Wrongful Death

The death of a family member can be tragic, both emotionally and financially. After the initial shock of a loved one’s passing, it is important to act quickly and determine if you and your family need to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party.A wrongful death claim can arise when a person dies as a result of another’s actions in the following:

  • Auto Accident
  • Product Liability
  • Truck or Motorcycle Accident
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Workers’ Compensation Accident

In most states, the immediate family of the deceased are allowed to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for damages. If the deceased has no remaining immediate family or children, then often times other surviving members of the family such as cousins, aunts, uncles or grandparents may be allowed to file suit.

Damages are based on pecuniary injury which means that a judge and jury will look at how much money a family will lose in terms of support, punitive damages, and medical or funeral costs. Damages can also include the possible loss of companionship, lost prospect of inheritance, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

Because of the amount of damages, statutes, and responsible parties that can be involved in a wrongful death suit, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who understands exactly what you deserve under the North Carolina Wrongful Death laws. The knowledgeable attorneys at the King Law Firm have over 25 years of combined experienced with handling wrongful death claims.

If you, a friend or family member, have suffered from the loss of a loved one through a wrongful death, we encourage you to call us immediately! The King Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on our Toll-Free # (800) 635-1683

Call today and schedule a free consultation to learn your legal rights and options!