Wrongful death claims
The best wrongful death lawyers have years of valuable experience in seeking justice for those who have lost a loved one because of careless or illegal actions by someone else. A wrongful death claim is very similar to a personal injury claim, except that it is the immediate family or partners of the injured (deceased) person who will file the claim. The law provides a way for survivors of the deceased to hold a person or an organization responsible for legally liable. A wrongful death claim is allowed to as a way to help ease the personal and financial burdens of those left behind. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death claims are as follows:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Food poisoning
- Unsafe medications
- Product liability
- Criminal acts.
Is murder a wrongful death case?”
The definition is straightforward and simple. A murder case is brought by the state, with the intent of keeping society safe. When a defendant is convicted of murder, he or she will most likely go to prison. A wrongful death case is brought by those who are seeking compensation based on a breach of the legal duty that the defendant owed to the individual(s), not to society as a whole. If you win a wrongful death lawsuit, you will win financial compensation for the effects of the death. Civil cases are historically easier to win than criminal cases. Even if there was no criminal case, you may still file a civil case.
Why file a wrongful death lawsuit?
Wrongful death lawyers are well aware of the fact that money can never bring back a loved one who was lost. This is the main reason that it is initially hard for dependents and family to see the benefit of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. However, the reality is that families have practical needs to be met after the loss of a loved one. Consider the following few examples:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills related to the death
- Current and future earnings are lost
The wrongful death of someone can leave his or her family scrambling to pay bills, or even to make ends meet. A wrongful death lawsuit is the tool by which families can avoid a financial crisis after an unexpected and unnecessary death.
Choosing the best wrongful death attorney in North Carolina
Wrongful death cases are uniquely complicated, and you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience that can obtain rightful compensation for you and your family. With more than 57 years of trial experience in wrongful death and personal injury cases, The Olive Law Firm knows the law inside and out, and will put their knowledge to use for you. Call their office to talk about wrongful death in Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas.