The loss of a beloved family member is one of life’s most difficult experiences. The loss is even harder to accept if your loved one died in a preventable accident caused by another’s carelessness or misconduct.
North Carolina law defines those types of accidents as wrongful deaths. The law entitles the immediate family of a wrongful death victim to claim compensation for their pain and suffering and other losses.
If your family has suffered a wrongful death, let a lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert explain your legal options. We offer the compassionate, personalized attention of a small-town law firm combined with the experience of handing big cases associated with much larger firms.
Whether you are in Shelby, Rutherfordton, Lincolnton, Gastonia, or a nearby county, an accident lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert is available to answer your questions free of charge.
Call (704) 487-1234 or use our online contact form.
Wrongful death accidents can happen anywhere—on a busy highway, at an intersection, at a workplace, at a construction site, in a work zone, even at a hospital or a nursing home. Wrongful deaths occur due to carelessness, lack of focus on safety, and disregard for the safety of others.
A driver who is sending a text message or is impaired by alcohol may cause a wrongful death accident. A drug company may rush a prescription medicine with potentially fatal side effects onto the market without adequate testing. A piece of industrial machinery may be unreasonably dangerous and make a manufacturer liable in a workplace accident. A truck driver may drive until dangerously fatigued, in violation of limits on hours behind the wheel. A doctor may fail to follow the recognized standard of care, causing a patient’s death.
Many wrongful death cases are complex and require detailed analysis by experienced lawyers to identify all of the contributing factors in the accident.
North Carolina law gives a wrongful death victim’s immediate family legal rights to demand compensation from an individual or corporation that is the wrongdoer. The damages include:
No amount of compensation will replace a lost loved one. But full compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can provide financial security. In addition, filing a wrongful death lawsuit often focuses attention on a public safety issue, such as an unsafe drug or dangerous product, and prevents others from experiencing a similar loss.
Our law firm includes a lawyer who is Board Certified in the area of Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. An attorney is available to answer your questions and assist in securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling (704) 487-1234 or by using our online contact form.