Wrongful Death


Wrongful Death

Families are put into very tough situations when a loved one dies in an accident. In addition to the emotional distress, these instances also have financial ramifications if the deceased contributed to household income. It is not easy coping with these tragedies, and the thought of motivating yourself to pursue a lawsuit might seem daunting. Still, ultimately it will be to the benefit of yourself, your family, and the deceased. It can compensate for financial losses and bring a sense of closure, knowing that those responsible were held accountable.

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Under North Carolina law, the Surviving Family in a Wrongful Death Action Can Recover

  • Medical costs for the deceased
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium

After an accident, for compassionate legal counsel, call The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor at (800) 351-3008 to schedule a free case evaluation with our North Carolina and South Carolina wrongful death lawyers.

tombstone with flowers in graveyard after a wrongful death incident

Understanding Wrongful Death Law in North Carolina

When wondering if you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one, consider this question:

If the deceased had lived through the accident, would they have had grounds for a personal injury lawsuit?

In other words, was the accident the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness? If so, a direct relative or another party may file for wrongful death and receive the compensation that the deceased would have been owed. They may be owed more given the severity of the situation and the emotional distress the loved ones have suffered.

There are Several End Goals in a Wrongful Death Suit

  1. Recovery the medical expenses used to treat the deceased before the end, if applicable, and the funeral costs incurred by the surviving family.
  2. Help with the loss of income from a death. This could apply to the lost wages once earned by the deceased or when the bereaved need to take off their jobs to process grief and deal with the tragedy’s aftermath.
  3. Seek punitive damages against those responsible. These damages enact some direct punishment to those that were responsible. Not all wrongful death lawsuits involve the pursuit of punitive damages. They usually are charged in cases where the negligence was so egregious that it could be said the liable parties willfully allowed it to happen.

Obtain Justice for Wrongful Death in North Carolina & South Carolina

The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor are full of decent, hardworking people just like our clients.

Our North Carolina and South Carolina wrongful death attorneys are down-to-earth people that are very empathetic to the plight of the injured. We offer compassionate legal counsel to the surviving family members and keep them involved in the case from start to finish. Our team consists of fervent and aggressive litigators that take great pride in assisting the people of our community.

Call us today at (800) 351-3008 and ask for a free consultation to discuss your options for legal recourse.

120 3rd St NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Phone: (828) 327-9004
Toll Free: (800) 351-3008

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Concord, NC 28025

Phone: (704) 787-9419
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301 S McDowell St #1016
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (704) 676-1093
Toll Free: (800) 351-3008

1348 Ebenezer Rd #103
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: (803) 328-0898
Toll Free: (800) 351-3008

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