A “wrongful death” is one that is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another. If it can be proven that a fatal car wreck led to a wrongful death, you and your family may be able to recover:
• Funeral expenses;
• Medical expenses;
• Lost wages (from the time of the accident to the time of death);
• Loss of wages the deceased would likely have earned in the future; and
• Loss of companionship & services to the family.
Get a Legal Advocate on Your Side Early. Large insurance companies have a variety of tactics to minimize the money they pay to families who have suffered a serious loss. Insurance companies are not on your side. The first thing they try to do is get families to settle quickly, before they’ve understood the full extent of their loss — before they’ve talked to a lawyer.
People who don’t understand their legal rights rarely get the financial recovery they are entitled to. An experienced wrongful death attorney can explain if you have a case and help you understand the value of your case. We are your advocates against the lawyers who work to protect the insurance company.If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident, talk with a North Carolina wrongful death attorney. Please contact us.