Durham Wrongful Death Lawyers Representing Families
When the death of a loved one is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another, the estate of the decedent may be entitled to bring and action for wrongful death.
The estate may be able to recover monetary damages for, among other things, the funeral and burial expenses of the decedent, pain and suffering of the decedent, expenses for care, treatment, and hospitalization of the decedent incident to the injury resulting in death, the family’s loss of companionship, guidance, and advice of the decedent, and punitive damages.
While bringing legal action to recover monetary damages, can’t possible compensate the family for the loss of a loved on, it does however serve the additional purpose of holding the wrongdoers accountable for their part in contributing to the decedent’s death. In doing so, hopefully we can help prevent such deaths in the future.
The Durham Wrongful Death attorneys at Atwater Law PLLC firm are prepared to assist an estate with every aspect of pursuing a claim.
Please note that under North Carolina law, the proceeds of a wrongful death action are not governed by a decedent’s will. Rather, proceeds are distributed to the heirs of a decedent in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one as a result the wrongful acts and/or negligence of another, we encourage you to contact our office to speak with one of our Durham Wrongful Death Lawyers. The consultation is free and there is no fee unless the estate recovers. To speak with one of Durham Wrongful Death attorneys for fee, please contact our office at (919) 530-1090.