Wrongful Death

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Our Raleigh wrongful death lawyer is prepared to take on your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. We know how the insurance companies work and what they will do to avoid paying out what they owe. We are prepared to go up against them in court if necessary and will work to get you the compensation you deserve.

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What Is Considered a "Wrongful Death?"

A wrongful death is any death that occurs due to the negligent or wrongful act of another person or entity. In North Carolina, there are two types of wrongful death: "survival action" and "wrongful death action."

Survival actions are those cases where a loved one dies due to the negligence of another person or entity but where the victim is not yet dead at the time of the incident. For example, if a loved one is injured in a car accident and dies from complications due to that injury at a later date, the victim's family can file a survival action lawsuit against the negligent party.

Wrongful death actions are those cases where the victim is already dead at the time of the incident. These cases are often referred to as "wrongful death" cases. Wrongful death cases are governed by North Carolina's Wrongful Death Act, which states that surviving family members of a deceased victim can file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties responsible for the victim's death.

What Are the Requirements for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in North Carolina?

North Carolina requires that you file a wrongful death claim within two years of the victim's death. You also must be the "personal representative" of the deceased victim's estate. You can be the personal representative if you are the deceased victim's surviving spouse, child, parent, or if you are the executor of the deceased victim's estate.

The personal representative must file a claim within two years of the victim's death. If you are the personal representative of the deceased victim's estate, you must file a claim for wrongful death within two years of the victim's death. If you do not file a claim within the allotted time, you will lose the right to file a claim altogether.

You can also file a claim for wrongful death if you are not the personal representative of the deceased victim's estate. In this case, you must file a claim within two years of the victim's death and you must do so within one year of the personal representative's filing of the claim. If you do not file your claim within one year of the personal representative's filing, you will lose the right to file a claim.

You must be the "personal representative" of the deceased victim's estate to file a wrongful death claim. If you are the surviving spouse, child, parent, or the executor of the deceased victim's estate, you can be the personal representative of the deceased victim's estate. If you are not the personal representative of the deceased victim's estate, you must file your claim within two years of the victim's death and you must do so within one year of the personal representative's filing of the claim.

Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina

You can file a wrongful death claim for both "pecuniary" damages and "non-pecuniary" damages. "Pecuniary" damages refer to financial losses you have incurred as a result of the victim's death. "Non-pecuniary" damages are non-financial losses you have suffered as a result of the victim's death. You can recover both types of damages in a wrongful death claim.

You can recover both "pecuniary" and "non-pecuniary" damages in a wrongful death claim. You can recover both "pecuniary" and "non-pecuniary" damages in a wrongful death claim. "Pecuniary" damages refer to financial losses you have incurred as a result of the victim's death. "Non-pecuniary" damages are non-financial losses you have suffered as a result of the victim's death.

You can use your damages to calculate the amount of compensation you should receive. If you can prove the negligent party was at fault for the victim's death, you can recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

You can use these damages to calculate the total amount of compensation you should receive. Punitive damages can be used to punish the negligent party for their wrongful act and to deter them from future wrongdoing.

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