The loss of someone you love is always difficult. If that loss resulted from a negligent act, our Gastonia wrongful death lawyer can help. At no upfront cost or obligation, our team will listen to your family’s story with compassion and kindness. If you become our client, we can conduct a thorough investigation and build the strongest possible case for you.
Our results-driven legal team wants to advocate for your family. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we do all the hard work and legwork for you. We explain North Carolina law, including filing deadlines and which family members can recover compensation. Leave it all to us.
The unexpected loss of a loved one can create financial hardship for your family that can be difficult to overcome on your own. When our law firm is in your corner, you do not have to pursue the at-fault party without legal guidance and direction.
According to G.S. § 28A-18-2, the compensation you are entitled to recover can include compensation the decedent would have had they survived to seek personal injury damages. Your family’s recoverable damages can include:
- The decedent’s reasonable hospital and medical expenses
- Compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering
- The decedent’s reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Your family’s loss of the decedent’s financial support
- Loss of the decedent’s society, companionship, and comfort
When we accept your case, we will carefully document your recoverable damages before creating and sending a demand letter on your behalf.
North Carolina Time Limits on Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Our wrongful death lawyer understands the importance of complying with the time limits the state imposes on your potential lawsuit. In general, G.S. § 1-53 allows up to two years for the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit must be filed by the decedent’s representative.
Filing your lawsuit on time can be difficult since the filing deadline can vary based on several circumstances of your case. If your family’s lawsuit is not filed on time:
- The named or chosen representative could be barred from filing it altogether.
- It will be dismissed out of hand without its merits ever being heard.
Either outcome could leave you with no available legal avenue that compels the at-fault party to compensate your family. When our law firm accepts your case, we work to meet all notification and filing deadlines.
Building a wrongful death case can be legally and emotionally challenging. Let our law firm handle it for you. When our wrongful death attorney in Gastonia represents your family, we take the following steps to bolster your case:
- Compile supporting documents
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Assess your potential compensation
- Complete insurance claim forms
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Address your questions and concerns
We can negotiate a favorable settlement agreement and represent you in court if we cannot come to one. Our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, team also informs your family about ongoing updates on your case, so you are not left wondering about its progress.
We Will Represent Your Family at No Upfront Cost
Concern over the cost of legal representation does not have to prevent your family from seeking compensation or compel you to do so on your own. Our law firm may accept your case at no upfront or out-of-pocket costs.
We will represent families who lost a loved one due to:
- Bicycle and motorcycle accidents
- Car, truck, and bus accidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
We fight to recover damages for the family members who are eligible to benefit from a wrongful death action. We can also explain the state law that makes this determination and all other North Carolina laws that apply to your case.
North Carolina law defines your loved one’s demise as wrongful if it is caused by a wrongful act or negligence. To identify the at-fault party and build a wrongful death case against them, we must prove the following elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Our legal team collects and organizes evidence that documents negligence and supports your compensation case, as well as explains how we build your case file and your options for financial recovery.
Evidence We Collect to Prove the At-Fault Party’s Financial Liability
Our investigative team can build a robust case file that proves the at-fault party’s negligence and proves the monetary value of your case. The case file we work hard to build for you will include:
- Accident or incident reports
- Medical records and bills
- Accident reconstruction
- Photos and video footage
- Salary history records
- Lay witness statements
- Expert witness statements
- Decedent’s death certificate
Leave the time-consuming details of compiling evidence and building your case file to us. Rather than leave this hard work to your family, we can tackle it so you can concentrate on helping your family cope with its loss.
If your family has experienced the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, you have our deepest condolences and our commitment to help you recover fair and appropriate compensation for your family.
Contact our team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, for a free case review and to learn more about how hard our Gastonia wrongful death lawyer will fight for you.