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Wrongful death cases are personal injury cases where the injury is the death of a family member as a result of another person’s actions. A wrongful death can result from many different things, such as:
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
Fire and Explosions
Since the person who dies cannot file a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members must be the ones to file the claim for them.
A wrongful death claim is different from a criminal action because the wrongful death claim compensates the surviving family members for losses that they have or will endure as a result of the death. The losses that the surviving family members may recover include:
Loss of Anticipated Job Earnings
Loss of Benefits
Pain and Suffering
Loss of Inheritance
Loss of Companionship
Contact a lawyer before it is too late!
Although a wrongful death claim is a heartbreaking thing, it is important to act quickly if you are filing a wrongful death claim. In North Carolina, there is a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. In other words, a wrongful death lawsuit must be initiated within two years of the date of death.
If you need help, trust the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral.
Filing a wrongful death claim and determining the amount of compensation your family deserves can be extremely complicated and emotionally tolling. At Amos & Kapral, empathy, expertise, and experience combine to assist you and your family throughout the entire process. We will provide caring and responsive service while building the strongest case possible for every client.
We have offices in Hickory, NC and Boone, NC and represent clients throughout North Carolina.
Call the attorneys at the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral toll-free at (866) 720-5777 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
The content of this page is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney regarding your potential personal injury or wrongful death claim, as every situation is unique.