Wrongful Death

North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers

Lost A Loved One Due To Someone Else’s Negligence in Winston-Salem?

Losing a loved one is a tragedy, but it can be especially devastating when the death was caused by someone else's recklessness or negligence. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible. 

An experienced wrongful death attorney in North Carolina can help you navigate the complicated legal process and obtain the compensation you and your family deserve. At Comerford Chilson & Moser, we have a team of dedicated AV-rated lawyers who are ready to fight for you. 

We understand the immense pain and suffering you are going through, and we will do everything in our power to pursue justice and the compensation you deserve. 

While no amount of money can ever truly make up for the loss of a loved one, filing a wrongful death claim may be the best way to ensure that your family is financially provided for after an unexpected death. 

But how do you know if you have a wrongful death case? If you suspect that your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney at our firm. 

We can help you investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death and determine whether you have a valid claim. Schedule your initial consultation by calling our firm at (336) 568-8779.

Types of Wrongful Death Claims Our Firm Handles in North Carolina

You may have a wrongful death case if your family member’s death resulted from some type of wrongful or negligent act. 

This can include:

Why Choose Comerford Chilson & Moser?

Our firm has been helping clients with wrongful death claims to obtain maximum compensation since 1999. 

All our attorneys have been featured in SuperLawyers, with W. Comerford Thompson being named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Law for 2020. We have a combined total of 90 years of experience and have handled every type of case imaginable.

We are willing to go to trial if we think it necessary to get the best results for our clients. We receive many referrals from other attorneys because of our reputation, however, we only take on a small number of cases so that we can give every case the attention it truly deserves. 

You can be confident that you are in good hands with our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys in North Carolina. For a free consultation about your rights and legal options in a wrongful death case, contact us online or by calling at (336) 568-8779.


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Understanding Wrongful Death In North Carolina

What is a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim is a legal action brought by the survivors or heirs of an individual who has died as a result of the negligent, reckless, intentional, or wrongful act of another person or entity. The purpose of such a claim is to seek compensation for the damages suffered by the surviving family members due to the loss of their loved one.

In North Carolina, there are certain elements that must be proven in order to succeed in a wrongful death lawsuit. The specific elements can vary by state, but generally, the following elements are common:

  • Death of a Person: The first and obvious element is the death of an individual. This death must have been caused by the actions or negligence of another party.
  • Wrongful Conduct: It must be demonstrated that the death resulted from the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another party. This can include acts of negligence, intentional misconduct, or any other legal wrongdoing.
  • Causation: There must be a direct link between the wrongful conduct and the death. In other words, it must be shown that the actions of the defendant were a substantial factor in causing the death.
  • Surviving Family Members: The lawsuit is typically filed by the personal representative of the deceased person's estate on behalf of the surviving family members, such as spouses, children, or parents. These individuals are referred to as the "real parties in interest."
  • Damages: The surviving family members must have suffered measurable damages as a result of the death. Damages can include financial losses, such as medical expenses and funeral costs, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering or loss of companionship.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?

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