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Loved One Lost From Wrongful Death?

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By definition – wrongful death is a term that is used when someone dies as a result of another person’s actions. A wrongful death claim arises when the family of the deceased decides that they would like to pursue justice, and hold the responsible person (or company) accountable for their gross negligence.

Many people that have lost a loved one in an automobile, truck, motorcycle or boating accident that wasn’t the fault of the victim, are often unsure what to do after the incident has occurred. Lives are destroyed, and often family members are unsure if they are able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.

At Lewis & Keller, our North Carolina wrongful death attorney team at our Winston-Salem location can help you deal with the stress of this difficult situation. We research your case and leave no stone unturned. We have an investigator on staff who will perform exhaustive research and analysis to learn the specific facts of your case.

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Wrongful Death Compensation for Dependents of Deceased

In North Carolina, life expectancy tables are used to determine future losses. We also use these tables to calculate the loss of benefits and pensions which the victim would have received. A wrongful death attorney knows the law and can protect your rights.

You may also hear about Punitive Damages. In North Carolina, the defendant’s conduct must be egregious, intentional, or malicious. These damages are awarded to the victim’s family if the conduct of the defendant meets this definition. The skilled wrongful death lawyer at our firm has the knowledge and experience to help you decide whether to file a Punitive Damages claim or not.

As a parent, if your son or daughter is the victim of a fatal accident injury, you may be eligible to recover:

  • compensation for your loss
  • if you have adult children, you may also be eligible to recover the value of future financial contributions that their deceased child would have made to them.
  • Loss of companionship and other emotional damages
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of retirement, medical or other benefits
  • Funeral expenses and medical expenses prior to the death
  • Medical expenses incurred before death
  • Lost future income
  • General damages for the treatment and hospitalization of the person who died because of the injury they suffered which resulted in death

As a surviving child, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • mental anguish
  • loss of companionship caused by the death of their parent
  • the amount the parent would have contributed to the care of the child and the value of the services that the parent would have paid to raise, train, and educate the child.

An adult child may recover the amount that their parent might have contributed to them in their lifetime.

Personal injury law is complicated, and when you are grieving, it is difficult to make these decisions alone. It is a sound decision to find a competent and dependable law firm to help fight for your rights.

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I was most impressed by the way that my attorney and legal assistant always treated me as a human being and not just a case number. The whole appeal process was a very emotional time and they supported me in more ways than just my legal team. You actually care about your clients. Not only does your firm approach each client as an individual, but your efficiency in helping me win my case was excellent and thorough. It is the “best” as far as I’m concerned.

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This firm did a wonderful job with handling my case.  You guys were fair and answered any questions I had.

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This office handled everything wonderfully.

This office handled everything wonderfully.

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Our Results Speak For Themselves

$224,500

Workers Compensation Award

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Workers' Compensation award for a 52 year-old truck driver who slipped when climbing into his cab. His fall resulted in an injury to his right knee and multiple fractures to his right femur. He's had multiple surgeries to correct the problem.
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$175,000

Rear-end Auto Accident by City Bus Settlement

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Settlement for a woman who was rear ended by a Greensboro City bus. She required surgery on her leg injury.
Settlement for a woman who was rear ended by a Greensboro City bus. She required surgery on her leg injury.

$350,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement in the case of a 41-year-old woman suffering from myofascial pain syndrome following an auto accident.
Settlement in the case of a 41-year-old woman suffering from myofascial pain syndrome following an auto accident.

$500,000

Settlement For Double Amputee

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Recently we had the pleasure of representing a double amputee who was injured while being transported to dialysis. The driver did not properly secure him and when she stopped short, he was thrown from his seat and suffered a broken hip. He also suffered an injury to his finger that was seriously complicated by his diabetes. This client was in pretty poor health and ended up in a skilled nursing facility as a result of his injuries and other medical complications. We not only had to fight with the auto insurance company, we had to fight with his health insurance to make sure they did not demand repayment for unrelated health issues he was treating for in the facility. Our medical expenses ended up being about $103,000. We were able to settle the case for $500,000 and get the client well over $250,000 in his pocket.
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$400,000

Arbitration Verdict For 80-year-old Woman

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Arbitration verdict in a case with a 80-year-old woman with a hip fracture from an auto accident.
Arbitration verdict in a case with a 80-year-old woman with a hip fracture from an auto accident.

$150,000

Reduction of Medical Bills

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Reduction of medical bills for a 43-year-old woman struck by a van outside of her vehicle.
Reduction of medical bills for a 43-year-old woman struck by a van outside of her vehicle.

$175,000

Social Security Disability Settlement

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Lump sum Social Security Disability settlement for a remarkable 72 year-old woman who also received an increase in her monthly social security payment. Our attorney won a disability readjudication case under the criteria set forth in Hyatt et.al.v. Shalala by convincing an Administrative Law Judge in Greensboro, North Carolina that his client was disabled beginning in August 1980.
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$36,966

Social Security Disability Settlement

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Lump sum Social Security Disability settlement for a 51-year-old, illiterate man. He suffers from COPD, nerve problems in his back, and chronic arthritis.
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Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Our team of lawyers are experienced in handling North Carolina wrongful death lawsuits, and can help you not only understand your rights, but to also fight for them. Our lawyers are here to help win justice for you.

With many years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge to genuinely help with your wrongful death lawsuit. We also offer a No Fee Promise to our clients, which means that there’s never a fee unless we recover for you.

Our primary office is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and we proudly provide cost effective, comprehensive legal counsel to wrongful death victims throughout the state including:

…. and most other towns and cities that surround those areas.

To learn more, contact us today at 866-299-1769 and a member from our intake team will collect some initial details about your inquiry and then quickly connect you to one of our attorneys that is best suited to handle your specific case.

Alternatively – for a free case evaluation today, simply fill out the strictly confidential contact form located at the top of this page – it’s 100% FREE to submit.

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Winston-Salem Office

285 Executive Park Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Phone: 336-765-7777
Fax: 336-659-1750

Greensboro Office

204 Muirs Chapel Road Suite 100,
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

Phone: 336-851-1000
Fax: 336-659-1750

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