Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hiring a Charlotte attorney for a wrongful death suit

Wrongful death
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The reality of facing a wrongful death
You are probably wondering what happens when family members file a wrongful death lawsuit. When a person dies because of the negligence or misconduct of another person, business, or any other entity; the family of the deceased is entitled to damages as a result of this negligence. The laws that determine who files a wrongful death suit can can vary from state to state. In the state of North Carolina the following are some valid reasons to file a wrongful death suit:

·         Exposure to a hazardous substance because of negligence
·         Defective medical devices
·         Medical malpractice or medical negligence
·         Careless driving or the negligence of another driver
·         Nursing home negligence or premises liability
·         Social hosts who serve alcohol to someone they know to be intoxicated and driving afterward
·         Police misconduct, such as excessive force during an incarceration

Choosing the right wrongful death attorney in North Carolina

Wrongful death claims are often brought by the spouse, children, and sometimes the parents on behalf of the deceased. Because wrongful death cases are uniquely complicated, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience that can obtain justice for you and your family. With more than 56 years of trial experience in wrongful death and personal injury cases, The Olive Law Firm knows the law inside and out, and will put their knowledge to use for you. Call their office to talk about wrongful death in Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas.