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WRONGFUL DEATH

GUIDANCE THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME
 
A death that never should have happened is the most difficult to accept, especially when that death was caused by the negligence of another. This area of law is commonly known as “wrongful death,” and typically involves deaths caused by the wrongful act, neglect or fault of another. A compassionate wrongful death lawyer can help you secure the compensation provided under the law.
 
It goes without saying that no compensation is sufficient to mitigate your loss, but at the very least, you shouldn’t have to worry about covering medical and other expenses associated with your loved one’s death. With the expert legal representation of a wrongful death lawyer at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP you can hold the party responsible at this difficult time.

DO YOU NEED A WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY?
 
When another person’s negligence or misconduct causes someone’s death, the decedent’s family members can sue for damages under North Carolina law. The court determines whether that person is legally liable for the death, and if so, what type of damages should go to the survivors and/or the estate. With over 55 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett have handled numerous wrongful death cases. We have the knowledge, experience and work ethic to handle these types of challenging cases.
 
COMPASSION AND CARE FOR GRIEVING FAMILIES
 
Wrongful death is a civil action, not a criminal action, thus making it complex. Since the deceased person cannot make a claim, file suit and/or collect damages, the family or representatives of the estate must do so. You will need an attorney that is knowledgeable of the law, and thorough, to make sure that the neglect of the at-fault party and all recoverable damages can be established. Some causes of wrongful death claims are tractor-trailer accidents, car accidents, and medical malpractice.
 
DAMAGES IN NORTH CAROLINA WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
 

  • Surviving families or representatives may be entitled to the following compensation:
  • Medical care or treatment
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering the deceased endured
  • Loss of income from earnings, inheritance or benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages for intentional harm
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    Although no amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one, the compensation can help you and your family members relieve the financial burdens you are dealing with so you can focus on healing.
     
    If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, please contact Hardee, Massey & Blodgett for a free case evaluation with an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Greenville.