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A Charlotte wrongful death attorney is there for you after a death due to negligence or wrongdoing. The laws allow surviving family members to be compensated when they suffer financial and non-economic loss due to the death of someone they love. A wrongful death case makes it possible for family members to receive monetary damages from those responsible for the death.
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law has extensive experience in wrongful death claims. Our attorneys have been recognized by clients and peers as dedicated advocates for injured victims and their surviving family members. Our top AVVO client rating, our membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the many other awards and accolades we have received all show that our firm and attorneys are committed to providing top-notch representation to those who have been harmed. We will bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to the table to help you get full and fair compensation.
The personal representative of a deceased victim may pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for spouses, children, and other close relatives or dependents of someone who is killed. A case can be made against individuals responsible for causing a death, or against companies and even government agencies. These claims can arise due to:
In these and many other situations, you need to determine who was responsible for causing the death and you must be able to prove that the defendant did something wrong or breached some legal obligation. Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law will help identify who can be held financially responsible and can work hard to make a case against them.
Compensation can be obtained through a negotiated settlement or may be awarded by a jury. The money should cover financial losses, such as the loss of the wages that the deceased is no longer able to provide to the family and the loss of value on the services the deceased was providing to their loved ones. If there were medical bills incurred before death, those should be covered, as should burial costs for the deceased’s funeral.
A death does not just cause financial damage. Compensations should also provide for loss of the deceased’s love, companionship, guidance, and care. Proving the value of these intangible damages can be difficult, but a Charlotte attorney can help you demonstrate the extent of the loss.
Those who cause a death need to be held accountable and should provide full and fair compensation so families of the deceased are not left coping with financial hardship in addition to their grief. Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law will work hard to help get the money that families need to move on, even though their lives will never be the same. Call (855) 971-1114 today to learn more about how a Charlotte wrongful death lawyer can help.