Explaining wrongful death
Hiring a wrongful death attorney can never be taken lightly; the success of your claim will be completely dependent upon your lawyer’s ability to conduct a thorough investigation. A wrongful death case is filed when a death is caused by the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful act by a company or a person. In cases of wrongful death, the estate of, or the beneficiaries of the victim may be entitled to some form of compensation for their loss.
Proving that a loved one’s death was wrongful
It is fairly difficult for the average person to know whether a death was a wrongful death or not. In every case, much evidence is needed to make the determination. More importantly, you will need a competent and experienced attorney who is able to determine whether compensation for wrongful death can be awarded. One of Charlotte’s top personal injury law firms has both the investigative techniques to find evidence, and over 57 years of experience in collecting fair and just compensation for North Carolina clients.
Wrongful death investigation
Not all wrongful death cases begin as such. Some cases are brought as a result of some other type of investigation such as a homicide investigation, crime scene investigation, accident investigation, products liability, or personal injury investigation. Once the evidence has been gathered, an experienced personal injury attorney may determine that the evidence points toward a wrongful death. At that point, the attorney will share his or her findings with the victim’s survivors so that they have all the information needed to pursue the most appropriate legal action.
Hiring the right attorney
As we mentioned earlier, it can be very difficult to prove wrongful death. For example, in cases where a hospital patient is given the wrong treatment, you may find experts in the medical community that can carry opposite opinions, or that may argue that an existing condition caused the death. Also, in many cases defendants will rigorously try to make deaths look like accidents. Additionally, compensation is often based on the expected life expectancy of the victim. They say that you get what you pay for; when hiring a competent and experienced personal injury attorney, you never pay a single penny unless your case is won. So it is critically important that you hire a law firm with extensive experience and a track record for winning wrongful death cases.
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 56 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.