When a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by a wrongful act, possibly by the neglect or fault of another, the loss is sudden and devastating. In addition to the pain, grief and emotional loss, one of the most difficult things to deal with is whether the person died because of someone else's negligence. This negligence may include such issues as medical mistakes, nursing home abuse or neglect, car, trucking or airplane accidents or work related accidents. If you have a loved one that died due to the negligence or fault of another, you may be able to recover damages in a Wrongful Death lawsuit.
Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorney
In difficult times, you can turn to The Law Firm of J. Edgar Halstead, III, PLLC, to assist you in evaluating the facts of a tragedy. We are compassionate, and experienced, Wrongful Death lawyers who represent survivors and families of fatal accident victims and secure the financial compensation to which they are entitled. We can assist a surviving spouse, child or parent recover damages against those responsible, and accountable, for the wrongful death of a loved one.
North Carolina's Wrongful Death statute, Section 28A-18-2, governs claims in this regard. The law provides that damages for wrongful death include:
- Expenses for care, treatment and hospitalization incident to the injury resulting in death
- Compensation for the pain and suffering of the decedent
- Reasonable funeral expenses of the decedent
- The present monetary value of the decedent to the persons entitled to receive the damages recovered, including, but not limited to, compensation for the loss of the reasonable expected:
- Net income of the decedent
- Services, protection, care and assistance of the decedent, whether voluntary or obligatory, to the persons entitled to the damages recovered
- Society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices and advice of the decedent to the persons entitled to the damages recovered
- Punitive damages are also allowed in appropriate circumstances for causing the death of the decedent through malice or willful and wanton conduct.
If you have questions or concerns about a wrongful death, please contact the North Carolina Wrongful Death lawyers at The Law Offices of J. Edgar Halstead, III, PLLC, today. The firm offers free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. For assistance, call us at (704) 464-1088.
This article regarding Wrongful Death is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a Wrongful Death lawyer at The Law Offices of J. Edgar Halstead, III, PLLC, that has experience in these matters, to help you, if you have a Wrongful Death case.