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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one in an accident is a unimaginable experience and one of the greatest tragedies that anyone can endure. The pain and sense of loss can be devastating. The Raleigh, North Carolina wrongful death lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone have handled wrongful death claims across North Carolina and have the experience to help obtain fair compensation for the loss of a loved one.

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death in North Carolina

A wrongful death claim in North Carolina arises whenever the deliberate or negligent conduct of someone causes a death.

What Types of Wrongful Death Claims Are There

There are many types of wrongful death claims under North Carolina law and our lawyers have experience with the following types of North Carolina wrongful death claims:

  • car accidents
  • motorcycle accidents
  • scooter and moped accidents
  • bicycle accidents
  • hit-and-run claims
  • pedestrian accidents
  • slip and fall accidents
  • medical malpractice
  • nursing home negligence
  • assisted living facility negligence
  • opiod overdose and drug overdose claims
  • carbon monoxide poisoning
  • burn injuries resulting in death
  • child wrongful death claims
  • defective products resulting in death
  • construction site accidents
What Can You Recover in a North Carolina Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death claims in North Carolina are created by statute. What does this mean? It means that the wrongful death statute outlines the recovery for the family members of wrongful death victim in North Carolina. Under the North Carolina wrongful death statute, the family members can recovery for the following types of economic losses:

  • Medical bills for any medical treatment related to the death
  • Loss of the future net income of the deceased family member
  • Funeral expenses

The North Carolina wrongful death statute also allows for recovery of non-economic damages in a wrongful death claim. Types of non-economic damages that are recoverable include:

  • Compensation for the pain and suffering of the deceased family member
  • Loss of the companionship of the deceased family member
  • Loss of the advice of the deceased family member
  • Loss of the protection and care of the deceased family member

The wrongful death statute also allows for recovery of punitive damages if the conduct of the person causing the death was sufficiently bad to justify this recovery.

How Do You Show Non-Economic Damages in a North Carolina Wrongful Death Case

In North Carolina, the damages for a wrongful death are determined based on the loss to the family members. When presenting a wrongful death claim, it is very important to gather information about the family and the role of the deceased person in the lives of the remaining family members.

In a recent case where the deceased was an older gentleman who was not working, it was very important to demonstrate to the insurance company that the deceased gentleman was the “glue” of the family. To do so, we spent two days videoing interviews with dozens of family members. This video, when edited and shown to the insurance company, demonstrated that the death of the gentleman was a tremendous loss to the entire family and allowed for a fair settlement of the claim.

Why Should You Hire Hendren Redwine & Malone for a Wrongful Death Claim

If you have lost a loved one and have questions about a wrongful death claim, the lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone will work tirelessly to ensure that you recover fair compensation for your loss. We know how to hire the experts necessary to prove a case for wrongful death in North Carolina and our track record of successes speaks for itself.

If you have questions about wrongful death claims in North Carolina, call us today for a free consultation. You can also find more information here at Wrongful Death FAQs.

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