Wrongful death is defined as the death of an individual brought about by the unjust or negligent actions of another party. A wrongful death lawsuit is a case that no one ever wishes to become involved in, whether you are the person bringing the legal action or the party against whom the lawsuit is filed.
The North Carolina law firm of Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC has filed claims on behalf of survivors of the deceased. We have also represented companies and individuals facing wrongful death suits. We understand that legal action can never replace the loss of a loved one, nor can it reverse the damage done by negligence. However, if you are involved in a wrongful death case, our experienced team of attorneys can handle your case with skill and sensitivity.
Wrongful death is a type of personal injury claim, and as such, it may be caused by a car accident or a consumer product. The party that caused the death may have acted negligently or intentionally. In either situation, a North Carolina wrongful death claim may result in financial compensation being paid to survivors of the decedent. Economic losses are considered when the court assesses damages. Those may include medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, future earnings or retirement benefits. Surviving family members may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of the companionship, comfort, and guidance of the decedent. In certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded.
Claims may be filed on behalf of specific family relations only, and often must be brought within two years of the death, so prompt action is essential in any case where a wrongful death may be an issue. Our firm understands the time-sensitive nature of these claims, and we work quickly to review all evidence and consider the relevant state and federal regulations that may apply.
Attorneys at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC have handled claims in state and federal court, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Having represented clients on both sides of the courtroom, we know that justice is best served by a thorough and accurate examination of each case, whether our clients are facing a wrongful death lawsuit or are filing a claim on behalf of a family member.
If you have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit, or if you have lost a loved one due to negligence and you want to learn more about your legal options, the attorneys at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers, PLLC are ready to help. Please contact us in our Greensboro offices at 336.282.8848 to schedule an appointment.