Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is a painful experience regardless of the circumstances.  If your loved one died due to the negligence of another party, the healing process can seem even more complex.  While a legal action cannot undo your loss, the appropriate action can ease the financial strain that often results from a wrongful death. 

The victim's estate or immediate family members can pursue a wrongful death action in North Carolina.  In such a case, damages may be awarded for medical care of the decedent prior to death, burial expenses, pain and suffering of the decedent, lost income of the decedent, loss of companionship, and even punitive damages if the death was caused by willful or wanton conduct.  

It is important to discuss a potential case promptly with Mr. Shumate.  Aside from various legal issues that may bar or reduce your right to recovery, Chris will explain additional practical issues.  For instance, the immediate medical bills alone in these cases can be enormous.  Mr. Shumate will explain how we work to address this issue, which often leads to financial ruin for a family.   

A skilled personal injury attorney is essential to ensure that your wrongful death claim is successful.  Our firm realizes the difficulty you face grieving the loss of your loved one.  We do not believe this case can replace, nor adequately compensate for the loss of your family member.  We do believe in fighting to obtain every dollar to protect your family in the future.  Please contact Mr. Shumate promptly to analyze your options.  

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