Asheville’s 91,000-plus citizens enjoy a peaceful, culture-rich life, but this life can be cut tragically short through the negligence of another. When mistakes caused by others lead to the death of a loved one, their family can often be left with significant medical bills on top of funeral costs. Making matters worse, the family may lose out on the vital income the deceased once provided.
It is never easy to hear the anguish, frustration, and worry that our clients face when they lose a loved one. Often Auger & Auger is contacted because of the financial anxieties created when a family member is lost. In many cases, we are able to help and because of our experience and compassion, we take tremendous pride in the work that we do. We are hired to try to find compensation for the family members of those that have lost their lives in accidents. We never forget the importance of the work that we do every day.
Our Asheville wrongful death attorneys work closely with you during the claims process, keeping you informed of your options and offering advice as to your next best steps. We promise that we will do everything in our power to reduce the stress of the claims process so that you can focus on other things. We fight hard for our clients and in some cases, claims that are not able to be resolved without the filing of a lawsuit are taken to trial.
You can learn more about your options and how our firm represents accident victims when you schedule a complimentary, no obligation case evaluation with an Asheville wrongful death lawyer. Schedule your consultation now by calling (828) 222-7649 or by using our convenient form from our website to contact us online.
A wrongful death claim works similarly to a personal injury claim, except the settlement or court award goes to the estate of the deceased and its representatives.
Typically, a wrongful death claim in North Carolina will include:
Only certain surviving family members may be eligible to bring forth a wrongful death claim, or a designated representative of the deceased’s estate can bring forth the claim. Auger & Auger will use its experience to recommend the best course of action for the potential claims. We frequently handle cases involving estate representatives and family members trying to recover compensation for the loss of a loved one. We will do everything we can to work towards the best result that you may be entitled to under the law.
Most wrongful death cases relate to injuries or illnesses caused by the negligence of others. Common examples include car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, accidents involving defective products and on-the-job accidents among others.
A wrongful death case may result in a settlement agreement between the deceased’s estate and a negligent individual or their liability insurance provider. In rare cases, no agreement can be reached outside of court, so the case must proceed to a lawsuit and a trial.
Auger & Auger wants to help you and your family heal during your trying time by providing the best legal counsel possible. We are always up front and honest about your case’s potential, and we do our best to keep you comfortable and at ease throughout our representation.
You deserve to recover the financial compensation and damages that the law provides for. You can learn more about what your next steps could be by speaking with a wrongful death lawyer in Asheville during your free case evaluation.
Schedule a free consultation today when you call (828) 222-7649 or contact us online.