If your loved one lost their life because of another person’s negligent, reckless, or careless actions, North Carolina law enables you to seek financial compensation from the liable party. You can request wrongful death compensation by proving their duty, breach, cause, and damages. Our team will prepare your case and present it to the at-fault party and their legal or insurance representative if you hire us.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we fight for the financial recovery you and your family are due. If your family lost a relative because of a negligent action, you have our team’s compassion and condolences. While you focus on helping your family recover, our Tryon wrongful death lawyer will focus on preparing your compensation request so that it complies with North Carolina’s statute of limitations. You can learn more during a free consultation today.
Define Your Wrongful Death Damages
According to G.S. § 28A-18-2, your loved one’s death is wrongful if another person’s neglect or default caused it. If your family member died in a car accident, physical assault, or other negligence-based accident, our attorney will help you seek the following recoverable damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- All medical care related to your loved one’s injury
- Compensation for their pain and suffering
- Loss of your loved one’s familial contributions
- Loss of companionship, comfort, and guidance
Your family is also entitled to any compensation your loved one would have received from an injury case. Our case evaluation team will help you carefully detail your recoverable damages and pursue the at-fault party.
Know Which Family Members Can Seek Compensation
The loss of a loved one will affect every one of their friends and family members in various ways. In Tryon, the following family members can pursue the at-fault party for compensation under North Carolina law:
- The deceased’s lawful spouse
- The deceased’s biological or adoptive parents
- The deceased’s biological or adopted children
When our wrongful death lawyer manages your case, we will consider your relationship with the deceased and explain if you can seek compensation. Our team will also explain your lawsuit’s potential timeline lawsuit and ensure it complies with the state’s filing deadline.
Pursue a Timely Wrongful Death Settlement
The statute of limitations in a civil lawsuit defines how much time you have to seek compensation from the at-fault party. North Carolina’s wrongful death statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of your loved one’s demise, according to G.S. § 1-53.
Losing a family member can be difficult, especially when their death is sudden and unexpected. Our team’s early involvement removes the risk of having your case dismissed without a court hearing it. While your family copes with the loss of your loved one, our team will go to work on your case.
In addition to meeting the state’s filing deadline, getting our team involved in your case early gives us more time to investigate, find and interview witnesses, and canvass the accident scene for photographic, video, and other supporting evidence.
Get Help from Our Wrongful Death Lawyer in Tryon
When you trust our law firm with your case, you can leave the insurance company, evidence collection, and negotiation process to us. We handle all case-related communications for you. Our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, team members will also:
- Prove the cause of your loved one’s demise
- Prove the liable party’s negligence that led to or caused it
- Collect and organize your evidence
- Assign a value to your compensation request
- Conduct an independent investigation
- Locate and interview witnesses
We will also represent you during any in-person or virtual meetings and throughout the negotiation process. Our team will advise you on the feasibility of each offer you receive and help you make an informed decision about whether to accept or reject it. If a settlement cannot resolve your case, our attorney will represent you at trial and keep fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Evidence That Supports Your Right to Compensation
Proving someone else’s negligence caused your loved one’s death may depend on the evidence we collect for you. Our team will gather relevant evidence, including your loved one’s:
- Medical records
- Death certificate
- Official police report
- Incident report
- Photos and videos
- Witness statements
Our wrongful death lawyer will request and obtain the evidence that supports your case. Our Tryon team will organize your evidence before presenting it to the at-fault party and their insurance company. Then, we will negotiate a settlement award in your favor. If needed, we will prepare your evidence and present it at trial.
See What Others Say About Our Supportive, Responsive Team
Our legal team is committed to helping families recover from a sudden and unexpected loss. Previous clients say:
- “If you EVER need an attorney to represent you, call Farmer & Morris, they are courteous, prompt, and go out of their way to make sure you get the results you deserve!! If I could rate them ten stars, I would!!” — Kim Dixon
- “I could not be more satisfied with the excellent job of representing me that Gabrielle Valentine provided…I would not hesitate to recommend [her] to anyone looking for legal representation.” — Guy Smith
You can find more testimonials on our client reviews page and see why our team will never stop fighting for the compensation your family deserves.
Call Our Case Review Team Today for a Free Consultation
If your family in Tryon lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent actions, our wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation. Contact our wrongful death team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, by calling (828) 286-3866 today for a free consultation.