Get the Help You Need from Charlotte Wrongful Death Attorneys
Representing victims’ families
The tragedy of losing your loved one is compounded when the death was an unnecessary consequence of a person’s or a corporation’s negligence. Attorney Christopher May has represented victims’ families in North Carolina wrongful death claims for 15 years. We understand that the compensation you receive in a wrongful death lawsuit may be crucial to your family’s financial security. We therefore make your case a priority, with the goal of resolving your claim as soon as possible for the maximum damages available.
Filing a wrongful death claim
To initiate the judicial process, your loved one’s estate files a wrongful death claim against the negligent people or corporations that killed your loved one and consequently harmed the family. The cause of action is based on the fatal accident – such as an auto crash, truck wreck, motorcycle collision, head injury, spinal injury or premises liability claim. The estate must prove the elements of negligence under the applicable statutes to prevail. The damages we recover for the estate are distributed to your loved one’s heirs.
Recovering wrongful death damages
Damages you may recover in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
Putting a price on your losses can seem impossible because, after all, no amount of money can diminish the heartache associated with the death of a spouse, child, parent or sibling. Our Charlotte personal injury attorney consults with medical, financial and economic experts who assist us in this difficult task.
Do not miss the statute of limitations for filing your lawsuit
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date your loved one died. If you miss this strict deadline, you may be barred from recovering damages related to the fatal accident.