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:
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:
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.