, among others.

We know that monetary compensation won’t bring back your loved one and you will still face hardships without them in your lives. But we do hope that by recovering monetary damages that you deserve we can lessen the financial hardship, allowing you to focus on healing from your loss rather than worrying about financial strain.

You don’t have to face this alone. We know this can seem daunting and like another complicated task on top of everything else. That’s why we are here – we’ll handle the legal work so you can focus on what’s more important, your family and healing from your loss. We will be with you every step of the way and fight for what you deserve and need. Call us today for a consultation – remember, there’s a time frame within which these cases have to be filed and we don’t want you to miss that deadline.