Wrongful Death Lawyers

Securing Financial Support for Grieving Families in the Carolinas

Nothing fully prepares you for the loss of a loved one. If you're grieving the loss of a loved one who died due to someone else's negligent or reckless actions, the heartbreak can be overwhelming. When these tragedies occur, the surviving family may face considerable financial difficulties without the support of the deceased. Nothing can bring back a loved one. However, you may be able to hold the responsible party legally accountable for their actions. Compensation provided by the insurance company or at-fault party in a wrongful death lawsuit may help ease this financial burden.

The North and South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson understand the hardships families face after a wrongful death and are dedicated to seeking fair compensation for these individuals. We have a history of recovering compensation in wrongful death cases and can help your family heal financially.*

How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work

Wrongful death is when the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions of someone else result in a fatality. To establish that a wrongful death occurred, a plaintiff must prove that the responsible individual had a duty of care to the victim, and their act or omission breached that standard of care. A skilled lawyer will assist you in proving that their wrongful actions were the direct cause of the death and damages resulted. Proving this can be a complicated process. A personal injury attorney who understands the laws and procedures for wrongful death cases, like ours at Grimes Teich Anderson, will be able to determine if your claim has legal merit.

What Compensation Can My Family Receive In Wrongful Death Claim?

Although compensation cannot undo the tragic loss of a loved one, it can help relieve the financial burden and provide your family with some comfort and security. When at-fault parties settle a wrongful death claim, or the court orders them to do so, the compensation they pay to the victim's family is referred to as "damages." The types of damages that courts can award in wrongful death cases can include funds for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses related to the deceased person's accident and final injuries
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Property damages and other financial losses related to the death
  • Loss of the deceased person's care, companionship, and protection
  • Pain and suffering suffered by the victim's family
  • In some cases, a judge may award the surviving family punitive damages

Why Shouldn't I Accept an Initial Settlement Offered by an Insurance Company or At-Fault Party?

Frequently, when a wrongful death occurs, the at-fault party will have an insurance company or corporation that may at least be partially liable for its negligent behaviors. Insurance companies' primary loyalty is to their investors and policyholders. Therefore, they prioritize saving as much money as possible by paying you as little as possible. Suppose your loved one has died due to another's negligence. In that case, you have the right to claim full compensation under the law for the negligent party's actions. Although insurance companies may offer to pay you some compensation, they often do not provide you sufficient compensation to provide for all the harm you have suffered. It is essential to keep this fact in mind and realize that the offer an insurance company makes may be far less than the compensation you may be entitled to under the law.

The North and South Carolina wrongful death lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson have negotiated wrongful death settlements with these companies. Whether it is by settling the case or taking the case to trial, we will pursue your claim as far as is reasonably necessary to seek the full compensation you deserve.

Should I Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?

An experienced personal injury attorney can assist the surviving family in all aspects of handling a wrongful death claim. They can also be a valuable ally, that can alleviate some of the stress of the situation. The wrongful death lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson have extensive experience in cases that frequently lead to wrongful death, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Medical malpractice
  • Work-related accidents
  • Defective products
  • Recalled drugs and defective medical devices

Securing Justice on Behalf of Victims

Have you suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson and ask to speak with a wrongful death attorney.

Our attorneys have helped families in North Carolina and South Carolina for over 40 years seek the justice, emotional closure, and financial compensation they deserve after the loss of a loved one.* We have offices located throughout North and South Carolina to best serve you. Call us today at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online.

"I made a wise decision in choosing Grimes Teich Anderson to handle my personal injury claim. I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves battling an insurance company that doesn’t care that you’re injured and in a bind. Great job guys."

Paul W.

Client

"Great experience having GTA handle my case. I will recommend them to all my friends and family. Very professional and knowledgeable about workers compensation law."

Rusty G.

Client

"What a great group to work with. Grimes Teich Anderson are very knowledgeable and take the time to go over everything and explain the process clearly to make sure you get the most you deserve. I highly recommend this firm."

Colleen M.

Client

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We have multiple locations in the Carolinas to serve you

Grimes Teich Anderson is open for business during Covid 19. We offer free injury consultations and can get started on your case electronically.

535 College St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828.251.0800

12474 S. Hwy 226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: 828.766.7700

244 Porter Street Suite D
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828.564.2488

385 N Haywood St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: 828.452.7888

117 Laurel Dr
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: 828.286.1033

111 E North St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864.421.0770

207 S Limestone St.
Gaffney, SC 29340
Phone: 864.839.3645

3229 Magnolia St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: 864.398.4600

*Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results, or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney's fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingency fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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