Wrongful death is defined as the death of an individual brought about by the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another party. A wrongful death lawsuit is a case in which no one ever wishes to become involved, whether you are the person bringing the legal action or the party against whom the lawsuit is filed. However, at times such a case may need to be pursued or defended, and the Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers firm can help. We have filed wrongful death claims, and we have represented companies and individuals facing wrongful death suits. We understand that legal action can never replace the loss of a loved one, but if you are involved in a wrongful death case, our experienced 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, or as a result of some other incident. Although financial compensation can never truly compensate for a death, North Carolina law does provide for the opportunity to seek monetary damages from the individual or company who is believed to have been responsible for the death, and such damages are generally paid to certain surviving kin of the decedent. Economic losses can be part of the financial compensation, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and future earnings. Surviving family members may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of the companionship, comfort, and guidance of the decedent. A wrongful death claim usually must be brought within two years of the death, so prompt action is essential in any case where such a claim may arise.