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Guidance Through Grief: Compassionate Help From A Raleigh Wrongful Death Lawyer

Last updated on June 17, 2024

In the wake of a negligent death, the law recognizes the right of family members to pursue justice. You may benefit from the services a wrongful death attorney in North Carolina can provide.

With over 30 years of experience advocating for the injured, attorney Ranchor Harris leads our Ranchor Harris Law team in Raleigh. We can help you obtain true justice in the name of your fallen loved one. Schedule a free consultation to learn how our aggressive approach and unwavering support can strengthen your case.

Understanding Wrongful Death In North Carolina

When someone’s passing is caused by negligence, it constitutes wrongful death. For instance, if someone dies in a drunk driving accident, it is almost certainly a case of wrongful death.

Two more examples:

  • Dangerous premises, where slips and falls can end in tragedy.
  • Defective products that malfunction, recklessly endangering consumers.

In North Carolina, only the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you find out if your loved one has designated a representative or estate executor. If not, we can guide you in obtaining one.

North Carolina Wrongful Death Damages

Those left behind after a needless death often face debilitating economic hardship on top of emotional pain and sorrow. Through the estate’s personal representative, you can seek financial compensation after such a monumental loss.

Under North Carolina law, you may be eligible for:

  • Medical expenses resulting from the involved injury or illness
  • Pain and suffering experienced before death
  • Reasonable burial or funeral expenses
  • Loss of the income provided by the deceased
  • Loss of services (protection, care, assistance, etc.)
  • Loss of society, comfort, companionship, guidance

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death action is two years from the date of the death.

Take A Step Forward: Call Us Today

You do not have to let the negligence that took your loved one go unaddressed. Contact Ranchor Harris Law at 919-586-8760 to speak with a lawyer experienced in helping survivors of wrongful death in Raleigh find peace and closure.