Wrongful death involves the unfortunate occurrence of losing a loved one as a result of the wrongful acts of an individual or an organization. Reckless driving and medical mistakes are examples of situations that can provide the basis for a wrongful death action.
Marshall has handled a multitude of wrongful death cases involving both children and adults, and he knows how to protect your family’s interests while giving you the time you need to grieve. He understands that no amount of financial compensation will take away the pain you feel, but he will fight to make sure your family receives the financial resources you deserve for the tragedy you’ve experienced.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence
Wrongful Death Questions
Q: How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in North Carolina?
A: Generally, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death and an estate must be set up on behalf of the deceased person in order to legally pursue the claim.
Q: What types of compensation can be obtained in a wrongful death claim?
A: Compensation can be potentially obtained for funeral expenses, medical expenses, lost income, lost services provided, and lost companionship. In some instances, punitive damages (damages designed to punish the wrongdoer for causing the death) can also be awarded.
Q: Who is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in North Carolina?
A: A wrongful death claim must be filed by the administrator/administratrix or the executor/executrix of the deceased person’s estate (This person could be a surviving family member or a non-family member appointed by the clerk of court). However, the compensation awarded in a wrongful death claims goes to the benefit of the deceased person’s estate and surviving family members.
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