Wrongful Death Blog Posts

Can I Make a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claim?

When someone dies through the fault of another person, there are two types of legal cases that can be brought. The first of these is the criminal case, which can result in prison time, fines, probation or other censures. The second of these is a civil case known as a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death Read More

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

When you lose a loved one due to an accident, or the actions or inactions of another person, your entire life spirals out of control. Suddenly, the stability and security you had from that person’s constant presence is gone. You don’t know what to do or where to go next. You know you deserve something Read More

Wrongful Death Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

When you lose a loved one due to the actions of another, whether deliberate or accidental, suing for money may be the last thing on your mind. However, money will be important when it comes time to handle funeral expenses, settle the estate, and—even in some cases—pay your personal bills. It can be tricky to Read More

4 Common Wrongful Death Cases

The wrongful death of a loved one causes many kinds of hardships. These include the pain of grief, the financial burdens of medical bills and funeral costs, and the loss of future financial support from the loved one. Contacting experienced wrongful death attorneys is an important first step in getting relief from these burdens in the Read More

Important Reasons To Consult A Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing someone is hard enough. However, if it was at the fault of someone else, that can make it so much harder. You not only have to grieve but you probably have feelings of anger and hurt (and possibly even worse) to get through. You have a name and a face of someone who may Read More

Traffic Collisions Are Up in North Carolina, warns Accident Lawyers

The bad news, according to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, is that the number of crashes has gone up in 2013 to 220,271 compared to the 2012 total of 213,605. (The 2013 stats are the latest most complete information that is currently available to the department.) The good news is that the number Read More

Accident Attorney Discusses SUV And Pickup In Tragic Collision

The North Carolina Highway Patrol provided details of a two-vehicle accident that occurred on State Highway 211 in Robeson County on Sunday, August 31. Motorist Loses Control Before Collision A 30-year-old man was eastbound in a 2008 Infinity SUV when his vehicle veered off the road to the right and then back across the center Read More

Wrongful Death Claims In North Carolina: A Guide

What does the term “wrongful death” mean? It simply means that another person, or an organization such as a company, has caused someone’s death. It can be caused by a direct action, several types of neglect, or failure to do something. “Wrongful death” is an action to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions Read More

Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Construction Zone Accident

A two-vehicle accident occurred on interstate 85 in the Hillsboro area on Wednesday, August 19. Slowing traffic in a construction zone may have been a factor, according to a spokesman for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Vehicle Rear-ended The accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 near mile marker Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Alleged Impaired Driving In Fatal Wreck

Authorities have provided details of a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Hoke County at approximately noon on Monday, August, 17. A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the wreck happened on N.C. 211 between Raeford and Aberdeen. Vehicles Collide Head-on A vehicle operated by a 31-year-old man from Pinehurst crossed the centerline Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Wrong-way Collision On Interstate

A car that careened into oncoming traffic allegedly caused a fatal accident on Interstate 540 on Monday, August 3, at about 4:30 p.m., according to WNCN. Vehicle Crosses Median A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol says that a silver 2003 Honda was westbound when it swerved into the median, right through a guard Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Semi In Allegedly Sleepy Driver Wreck

Investigators with the North Carolina Highway Patrol believe that a trucker allegedly fell asleep at the wheel as his rig struck six motorcycles on the shoulder of Interstate 85 in Greensboro. The motorcyclists pulled over after one of the bikes developed a mechanical problem. They were on a trip from Washington D.C. to Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

Accident Lawyers Discuss Car Hitting Winston-Salem Home

Winston-Salem police say that a man died in his home after a vehicle crashed into it very early in the morning on Sunday, July 12. Two other residents were not at home when the crash happened. Accident Details According to a report from Fox 8 News, investigators say that a Mitsubishi automobile was westbound on Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Discussed Two-vehicle Crash Involving Big Rig

A Lexington-area crash involving a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and an 18-wheeler on Thursday, July 16, resulted in injury and loss of life. According to a report by The Dispatch, the accident happened on the southbound I-85 Business Loop at approximately 9 p.m. when the vehicles collided near Winston Road. Big Rig Rear-ended According to authorities, Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Interstate Wreck And Alleged DWI

A 20-year-old male UNC student from Asheboro faces multiple felony counts in the aftermath of an Orange County crash on Sunday, July 19. Investigators allege that the man purchased and consumed alcohol before driving northbound on southbound Interstate 85, near exit 163. His Jeep then struck a southbound vehicle occupied by two adults and two Read More

Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Alleged Wrong-way Driver on I-40

A fatal wreck on Interstate 40 on Sunday, July 12, involved an alleged wrong-way driver. At approximately 3:20 a.m., dispatchers sent troopers to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on I-40 near Peters Creek Parkway. SUV and Car Collide A preliminary investigation suggested that a Honda CRV traveled in the wrong direction in the westbound Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Loss Of Soldier In Motorcycle Crash

Authorities provided details of a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck that occurred in Fayetteville about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6. Soldier Dies in Crash Police say that a 19-year-old Fort Bragg soldier was driving his motorcycle on Cliffdale Road during the evening hours. A 32-year-old male motorist in a Toyota Tundra Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Fourth of July Boating Accident

Authorities charged a 49-year-old Mooresville man with boating while intoxicated following a Fourth of July accident on Lake Norman. The fatal accident happened as crowds were gathering before a fireworks show. Boat Comes From Behind According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, the accident occurred in the Mooresville area at approximately 9 p.m. A Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Warn Families About Defective Flotation Devices

Personal injury lawyers know that on average, more than 300 children are likely to die by accidental drowning each year. So, we were horrified to learn about the latest baby float recall. It involved an inflatable product marketed to parents of infants and 1-year old children. Apparently, the defective product had a history of accidentally deflating while Read More

Hit-and-run Incident Discussed By Accident Lawyers

A vehicle struck a 20-year-old man on Glenwood Avenue in the northwest part of Raleigh on Friday, June 26. The man had reportedly exited his own vehicle at about 10 p.m. after his car was in a crash with another vehicle. He was reportedly in the travel lane when the accident occurred, and he was Read More

Accident Attorney Discusses Details of Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A spokesman with the Southern Pines police has detailed circumstances surrounding an automobile-pedestrian accident that occurred very early in the morning of Sunday, June 21, according to wtvd news. Accident Details A Ford Taurus was southbound on U.S. Highway 1 near the Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs restaurant at approximately 1 a.m. According to the police spokesman, Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Discuss Winston-Salem Crash On U.S. 52

An early morning collision on June 9 between a car and a semi tractor-trailer sent several people to the hospital, according to a wfmy report. Accident Details The semi driver stated that his rig was in the right lane of southbound U.S. 52 when an automobile passed him in the left lane. The driver of the Read More

Auto Accident Lawyers Discuss Consequences Of Alleged Failure To Stop At Sign

A two-vehicle accident at an intersection in Rowan County led to the arrest of one motorist. State troopers say that the crash occurred at Old Beatty Ford Road and Rockwell Road at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. Alleged Failure to Stop A male motorist driving a 2015 Ford Mustang GT allegedly ran through Read More

Attorneys in Wrongful Death Suit

Wrongful death lawsuits are at the extreme end of the civil law tradition that allows people harmed by the negligence of others to receive financial compensation for their losses. The defendant, alleged to have been negligent may not receive a criminal sentence. Under North Carolina law, the assumption is that if the deceased had lived, Read More

Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Fatal Winston-Salem Wreck

On Sunday, May 10, a minivan being driven by a 21-year-old male motorist flipped over in a Winston-Salem accident. According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, the crash occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m., in the 1900 block of Sprague Street. Vehicle Leaves the Roadway Police say that the 2006 Dodge mini-van was westbound just before the Read More

Personal Injury Attorneys Share Startling Look at Dangerous Drug Recalls

Last year, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society published a disturbing report on the frequency of drug recalls in America. It covered a period of 10 years (2004-2014). Their report confirmed what many personal injury attorneys have long suspected, drug safety in this country is deteriorating and consumers are undeniably on the losing end of the medicine Read More

Scaffold Collapses and NC Officials Investigate

A recent scaffolding accident in North Carolina has led to an investigation into why the scaffolding that killed three workers and left several seriously injured collapsed. The State Department of Labor, Raleigh police and fire department officials and others are investigating the cause of the scaffold’s collapse. Several workers were working on a high-rise construction Read More