At Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP, our Monroe wrongful death lawyers are passionate advocates for justice. While we know that nothing could ever truly be enough to make up for the devastating loss of a family member, we also know that your family needs answers, financial support, and legal support. Our attorneys help grieving families navigate the state’s wrongful death laws. To set up a fully confidential consultation with an experienced Monroe wrongful death lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact our Monroe law office today.
What is Wrongful Death in North Carolina?
A wrongful death claim is a type of civil legal action through which family members of the victim can hold the at-fault party liable for a fatal accident. Under North Carolina law N.C. Gen. Stat. § 28A-18-2, wrongful death is one that happens because of a “wrongful act, neglect or default”.
Wrongful death claims can arise in a number of different circumstances, including car accidents, commercial truck accidents, dangerous conditions on the property, and defective products. To prove liability in a wrongful death case, claimants must prove that the negligence of the defendant(s) caused to the fatal accident. All deadly accidents require a comprehensive investigation.
A Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death
North Carolina law is clear: A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of a person’s death. Families should not wait to start the claims process as an investigation may take time. The sooner things get started, the more information can be collected, putting the family in a better position to get justice.
Understanding Wrongful Death Damages in North Carolina
Although a wrongful death claim is filed by the personal representative of the victim’s estate, the legal action is brought on behalf of the surviving family members. Wrongful death damages are meant to compensate them for their financial and intangible losses. Recovery may be available for:
- Out-of-pocket medical costs;
- Funeral costs and burial costs;
- Loss of financial support; and
- Loss of companionship, comfort, and guidance.
Contact Our Monroe Wrongful Death Attorney for Immediate Help
At Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys in Monroe are compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable advocates for clients. We are here to handle all of your legal needs while you focus on yourself and your family. Call us now at 704-289-2519 or contact us online to set up a strictly confidential consultation. With a law office in Monroe, we represent grieving families throughout Union County, including Stallings, Matthews, Wingate, Indian Trail, Mint Hill, and Mineral Springs.
With over 140 years of combined legal experience, you can trust your case with us.
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