Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Seeking Justice for Families in North & South Carolina
If you lost a loved one and want to know more about filing a wrongful death action, we can help. This is a difficult time, but we can answer your questions and offer insight that will help you make the right choices on your loved one’s behalf. Our attorneys and support staff help families in North Carolina and South Carolina with wrongful death claims and are prepared to see how we can assist you.
In North and South Carolina, wrongful death actions are brought about by the person who is presiding over the decedent’s estate. This is referred to as a “personal representative” in North Carolina and an “executor” or “administrator” in South Carolina. This is the person who has the responsibility and authority to carry out the terms of the decedent’s will. Depending on the case, the following people may be able to act as a personal representative or executor in a wrongful death claim:
- Surviving family members (spouses, children, or parents)
- Legatees (persons bequeathed a portion of the estate)
- Other family members (siblings, grandparents, etc.)
- Other parties as dictated by a will
If you recently lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, Crumley Roberts can help you understand your role, rights, and responsibilities.
Working with a Wrongful Death Attorney
Filing a wrongful death action can be complicated and extremely difficult to deal with during such emotional times. An attorney who is experienced with these matters can handle your case for you so you can focus on spending time with your family and remembering your loved one. An attorney can offer guidance regarding your role as personal representative or executor so you can make informed decisions.
To learn more, call (866) 691-0607. We are happy to answer your questions.