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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney In New Bern & Greenville NC

Losing a spouse or family member is always an upsetting and painful event, but when the negligent or intentional behavior of another is the cause of the loss, emotional stress can be greatly intensified. Medical and funeral bills, mental suffering, and lost income are all potentially devastating issues facing family members after the death of a loved one. While you and your family focus on spending time together and healing, our attorneys will help bring about the legal resolution that you deserve. Contact Joseph T. Edwards and Sharron R. Edwards, wrongful death lawyers based in Greenville, North Carolina for committed and caring legal services.
Death Following an Injury or Intentional Harm

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 3,835 people died due to an unintentional injury in North Carolina alone in 2003 (the most recent year for which such statistics were available). Of course, not all of these fatalities would give rise to a wrongful death claim. In addition, this figure may not take into account instances of fatality where the cause of death was not entirely clear. Wrongful death claims can be very complex. The negligent or wrongful acts of several different persons or organizations may contribute to an individual's death.

Intentional harm may also give rise to a wrongful death claim (examples are deaths following assault, manslaughter, or homicide). Perhaps the most famous example of such a scenario is the wrongful death judgment against O.J. Simpson — the civil trial in which he was found liable for the deaths of his former wife and her friend, although Simpson was acquitted in the criminal trial.

The wrongful death lawyers of the Greenville, North Carolina firm Edwards & Edwards understand the pain experienced by the loved ones of a wrongful death victim, whatever the circumstances of the death. We strive to provide the most effective yet compassionate representation to all our clients.
Who Can Be Awarded Wrongful Death Compensation?

The personal representative of the estate of the person who died (for example, his or her spouse or child) can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or organization allegedly responsible for the death of their spouse/parent. North Carolina law has statutes of limitations that limit how long after the death or injury a wrongful death claim can be filed. These statutes are somewhat complex; it's best to consult our wrongful death lawyers in Greenville as soon as possible if you have any concerns about the time limit.

Edwards & Edwards Fights For Wrongful Death Compensation

The family members of a person who died due to the negligent or reckless behavior of a person or organization may be awarded financial compensation for their family member’s medical expenses and other costs caused by the death. This wrongful death compensation typically covers the following losses:
  • Medical, funeral, and burial costs
  • Compensation for pain and suffering experienced by the person who died, between the time of injury and death
  • Losses suffered by the spouse, children, and/or next of kin of the person who died, including loss of:
    • income and benefits the deceased would have provided
    • society and companionship
    • parental training, support, and guidance
Wrongful death lawyers at the Greenville, North Carolina offices of Edwards & Edwards can describe in greater detail the potential compensation in a wrongful death case.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in North Carolina.

We help our clients sort through the legal and practical questions that arise after the loss of a loved one. If you or someone you know has lost a family member due to the fault of another person or group, contact our wrongful death lawyers in Greenville, North Carolina to initiate legal action as soon as possible.
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