Wrongful Death

No amount of money can ever replace a loved one who has died, but it is inevitable that those who survive are left with sometimes crippling economic and emotional burdens because of the loved one’s passing. The North and South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP will give a voice to the victim and work to have the at-fault party held accountable so that others may not have to suffer the death of their loved ones from similar situations in the future.

If someone has caused the death of your loved one, contact the North and South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP today to begin the process of seeking to have those at fault pay what is required under the law for their actions.

What kinds of recovery are available in a wrongful death action?

You may be entitled to receive compensation for lost income, lost companionship and comfort, pain and suffering, funeral and medical bills, and, in some cases, punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer.

Why do I need a wrongful death attorney?

Our North and South Carolina wrongful death attorneys have experience practicing in the areas of law in which wrongful death often occurs. It is important that you obtain an attorney who is familiar with the unique evidence that provides the basis for a claim so that it can be preserved for your case. The wrongful death attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP have extensive experience in the cases that frequently lead to wrongful death. Some of these are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Workplace death caused by a third party
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Medical malpractice
  • Work-related accidents
  • Defective products
  • Recalled drugs and defective medical devices

We will not collect any attorney's fee for our services unless we obtain your compensation for you. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson LLP today for a free case evaluation and for answers to your questions.

What should I do if my loved one is the victim of a wrongful death?
  • Contact the North and South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP immediately so that they can begin to evaluate the unique circumstances of your case as soon as possible to be sure all relevant evidence is preserved.
  • Keep track of all expenses you have incurred as a result of the death. These expenses may include lost income for the victim and for the victim’s family members who were caring for him or her, funeral and medical expenses, and any other expenses that relate to the victim’s loss.
  • DO NOT sign anything in which you agree to waive any rights you have.
  • DO NOT accept any settlement from the at-fault party or anyone representing the at fault party.
  • DO NOT discuss your case on social media websites, such as Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter.
Why shouldn’t I just accept a settlement offered by the 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 wrongful behaviors. Insurance companies’ primary loyalty is to their investors, policyholders, and insureds. This fact means that their goal is either not to pay a claim at all or to pay as little as possible. If your loved one has died as a result of another's negligence, 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 offer you sufficient compensation to provide for all the harm you have suffered. It is important 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 LLP have negotiated wrongful death settlements with these companies and know how to help you get you the full compensation the law allows. Whether it is by settling the case or by taking the case to trial, Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP, will pursue your claim as far as is reasonably necessary to seek the full compensation you are allowed under the law.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Have you suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP and ask for your free consultation to speak with a wrongful death attorney. Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP has law offices located in Asheville, Rutherfordton, Waynesville and Spruce Pine, North Carolina and Greenville and Gaffney, South Carolina. Call Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online.

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 contingent 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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