Wrongful Death

Losing a family member from the wrongful or negligence of another is always a shock.  The effect upon the lives of family member after such a loss are forever devastating. If your loved one was taken away too soon through someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you’re understandably feeling justifiable anger and frustration.  Let the attorneys at Weaver Bennett & Bland obtain the compensation that the law provides you are entitled to recover from the responsible person or entity.

Wrongful death actions in North Carolina are governed by statute.   Unlike ordinary negligence cases the wrongful death case is brought by the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate.  A wrongful death case must be brought within two years of the death.  This is a very short time period which the statute allows within which to bring a wrongful case.  The normal statute of limitations in negligence cases is three years.  If the negligence which caused the wrongful death is the medical negligence of a health care provider or a hospital, it is extremely important to get legal help as soon as possible. Under North Carolina law, a case against a medical provider cannot be filed until and unless all medical records have been reviewed by a medical expert who is willing to testify that the negligent health care provider violated the local standard of care in the North Carolina.  As you can imagine, it is difficult and expensive to find any doctor who is willing to testify against his colleagues.  Getting immediate legal assistance from attorneys with experience in fighting these types of case is crucial if the estate if the deceased person is to have any chance of pursuing a wrongful death case arising from medical negligence.

Weaver, Bennett & Bland P.A. has handled obtained substantial recoveries for the wrongful death of clients ranging in age from 2 years old to 82 years of age.  Our lawyers have handled death cases arising from medical negligence, automobile accidents, truck accidents, marina explosions, to fatal falls from buildings. Each case has unique demands and our attorneys have the trial experience to protect our clients regardless of the unique circumstances.

The attorneys at Weaver Bennett & Bland hope you and your family never have to experience this horrible situation, but if you do, you want someone beside you who has been down the road before. Our consultations in wrongful death case are always free.  We will accept personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. A free consultation means that you don’t pay our firm unless we successfully recover money for you on your case. Call our experienced attorneys in the Charlotte/ Matthews area today for a free consultation.