North Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney
Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers is here to help if you need a wrongful death attorney in North Carolina. Wrongful death attorneys provide invaluable assistance in protecting families from financial hardship after a loved one has passed away. While no one can bring back your beloved relative, our firm will work hard to get you full and fair compensation for the tremendous losses you have endured.
Wrongful death cases can be among the highest stakes personal injury claims because the financial and non-economic loss from a death is so substantial. With decades of collective experience and a commitment to client satisfaction, our firm will be with you every step of the way when a tragic death has occurred.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Auger & Auger provides assistance to anyone who is entitled to bring a wrongful death claim after their loved one has passed away. Wrongful death claims are an alternative to the injury claims a victim could make after an accident if the victim survives. When negligence or wrongdoing cause a death, these types of cases help to ensure those responsible for the fatality are held fully accountable.
Wrongful death cases can arise in any situation where a person, company, or even government agency failed to live up to some obligation and when this failure resulted in a death occurring. Common examples of situations which can result in wrongful death claims include:
These are just a few of many situations in which someone could be killed and his or her surviving family members could potentially pursue a case to receive compensation.
How Does a Wrongful Death Claim Work?
When a person is killed because of negligence or wrongdoing, the surviving family members suffer financial loss.
- There may have been medical expenses which were incurred before death resulted in from injuries
- There are also funeral costs which must be paid.
- The deceased person is no longer working and bringing income into the family budget, so a lifetime of lost financial contributions must also be factored in.
Surviving family members not only experience financial loss but also the loss of an important relationship. Loss of companionship benefits should be paid, as should compensation for pain endured by the deceased before he passed away. These types of damages are called non-economic damages.
Both economic and non-economic damages can be paid to surviving family members through a negotiated settlement. Many wrongful death claims are resolved this way. The person who caused harm– or, more commonly, that person’s insurance company– makes a settlement offer. Negotiations can occur and if an amount is agreed upon, the family of the victim is paid a set amount of compensation. In exchange, a release of liability is signed. A North Carolina wrongful death lawyer can help to negotiate a fair settlement.
If no settlement is reached, Auger & Auger can take your case to court. If you can prove your claim, the jury should find for you and award compensation for the untimely death of your loved one.
Getting Legal Help from a North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyer, our legal team is committed to fighting for your family’s right to compensation after a tragic loss. Give us a call at 855-971-1114 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation and consultation so you can learn more about how we can help.