No matter how much time passes after the death of a loved one, the pain and grief never fully recedes. But when that loved one is taken away from you suddenly and needlessly by the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of someone else, that pain is only compounded with anger, questions, and confusion.
At Manger Law Firm, we know that we can never fully comprehend the depth of your loss, nor can any amount of money replace a spouse, child, parent or other loved one. You wish you didn’t need a lawyer; you wish you didn’t have to deal with claims and courtrooms. But as experienced wrongful death lawyers, we can help you through this excruciating time by being there for you to hear your story, answer your questions, clear up uncertainties, and obtain justice for your loved one’s death. We will use our skill and experience, compassion and commitment to get you the comfort and compensation that can help you move forward with your life.
What Is Wrongful Death?
North Carolina law defines a “wrongful” death as one caused “by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” Because it is difficult to prove that another person’s conduct caused a death, bringing a successful wrongful death case is a complex legal process that requires a thorough knowledge of the law.
Generally speaking, the deceased person’s personal representative can file a wrongful death claim seeking damages on behalf of the lost loved one as well as the family left behind, but must do so within two years of the date of the death or the claim will be lost altogether.
Damages recoverable in a North Carolina wrongful death lawsuit include damages for:
- medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, pharmacy, and rehabilitation or hospice care for the deceased person resulting from the final injury or illness
- pain and suffering the deceased endured before death
- reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- lost income
- loss of the deceased person’s services, protection, care, and assistance, and
- loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, and advice.
Manger Law Firm – High Point Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Manger Law Firm in High Point, North Carolina, we know that your loss is not just a case or a lawsuit. We make sure that each of our clients receives our personal attention and full commitment, and that we are available to them whenever they need us. That’s why we limit the number of cases we take on. Whenever you need us, we are here for you to answer your questions, address your concerns, and give you reassurance and peace of mind when you need it most. If you have recently lost a loved one in a tragic occurrence caused by some else’s negligence or reckless conduct, please give us a call.