Wrongful death is a claim against a person or entity who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives. Many different circumstances can give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. Such examples include:

In North Carolina, spouses, children, financial dependents ,and the parents of unmarried children may act as representatives to sue the negligent party. Both economic and noneconomic damages can be sought after in a wrongful death lawsuit. Noneconomic damages account for mental aguish as well as pain and suffering. Economic damages include:

  • medical expenses
  • funeral expenses
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • lost household and other services
  • loss of support and income
  • lost prospect if inheritance
  • Loss parental guidance

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