Wrongful Death

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One of the most tragic events that can happen in someone’s life is losing a loved one, especially when it is unexpected. This situation is hard enough when it is due to natural causes, but it can be even more difficult when the loved one is gone due to someone else’s careless or intentional act. We know it is difficult to think of legal action while you are mourning, but when an unexpected death like this occurs, you have legal rights that should be exercised somewhat quickly.

While the North Carolina statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is two years, it is important to find a lawyer sooner rather than later. A lawyer’s ability to examine the scene of the accident, gather witness statements, and interview family members about the effects of the loss is impeded by the passage of time.

Wrongful death cases are some of the most emotional and difficult cases we handle. For that reason, we insure that every family who has lost a loved one has direct and consistent access to one of our law firm’s partners. In these cases, we spare no expense in hiring the best experts, from forensic economists to engineers.

At RDU Injury Law, we have handled wrongful death cases involving drunk driving, car wrecks, shootings, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, train wrecks, motorcycle crashes, and nursing home abuse. We have successfully represented hundreds of families who have lost children, parents, and grandparents.

In handling wrongful death cases, we not only want to obtain just amounts of compensation for our clients, but also to provide the answers and closure nearly all of our clients seek.

If we can be of assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free, confidential and personal consultation.

Representative Cases

At the following link, you can watch one of our trial lawyers give a closing argument in a recent high-profile wrongful death trial: https://www.wral.com/jury-begins-deliberations-over-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-pastor/18059330/

Trial Briefs Magazine reported as follows on one of our recent Wrongful Death cases:

In February of 2019, Robby Jessup [of RDU Injury Law] in Raleigh settled a Wake County wrongful death case for the policy limit of $1 million. Plaintiff’s Decedent was a 75-year-old man who was hit in a marked crosswalk at Rex Hospital. Despite heroic efforts to save him, he ultimately died from his injuries.

Liability was disputed, but the main issue in the case was how to determine life expectancy and economic loss. These obstacles were overcome by a complete medical history summary and an economist’s opinion of the value of the home health care services the Decedent had been providing to his wheelchair-using wife. Gary Albrecht, PhD was utilized as Plaintiff’s expert.

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