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Did You Lose a Loved One Because of Someone Else’s Negligence?

If a preventable accident caused your loved one’s death, you deserve justice. Our Greensboro law firm is comprised of compassionate wrongful death lawyers who can fight for the rights of your loved one and your family. Let us be a champion for you. Get a free case review today.

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A Greensboro Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice

In the wake of a loved one’s untimely death, you may find yourself facing not only emotional hardship but also a complex legal landscape. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injury deaths were the fourth highest cause of death in 2021. In such tragic circumstances, a wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro can offer much-needed support and guidance. They can help you navigate the intricacies of the law, hold responsible parties accountable, and seek just compensation for your loss. 

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death occurs when a person’s demise is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, or default of another party. If the deceased would have had grounds to sue for damages, the responsible party and their representatives can be held liable for damages.

Wrongful Death Causes

Wrongful death can occur during a variety of accidents. Some of the most common ones we see include:

  • Car & Truck Accidents: Tragic incidents on the road that result in fatal injuries.
  • Workplace Fatalities: Accidents or negligence in the workplace leading to loss of life.
  • Medical Malpractice: Errors or negligence by healthcare professionals causing fatal outcomes.
  • Other Preventable Accidents: Various types of incidents such as slip and falls, defective drugs, or product defects that result in wrongful death.

Each case is unique, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate legal representation in all wrongful death matters. 

PUT AN AWARD-WINNING FIRM ON YOUR SIDE

Lewis & Keller is a recognized Best Law Firm in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, as well as Personal Injury Litigation-Plainitffs by U.S. News and World Report. The firm has also been given an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Founding partner Mike Lewis has procured the title of one of the Best Lawyers in America for personal injury litigation and eminent domain, and was also distinguished as a North Carolina Super Lawyer in personal injury. These accolades wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of all of the attorneys at Lewis & Keller and their clients who placed their trust in them.

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North Carolina Wrongful Death Laws

North Carolina law § 28A-18-2 allows only specific individuals to file a wrongful death claim when a loved one’s death is caused by another’s negligent or intentional actions. Comprehending these regulations can be difficult, which is why having a well-informed wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro can be of value after a tragic loss. 

Who Can File a Claim?

In Greensboro, North Carolina, the personal representative or executor of the deceased’s estate is typically who can file a wrongful death claim. If no representative has been named in the decedent’s will, the court can appoint one. While surviving family members will be the recipients of wrongful death compensation, they cannot file the claim themselves; they must go through the appointed representative. 

Statute of Limitations

Each state has a specific time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for filing wrongful death claims. This time limit under North Carolina law is set at 2 years, starting from the date of death. Be aware that if a wrongful death claim is not filed within this designated period, it may be dismissed by the court. Therefore, it is important to take timely action to protect your loved one’s rights and seek the justice you deserve.

What Damages Can Be Sought?

While no amount of money can ease the heartache of losing a loved one, compensation for expenses related to their death can alleviate some stress and allow your family to grieve in peace. Some of the damages that may be awarded in a wrongful death case include:

  • Medical & Funeral Expenses: Medical treatment prior to the decedent’s death, funeral arrangements, and burial expenses
  • Loss of Income: The income the deceased would have earned that would have helped support their family or dependents
  • Loss of Services: The value of the services the deceased would have provided to their family or dependents 
  • Punitive Damages: Damages for wrongful death caused by malice or willful misconduct 

The specific damages sought may vary depending on the jurisdiction and circumstances of the case. For legal counsel regarding the loss of a loved one, reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro.

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Why Do You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Having a Greensboro wrongful death attorney by your side can make a significant difference in your case. Here are some of the benefits of working with an attorney:

  1. Understanding the Laws: A knowledgeable attorney can help you navigate the complex legal framework surrounding wrongful death cases.
  2. Gathering Evidence: Attorneys have the skills and resources to gather crucial evidence to strengthen your case and establish liability.
  3. Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Your attorney can handle negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring you receive fair compensation.
  4. Representing You in Court: If necessary, an attorney can advocate for you in court, presenting a strong case for compensation. 

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Our Compassionate Attorneys Fight for Fair Compensation

At Lewis & Keller, our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to being a champion for every client. We understand the devastating impact of losing a loved one, and no amount of compensation can truly make up for your loss. However, by pursuing a wrongful death claim, we can help alleviate financial burdens and hold the responsible party accountable. Contact us today at 336-276-1949 to speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro for free.