Wrongful Death Lawyers in Jacksonville
Fighting for the Compensation You & Your Family Need
The death of a family member can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. After the initial shock of a loved one’s passing, it is important to act quickly and determine if you and your family need to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party. A wrongful death claim can arise when a person dies as a result of another’s actions.
Wrongful death claims are frequently filed after the following accidents, and more:
- Auto accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Dangerous drug accident
- Defective product accident
- Workers’ compensation accident
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In most states, the immediate family of the deceased is allowed to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for damages. If the deceased has no remaining immediate family or children, then often times, other surviving members of the family such as cousins, aunts, uncles, or grandparents may be allowed to file a claim.
Damages are based on pecuniary injury, which means that a judge and jury will look at how much money a family will lose in terms of support, punitive damages, and medical or funeral costs. Damages can also include the possible loss of companionship, lost prospect of inheritance, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Due to the sheer amount of damages, statutes, and responsible parties that can be involved in a wrongful death suit, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who understands exactly what you deserve under the North Carolina wrongful death laws. The knowledgeable Jacksonville wrongful death attorneys at King Law Firm have over 30 years of experience in handling wrongful death claims.
If you, a friend, or family member, have suffered the loss of a loved one through a wrongful death, we encourage you to call us immediately. King Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (910) 446-3080.