Wrongful Death Lawyers in Burlington, NC
Attorneys Serving Alamance County & Beyond
A death in the family is both a traumatic and emotional experience. When someone dies as a result of another person’s actions, that party needs to be held accountable for the pain and suffering they caused.
If a loved one dies as a result of an accident or negligence, surviving family members have the option to file a wrongful death suit against whomever caused the death. Smith Giles PLLC has worked on thousands of cases throughout North Carolina, with more than 37 years of litigation experience in Alamance County.
Our legal team specializes in wrongful death suits and has a proven track record of meticulous preparation and firm attention to detail.
Requirements of a Wrongful Death Suit in Burlington
A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury case that gets filed when someone believes that a loved one died due to someone else’s actions, whether accidental or intentional. Many different scenarios can apply to this type of lawsuit, including the following:
- Intentional murder
- Medical malpractice/negligence
- Accidents (traffic, trip and fall, etc.)
While wrongful death can certainly happen as a result of a workplace injury, these types of lawsuits fall under workers’ compensation jurisdiction and do not apply to wrongful death suits. You can sue the defendant for damages, such as:
- Reimbursement for lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Punitive damage
- And more!
Only certain family members are able to file a wrongful death claim. Typically, the surviving spouse and children are the only people universally able to file such a claim in all states. Parents of adults, adult siblings, and extended family will find it difficult to file such a suit. Generally, a wrongful death claim must be able to prove both financial dependence on the deceased and that the defendant was in fact negligent.
Smith Giles PLLC specializes in wrongful death claims, working diligently to prove intent, negligence, or accidental death to get you the compensation you deserve for damages you’ve incurred.
Burlington, NC Wrongful Death Attorneys
If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, trust the legal team at Smith Giles PLLC to prove liability and hold the responsible party accountable. With more than 37 years of experience working thousands of North Carolina cases, our team of highly skilled lawyers has what it takes to bring justice to you and your family.