Kannapolis Wrongful Death Attorney
Each year, more than 10,000 people in North Carolina die as a result of accidents. Two types of accidents are responsible for over a third of these fatalities: motor vehicle accidents and falls. Most accidental deaths are entirely preventable, which only adds to the grief family members feel. However, through a Kannapolis wrongful death lawsuit, grieving family members may be able to recover meaningful compensation that can help them move on with their lives despite the tragedy they've endured.
At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, our dedicated Kannapolis wrongful death attorneys have decades of combined experience recovering compensation on behalf of injury victims and families affected by fatal accidents. We understand what you're going through, and we cater our representation according to your unique needs to ensure the recovery process is as smooth as possible. This way, you can focus on spending time with your family and working towards a better future.More About Kannapolis Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit; however, rather than being filed by the accident victim, it's brought by the personal representative of the deceased accident victim's estate. Any proceeds from a wrongful death claim are payable to the victim's surviving friends and family members, according to the terms of their will. However, if the victim doesn't have a will, North Carolina's intestacy laws dictate how wrongful death damages are distributed among loved ones. According to the NC statute of limitations for wrongful death cases, the personal representative must file the claim within two years of the victim's death.
Damages in a wrongful death case can include medical and funeral expenses, compensation for the pain and suffering of the deceased prior to their death, lost wages and future earning potential, loss of companionship, and, in some cases, punitive damages if the death was due to malicious actions.Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases in North Carolina
A wrongful death case can be filed after any preventable accident that was caused by another's negligent, reckless or intentional conduct. However, the majority of wrongful death claims in North Carolina are based on one of the following:
- Truck accidents,
- Car accidents,
- Construction accidents,
- Fatal workplace accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Slip and falls,
- Premises liability deaths, and
- Dog bites or animal attacks.
While there is no legal requirement to enlist the help of an attorney when bringing a wrongful death claim, the vast majority of families do. Here are a few reasons why:
Knowledge of the Legal Process: Wrongful death cases are inherently intricate, requiring a deep understanding of the law, medical terminology, and the ins and outs of the local judicial system. The Kannapolis wrongful death lawyers at the Olsinski Law Firm have extensive experience navigating these complexities, ensuring that every case we handle is built on solid legal grounds and that your family receives the justice they deserve.
Comprehensive Investigation & Evidence Gathering: The importance of gathering compelling evidence cannot be overstated in a wrongful death suit. With access to a network of experts, such as medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, and forensic specialists, we can meticulously piece together the events leading up to the tragedy, making a clear case for liability.
Emotional Support & Guidance: The grieving process is challenging. Having a compassionate, understanding, and dedicated Kannapolis wrongful death attorney can make all the difference. Not only do we provide customized legal advice but also emotional support, helping your family move forward with a sense of closure and justice.Are You Grieving the Loss of a Loved One?
If your family is dealing with the tragedy of having a loved one taken from you too soon, reach out to the dedicated Kannapolis wrongful death attorneys at the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC. At our firm, we pride ourselves in being there for our clients when they need us most; not only to handle your case but to help you navigate the aftermath of the tragedy you've just experienced. At the same time, we aggressively pursue maximum damages awards to fairly compensate your family for your loss. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with one of our Charlotte personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 704-405-2580. You can also reach our Cabarrus County injury attorneys at 704-918-4747. We represent clients in Charlotte, Concord and Kannapolis, as well as throughout Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, and Union Counties.