Lost A Loved One Due To Someone Else’s Negligence?
It seldom occurs to the family grieving the accidental death of a parent, spouse or child that while they are making funeral arrangements and beginning the difficult adjustment to life without a loved one, the liability insurers are busy investigating the accident scene, lining up witnesses and securing evidence so they can settle the expected wrongful death lawsuit for as little as possible.
If you anticipate the need to pursue damages for the death of a loved one caused by the reckless or negligent conduct of another, it is highly advisable as soon as possible to obtain legal counsel who can initiate their own investigation on your behalf. Because of our limited caseload, we’re able to respond very promptly in a wrongful death case, and travel to remote locations in our own aircraft when necessary. For a free consultation about your rights and legal options in a wrongful death case, contact an AV-rated* attorney at Comerford, Chilson, & Moser in Winston-Salem.
Understanding Wrongful Death Law In North Carolina
Under North Carolina law, the range of damages that the surviving family can recover in a wrongful death claim includes loss of income, loss of the companionship and society of the victim, loss of guidance and advice, loss of services, loss of protection and assistance, and other factors that bear upon the relationship between the victim and the surviving family.
In situations where the victim consciously suffered prior to death, additional damages can be recovered. Our experience with the investigation and presentation of damages evidence in wrongful death cases can protect you from the risk of an understated damages claim or an inadequate settlement offer.
Because we have concentrated for many years on assisting families who have had to adjust to the loss of a loved one while seeking the compensation they deserve, we know how to respond to your needs as they arise and support your family through a difficult transition. Use our online contact form or call us to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can serve your family’s interests in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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