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We handle several types of wrongful death cases.

Wrongful death can be the result of several types of accidents. While the most common wrongful death accidents involve motor vehicles, other injuries and death occur off of the roadways.

  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Products liability
  • Work-related fatalities

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If You’ve Lost a Loved One to Someone Else’s Negligence or Misconduct, Don’t Delay.

You typically have only two years from the date of the death of your loved one to file a claim. Even though the deadline for filing a wrongful death claim can be impacted by specific circumstances, you shouldn’t delay in talking to an attorney who has considerable experience in North Carolina law and in handling wrongful death claims. Talk to us at the Deuterman Law Group for answers to your questions about how to properly bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one who has died.

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Who can file a wrongful death claim?

Real parties in interest can file a wrongful death claim. This includes those who have been injured financially or emotionally by the death and may include immediate family members, common law partners, or other family members.

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What Must Be Proven in a Wrongful Death Claim

Proving each component of a wrongful death claim can be complicated, and failure to meet one of the necessary elements can result in a dismissed claim. A good attorney knows how to make sure your claim includes all the necessary elements.

In order to successfully bring a wrongful death action in court, a person must present these elements:

  • A person’s death,
  • Which was caused by another’s negligence or by the intent to cause the person harm,
  • With surviving family members who are suffering injury as a result of the death, and
  • The appointment of a personal representative for the decedent’s estate.

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Wrongful Death Damages

There are three different types of damages that a jury can award a plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Economic Damages

Economic damages include the value of the victim’s financial contributions to his or her family if he or she had not died. These damages include all of the following:

  • Medical expenses related to the death;
  • The victim’s funeral and burial expenses;
  • An award for the loss of the victim’s expected earnings;
  • Any benefits that are lost, like pension plans and medical coverage;
  • The loss of the victim’s inheritance because of the wrongful death; and
  • The value of goods and services that would’ve been provided by the deceased loved one.

Non-Economic Damages

Although these damages are harder to define, non-economic damages are also part of a wrongful death claim. Some examples of non-economic awards of damages include the following:

  • The survivors’ grief and emotional injury, which is known as mental anguish, pain, and suffering;
  • The loss of care, guidance, support, and parenting that would have been provided by the deceased; and
  • The loss of the deceased’s love and companionship.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages include awards that are intended to punish or deter the defendant for particularly egregious, malicious, or severe conduct. A punitive damage award in the state of North Carolina is capped at the greater of three times compensatory damages or $250,000.

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