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NC Personal Injury Lawyers

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Charlotte

Helping Mecklenburg County Residents Recover from Devastating Losses

When a person dies as a result of negligence, wrongful action, or the fault of another person, it is important that the responsible party is held accountable for the unspeakable damage they cause. In North Carolina, those affected by wrongful death can sue for damages to cover expenses such as funeral expenses and medical costs. The wrongful death attorneys at Price, Petho & Anderson have helped families of wrongful death victims in Charlotte to obtain compensation for those damages and may be able to help you as well.

Call Price, Petho & Anderson today at (704) 350-2630 for a free consultation about your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, and will not collect payment unless we help our clients reach a settlement.

How Do I Establish a Wrongful Death Claim?

While it is not possible to recover the loss of a human life, it is possible to minimize the often devastating costs associated with moving forward. The plaintiff bringing the suit is responsible for proving that the death should not have occurred, and also that they or someone else is entitled to recovery.

To bring a successful case against the responsible party, you will need to prove that they were responsible for the:

  • Cause in fact—Simply that the party responsible for the wrongful death is the appropriate party to bring suit against
  • Proximate cause—That the responsible party failed to avoid this consequence due to their neglect or wrongful action

It is important to prove that not only was the victim of wrongful death on the premises of the responsible party when the wrongful death occurred, but also that this death could have been prevented had they been more responsible.

Damages Able to be Recovered

According to North Carolina’s Wrongful Death Act, plaintiffs can sue for damages ranging from medical care expenses to punitive damages.

Compensation specified in the Wrongful Death Act includes:

  • Care, treatment, and hospitalization resulting from the accident
  • Pain and suffering on the part of the family
  • Funeral expenses
  • Damages that would have been recovered had the victim lived, such as their net income, medical costs, care expenses, and punitive damages where appropriate
  • Nominal damages when the jury so finds

    How Experienced Legal Representation Can Help

    As would be expected, the defense against these charges is often to simply deny them in order to reduce the severity of the consequences. As North Carolina still practices the doctrine of contributory negligence, they will be looking for any way to prove fault on the part of the victim in order to avoid paying anything in damages. The attorneys at Price, Petho & Anderson have experience dealing with defenses like these, and we have a successful track record of helping our clients craft strong cases in order to achieve a favorable outcome.

    Call (704) 350-2630 today to begin strategizing for your case. Consultations are free.

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