The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact in the life of a North Carolina resident. In many instances, these situations arise in motor vehicle accidents. But, there might be other causes as well. When the death of a loved one is caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another party, surviving family members of the deceased person may be able to pursue a wrongful death case.
So, what can you expect in a wrongful death case? Well, for starters, these cases can indeed be difficult to pursue – and not just from a legal standpoint. Yes, you will 66need to build the case and gather evidence that proves your claim is correct, but family members also need to be prepared for the emotional toll that pursuing a legal claim usually entails. In the worst-case scenario, such a case may be pending for months or even a couple of years. In all that time, family members may be reminded of the sudden accident that caused the death of their loved one on a daily basis.
However, if you succeed in a wrongful death claim, an award of financial compensation could be used to cover many different costs that might have been associated with the unexpected death of your loved one, such as medical costs, funeral costs and even the lost income that the deceased would have earned, among other financial issues.
A delicate decision
The decision to move forward with a wrongful death case can be difficult. At our law firm, we work with our clients to help them understand what to expect. For more information, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm’s website.