While losing a loved one is always a tragedy, particularly if the death is sudden, when you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it’s especially painful. Not only are you mourning their loss, but often, you’re also dealing with medical bills or lost wages as well. Our motor vehicle wrongful death attorneys in Fayetteville represent clients who lost loved ones in car accidents. We are dedicated to helping families recover fair compensation and holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence and have a track record of experience and success.
In North Carolina, wrongful death is defined as when an individual died due to negligence, malicious action, or someone else’s fault. A representative of the deceased, such as a family member or the executor of the deceased’s will, has a statute of limitations of two years from the day of death to file a civil claim.
Similar to personal injury cases, the plaintiff has to prove two elements in a wrongful death case:
- Fault: The defendant is directly responsible for the car accident that led to the victim’s death;
- Proximate Cause: The victim’s death was a clear result of the defendant’s negligence or action.
Because North Carolina follows the doctrine of “contributory negligence,” the victim could be in no way responsible for the accident and the defendant was solely at fault. Why You Need a Motor Vehicle Wrongful Death Attorney
In order for a plaintiff to receive a favorable result in a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was 100 percent liable. Insurance companies will do everything possible to avoid paying out compensation, and often, they will try to show the deceased was in some way at fault or that other factors contributed to their death.
Having an experienced wrongful death attorney on your side is necessary to fight back against the insurance companies. As a former police detective and insurance company attorney, he not only knows how to investigate accidents and get vital information and expert testimony, he also knows how insurance companies strategize these cases. He uses his years of experience to fight for his clients, whether he is negotiating fair settlements or taking the case to a jury.
The sooner you retain legal representation the better it is for your case. In addition to a short statute of limitations, Attorney Maurer can begin building a case immediately, getting accurate witness testimony and investigating and strategizing the case.
This improves the likelihood of a favorable outcome, including compensation for:
Serving Soldiers and Veterans in the Fort Bragg Area
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral costs
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Punitive damages (in the most extreme cases)
In addition to Fayetteville, we also represent those stationed at Fort Bragg and the surrounding area. If you lost a loved one in an off-base car accident, whether the victim was a service member, veteran, or family member, we will represent you and fight to get fair compensation. Schedule a FREE Consultation with a Car Accident Wrongful Death Attorney in Fayetteville Today
We understand how hard it is to lose a loved one, especially due to someone else’s negligence. Our wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to getting justice and helping you secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free and confidential case evaluation today by calling us at 910-714-4323
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