Wrongful Death Attorney Raleigh
Common law dictates that the deceased cannot pursue a suit against another person, therefore any legal claim ends once the plaintiff is dead. However, several states have passed wrongful death statutes which give families the ability to pursue compensation if their loved ones died due to the negligent actions of others. Though a human life can never be replaced, these wrongful death statutes allow families some measure of compensation for that which is irreplaceable.
If you are in need of a North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyer, contact one of our North Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood today at 919-233-0520.
Example instances where a wrongful death claim may result are through medical malpractice, neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facilities, train accidents, death by motor vehicle or death by drunk driver, work related matters, or through supervised activities, such as a sporting events, practices and games.
In addition to the above cases, another important consideration in a wrongful death payout is a lien from Medicaid. A legal requirement of receiving Medicaid treatment is the repayment of medical expenses in the event of a settlement, but this amount is capped under the special circumstance of a wrongful death suit. To learn more about how our attorneys can help in this situation, please visit Medicaid lien page.
There are time limitations with a wrongful death claim. If you feel that you may have a claim please contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible at 919-233-0520.