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We Know It’s a Hard Time, Let Us Fight To Make it Easier For Your Family

When the loss of a loved one plagues your family, we understand exactly how difficult it can become. While the laws set in place are never able to fully mend the wounds your loss has created, wrongful death actions may be entirely necessary in order to improve financial aspects for your family. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our attorneys have experienced many families who have had to deal with painful, traumatizing experiences due to negligence on the behalf of someone else. Our attorneys are here to help you whenever you need us most, with respect, privacy, and dignity along the way.


Wrongful Death: What Is It? How Can I Be Sure?

A wrongful death occurs when someone loses their life due to the negligence, recklessness, or any general misconduct of another human being, company/corporation, or entity.


Who Handles Our Wrongful Death Claim?

Typically, the deceased party will have an Administrator or Executor of their estate, or perhaps a relative who is acting on their behalf – that person will initiate the claim in a civil manner.


How Is Recovery Distributed to Our Family?

The money recovered is not distributed in accordance with the deceased parties will, but rather by the state laws put in place, mandating recovered money to be disbursed among any of their close relatives.


Click below to learn about the wrongful death laws in your state!

Wrongful Death in North Carolina

In North Carolina, personal representatives of the deceased party can bring an action for wrongful death. The representative must distribute the damages awarded to any of the beneficiaries, in accordance with state law.


Wrongful Death in South Carolina

In South Carolina, only the executor/administrator of the deceased parties estate can bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the surviving family members. This person must also distribute any of the proceeds recovered to the spouse or children, if they’re also alive, and if not to either the parents, or the heirs.

Wrongful Death in Virginia

In Virginia, a personal representative of the deceased party has just two years to bring a wrongful death action. Virginia law also allows for beneficiaries to claim damages. Please call us at (855) 435-7247 for more information on these laws, and how we can help you.

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Are you the family member of a wrongful death victim? Call our firm today, our attorneys are ready to help!

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban will proudly represent any individuals that have been involved in a personal injury matter, all across the Carolinas and Virginia. Call us toll free today at (855) 435-7247, or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban online to schedule your free consultation. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that until your case is resolved, and you’ve received your financial compensation, you don’t have to pay legal fees.