Wrongful death is a tragic and avoidable incident. Losing a loved one due to neglect not only compounds the tragedy but also brings unforeseen burdens on family members. At Price, Petho & Associates, our Charlotte wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a recent wrongful death that occurred here in Charlotte—a simple shopping trip turned tragic.
What Happened In This Charlotte Wrongful Death?
In November 2019, Ariane McCree returned to a store after noticing the cashier failed to charge him for an item. As he attempted to pay for the item, two police officers took him to the loss and prevention room and interrogated him. After various threats, McCree fled the scene and the officers shot him in his arm, hip and chest while he was still handcuffed.
The paramedics demanded that the handcuffs be removed, but the police were reluctant. McCree was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. He left behind a three-year-old son. All McCree wanted to do was return to a store, pay for an item that wasn’t scanned, and get home to his son, and tragically, he wasn’t allowed to.
Wrongful Deaths Cause Unnecessary Tragedy With Unanswered Questions
We constantly see in the news, stories about police using their weapons first instead of de-escalating the situation. At Price, Petho & Associates, our Charlotte wrongful death attorneys help victims find justice for their loved ones that were taken from them. We want to help find justice for those impacted by a wrongful death and want to speak with you immediately because the statute of limitations on wrongful death is two years; this is a small amount of time and we want to act quickly to help you.
The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with problems such as:
- Loss of stability in the home
- Unable to keep up with rent or mortgage payments
- Unforeseen legal and medical bills
- Emotional and physical trauma
- Loss of salary from the victim
Call Us For A Free Consultation Of Your Case
If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by the careless and negligent actions of someone in the Charlotte area, please contact us immediately. Make sure to call as soon as possible because the statute of limitations on wrongful death is two years and want to help as soon as possible. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you desperately need. This can include:
- The estimated value of the comfort and serve yes your loved one would have provided had he lived
- The medical and hospital bills accrued prior to death
- The loss of guidance, inheritance, moral upbringing, advice, love, guidance, and support.
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Estate administration expense in regards to the wrongful death