Winston-Salem Wrongful Death Claims
Compassionate Attorneys with 30+ Years of Experience
When you lose someone you love because of a preventable accident, it’s natural to feel frustrated, angry, and confused. Not only are you grieving and dealing with the financial aftermath of a sudden death, you might also be wondering what legal action, if any, you should take. Our attorneys at Crumley Roberts understand what you’re going through, and we can provide you with the counsel and support you need.
Let Crumley Roberts Help You
Since the establishment of our firm in 1989, we’ve been committed to providing our clients with compassionate, zealous legal advocacy. We’ve earned more than 5,000 five-star reviews, and we’ve recovered more than $500 million in settlements and compensation. But, most importantly, we truly care about each and every one of our clients. Our team is committed to creating personalized legal strategies for each client, and we’re always available for a phone call if you have any questions about your case.
Schedule a free initial consultation with our team at Crumley Roberts. Our Winston-Salem wrongful death lawyers are here for you.
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims
According to the North Carolina Statutes section 28A-18-2, “wrongful death” is defined as a fatality caused "by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” Examples of wrongful death claims include car accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, and defective products. Whatever the nature of the accident, if your loved one was killed because of someone else’s actions, our firm is here to listen to your story and help you determine the next step.
How To File A Claim
Wrongful death claims aren’t available to just anyone. Depending on where you live, state laws will determine who may lawfully file a claim, and when. In North Carolina, the claimant has two years from the date of the individual’s death to file a wrongful death claim. After that date, the court is very unlikely to accept the claim.
Who Can File A Claim
In North Carolina, the representative of the deceased person’s estate is entitled to file a claim after their passing. Typically, this will include a spouse, the deceased person’s adult children, the deceased person’s parents, or perhaps a sibling or other close relative. If the deceased individual never named a personal representative in their will or estate plan, the court will appoint one.
We Stand Up For You
Are you ready to file a wrongful death claim? Our firm is here to help. We can only imagine the pain you’re experiencing as you deal with the loss of your loved one and the confusion and frustration associated with the circumstances of their loss. At Crumley Roberts, we’re passionate about helping people and doing what’s right, and if you lost someone due to negligence or carelessness, we want to do our part to help you move forward.
Our team can help fight for compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost wages, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering. We understand that no legal action or amount of money can bring your loved one back, but it can help secure justice and compensation to allow you to transition to the next chapter in peace.