Click to Call Now!919-233-0520

Triangle Area (919) 233-0520 Triad Area (336) 285-6044

Wrongful Death Attorney Raleigh

Wrongful Death Lawyer 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.

 

Medicare and Medicaid Liens Made Easy

The process is simple.  Someone gets hurt, they get taken care of, and the provider must be compensated.  The complication comes in with whom.  Medicaid comes to the rescue and pays the bills if a person is not able to compensate for the care they receive for a personal injury.   Subrogation occurs when Medicaid is… Read more »

Catastrophe on the Water

A tragic boating accident occurred over the weekend when a speed boat carrying a wedding party crashed into a construction barge Saturday night near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the driver of the boat was charged with vehicular manslaughter. Boating law requires safe… Read more »

Harnett County Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

  Sunday night over the Memorial Day weekend, 38-year-old David Schultz of Sanford, NC died in a hit-and-run crash after being dragged several feet by a vehicle on Ponderosa Road, just north of Highway 27 in Harnett County. Schultz was walking, intoxicated, in the middle of the road when he was hit at approximately 11:45… Read more »

Lawyer Cary