Accidental Death Lawyer Serving North Carolina and South Carolina
It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but it is especially difficult when that death is unexpected, premature, and the result of another party’s negligence or defective product. If your loved one has died as a result of a wrongful act or negligence, take the first step to protect your legal rights. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney. We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options. In cases of wrongful death, it is imperative that the victim’s survivors act quickly so that the evidence can be evaluated and the lawsuit can be filed prior to the end of the statue of limitations.
Wrongful death laws, which exist in all 50 states and vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, generally provide for a decedent’s beneficiaries to file a lawsuit in the event of a death that was caused by a wrongful act or negligence of another. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of defective or dangerous products, the collapse of an unsound structure or building or the failure to diagnose a fatal disease may trigger wrongful death claims.
Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The types of damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit will vary depending on the jurisdiction. Below are some examples of types of damages that may be recoverable:
- Loss of anticipated future earnings the deceased would have provided.
- Lost benefits from the death, e.g. pension or retirement benefits.
- Expenses associated with the death, e.g. medical bills and funeral costs.
- Loss of inheritance from an untimely death.
- Pain, suffering, or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the decedent.
- Loss of companionship, care, or protection.
- Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others.
Contact the Wrongful Death Law Firm of Bice Law
If you believe your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Contact Justin D. Bice and the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.