Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a person dies because of the negligence or misconduct of another person, or entity. The law states that a decedent’s surviving heirs or dependents are entitled to damages as a result negligence. A wrongful death can arise out of a wide variety of circumstances. Consider the following as historic reasons for wrongful death actions:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
- Airplane crashes
- Exposure to hazardous conditions at work
- Criminal behavior
- Defective products
A wrongful death claim is often brought by the victim’s wife, husband, children, and sometimes parents. Punitive damages could be given to survivors if it is proven that the defendant acted with deliberate disregard for the victim’s life or if it is determined that they purposely inflicted injuries upon the victim.
Choosing the best wrongful death attorney in North Carolina
Wrongful death claims are often brought by the spouse, children, and sometimes the parents on behalf of the deceased. Because wrongful death cases are uniquely complicated, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience that can obtain justice for you and your family. With more than 56 years of trial experience in wrongful death and personal injury cases, The Olive Law Firm knows the law inside and out and will put their knowledge to use for you. Call their office to talk about wrongful death in Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas.