A Guide To Wrongful Death Claims In North Carolina

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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 and the resulting loss.

Most potential court cases have a time limit in which they must be filed, and wrongful death cases are no exception. In North Carolina, the case must be filed within 2 to 3 years, depending on the cause of death. After that, the court will not accept a filing.

There are several kinds of damages that can be pursued in a wrongful death case. Several relate to the loss of the person. For example, these can include damages for lost income, loss of the person’s society, companionship, guidance, and advice, or loss of the person’s services, protection, and assistance. Others relate to the death itself. For example, the plaintiff can receive damages for the pain and suffering that the deceased person endured before his or her death, medical expenses (including hospitalization, surgery, pharmacy and rehabilitative or hospice care) related to the injury or illness, and reasonable funeral and burial expenses.

Our attorneys are experienced in handling wrongful death cases in North Carolina. We can can help you not only understand your rights, but fight for them. Our lawyers work tirelessly to help win justice for you. To talk more about this, or anything else, please contact us. Thanks.

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