About Wrongful Death Claims in North Carolina
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult and emotionally complex times in a person’s life. Having a loved one’s life taken away due to the wrongful actions of another person can make the situation even more terrifying. You may be constantly wondering, what if this person wasn’t acting irresponsibly? What if I could have done something to help? Could this accident have been prevented?
While these are all normal questions to run through a person’s mind after a time such as this, a Raleigh personal injury lawyer from our office strongly advises you to keep from digging through the “what if” questions. These types of questions can be destructive, and may cause emotional turmoil for an individual or an entire family.
The proper action to take is to speak with a lawyer about the accident. If the accident was the act of a negligent or careless individual, your family may be eligible to receive compensation. Funerals and burial costs range from expensive to unaffordable for a family that hasn’t prepared a fund for this, and our law firm is ready to help you recover any necessary expenses.
Medical care and treatment prior to death, funeral expenses, pain and suffering the decedent experienced prior to death, and in some cases punitive damages, can all be compensated in a wrongful death claim.
It is important to have an attorney for your case; without legal representation, the “at-fault” party’s insurance company may convince you that the damages were not a result of their client, and you will be forced to pay for all of the damages out of pocket.
To learn more about wrongful death claims, contact a Raleigh wrongful death attorney at the Whitley Law Firm today.