Your Winston-Salem Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Lewis & Keller, we know how hard it is to deal with the accidental death of someone close to you. With the heartache you and your family are feeling, you don’t want to think about the death-related expenses that will eventually have to be paid. It’s unfair for you to have to pay these costs when someone else was responsible for this tragedy.
The most important thing our team wants you to know is that you are not alone in this fight. We are available 24/7 to take your call and begin your free consultation. Let’s start on the road to healing, together.
A real, live person is available to take your call at any hour of the day or night. If you’ve been hurt, you don’t have to wait — call now!
To Be Paid
You have the legal right to seek compensation for your loss. We work hard to defend that right and get you every dollar you’re due.
Here for You When You Need It Most
The death of a loved one can send a shockwave throughout the entire family. When the death is caused by the irresponsible actions of another person, this only increases the pain and anger that everyone involved is feeling. It’s normal to desire justice for their death, and while money will never replace a dear family member, financial compensation can be necessary and deserved in these cases.
After an accident like this, family members are often unsure of what avenues they can take to both punish the negligent party and recover much-needed losses. Lewis & Keller Attorneys at Law is a compassionate team of legal experts who have helped countless families just like yours seek compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses, emotional pain and suffering, and more.
We are a champion for every client, and we don’t stop until we win you the compensation you are entitled to receive. Get help with your claim today by giving us a call or clicking the button below.
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Do I Have a Case?
You may be wondering if you have a case for a wrongful death claim. We have provided the answers to a few basic questions in order to empower you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision for you.
What Qualifies As a Wrongful Death?
According to North Carolina law, wrongful death is defined as any death that was caused “by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another.” This means that had the deceased individual survived the accident, they would’ve been able to seek damages through a personal injury claim. If you are unsure whether your case qualifies as wrongful death, contact us for a review of your case at absolutely no cost.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
North Carolina’s statute of limitations allows an individual two years from the date of death to file their claim. If you wait too long, you may miss your chance to receive any compensation, so call today and get started.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina?
In some states, any family member can file a wrongful death claim. However, in North Carolina, only the personal representative or executor of the estate may do so. We are always available to talk over the phone and help you determine whether you can file or not.
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What Damages Are Awarded for Wrongful Death?
Some of the compensable damages available in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Medical expenses for any treatment your loved one received before their passing
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages if the responsible party’s actions were egregious, intentional, or malicious
- Pain and suffering for emotional damages or mental illness caused by the loved one’s death
There is also compensation available to account for income, benefits, protection, and even companionship that the decedent would have been able to provide, usually to their dependents or parents, had they survived the accident.
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How Can Lewis & Keller Help My Case?
Pursuing a wrongful death claim is, more often than not, a complex and precarious legal process with many opportunities for error. On top of this, though it may seem too heartless to be true, many insurance companies have little to no concern for what you have been through. Oftentimes their primary goal is to pay out as little as possible, if anything, just to save a buck. They may use questionable tactics such as convincing you that what they are offering is the most you’ll receive or suggesting that your loved one was responsible for their death.
We pride ourselves on the care and attention to detail that we give to these very delicate cases. Our extensive knowledge of North Carolina wrongful death law allows us to build your strongest case and go up against the insurance companies to bring you the maximum settlement. You deserve a champion in your corner, and that is exactly what we will be. Let us fight for you so that you have time to grieve and heal.
What Happens Next?
We Review Your Case for Free
We Collect the Evidence
Once we know that you have a case, we handle everything. We know exactly what to look for in a wrongful death claim, and we will make sure every piece of evidence is accounted for to strengthen your case and ensure your maximum payment.
We Negotiate for You
The last thing you need is the stress of dealing with an insurance company that is set on undermining your claim and your experiences. With the attorneys at Lewis & Keller by your side, you don’t have to say a word to the insurance adjuster. Send them right to us so that we can protect your rights.
Possibility of Court
If negotiations aren’t bringing the outcome you deserve, we will be your champion in court. We make all of the preparations for trial and fiercely defend you before the judge.
You Collect Your Settlement
Once a settlement is reached, we will explain your legal options and allow you to choose whether you will accept the settlement or not. If you do accept the final settlement offer, your attorney will make sure you receive the money ASAP.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?
You are legally allowed to represent yourself in court, but due to the complexity of wrongful death cases and the manipulative tactics of insurance companies, you will be at a serious disadvantage. Furthermore, you deserve to have someone taking care of you while you heal from this emotional pain.
How Much Will an Attorney Cost?
Our attorneys never charge for your case review, and our No Fee Promise means that you don’t owe us anything unless we win for you.
What Is My Case Worth?
Because each case is different, the amount you are entitled to will vary depending on multiple factors. If you are curious as to how much your case is worth, contact us today for a free evaluation.
Will I Have To Go to Court?
While court is a possibility, we only take that option if it means getting your highest settlement. We take care of everything to prepare for trial, so you can relax knowing your case is in good hands.
How Long Does a Wrongful Death Case Take To Settle?
These cases can sometimes take a year or more to resolve, so it’s important to get started immediately and recover your losses as soon as possible.