It is always difficult to deal with the loss of a loved one. While the law can never fully compensate you for your loss, an action for wrongful death may be necessary to ease the financial burdens placed on your family by the negligent actions of another. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we have experience working with families who have had to deal with the painful experience of losing a loved one. Our staff is here to listen to your concerns, provide you with options, and, if necessary, take the appropriate legal action.
Wrongful death occurs when an individual loses his or her life because of negligence, misconduct, recklessness, or inaction of another person, company or entity.
Usually the executor or administrator of the decedent's estate, or relative acting as an administrator, brings the claim in a civil action. The recovery is distributed to the decedent’s close relatives, as specified by state law, not by the terms of the decedent’s will. State laws vary as to who can bring wrongful death actions and what damages are compensable.
We can help you determine if you have a viable wrongful death claim.
The executor or administrator distributes the proceeds from the verdict or settlement according to the wrongful death statute: if the spouse or children are alive, to them; and if not, to the parents if alive; and if not, to the heirs. We can help you determine if you have a viable wrongful death claim.
The representative must distribute the damage award to beneficiaries according to state law. We can help you determine if you have a viable wrongful death claim.
The estate may also recover damages, including those for lost wages, benefits and other earnings, and medical and funeral expenses paid directly by the estate. We can help you determine if you have a viable wrongful death claim.
Because of the severity of a wrongful death case and the many complex issues surrounding it, decisive action by an experienced attorney is necessary for a successful and significant recovery. Our attorneys have handled and litigated many wrongful death cases and made significant recoveries on behalf of the loved ones left behind when these senseless tragedies occur.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence, call Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online for a free consultation. We serve clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia & Florida.
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