North Carolina Residents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A federal jury awarded $10 million to a North Carolina family. Their 17-year-old son, Darryl Wayne Turner, died in 2008 after a police officer shocked him with a Taser at the grocery store where he worked. Taser International was found at fault and failed to provide adequate warnings and instruction.

Elsewhere across the state, the NC Court of Appeals recently approved Peyton Strickland's family in the pursuance of their wrongful death claim. The eastern North Carolina wrongful death case against the UNCW Police Department and UNCW will continue. The Stricklands state that the officers acted negligently and provided false information, which led to the death of their son, Peyton. Peyton was accidentally killed by a member of the local Emergency Response Team who thought he heard gunfire, but instead it was a battering ram against the door.

Wrongful death cases can take years. As a Raleigh, North Carolina wrongful death law firm, Brent Adams & Associates represents clients who have suffered the excruciating loss of a loved one due to wrongful death. Our experience with wrongful death cases can help you receive a reward for your loss.

Causes of Wrongful Death:

  • fatal car accidents
  • property negligence
  • industrial accidents
  • explosions
  • defective products
  • medical complications


In North Carolina, intentionally wrongful conduct leading to the death of a victim can result in punitive damages.

Wrongful death damages cover:

  • Loss of income (future earnings)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Expenses for medical procedures, hospitalization and treatment
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of the victim's services and support for their family
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