Wrongful Death Lawyers
Experienced lawyers ready to fight for your family
Losing a loved one in a personal injury accident is devastating. When the accident was caused by the negligence of another, your loss can be even more difficult to process. If you lost a family member in such an accident, the law provides a way for you to seek justice. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages.
The law firm of Brent Adams & Associates have been serving the residents of North Carolina since 1973. Our attorneys understand the impact the loss of a spouse, child or parent can have. We know that nothing can bring your loved one back. But we can take legal action to hold negligent parties accountable.
You can experience a wide range of emotions following the loss of a loved one, including shock, grief and anger. If your loved one was a provider, there can also be a financial impact. You may wonder how your family will be able to move forward.
We can guide you through the legal process
Even if the negligence of the person who caused your loved one’s accident seems clear, recovering compensation can be complicated. The negligent party may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility.
Insurance companies will try to deny you compensation, or at least limit it. They’re interested in keeping profits as high as possible. They may argue that your loved one was at least partially responsible for what happened. Or they will make you a settlement offer that falls far short of the compensation you should be receiving.
Our lawyers know the tactics that insurance companies use and don’t tolerate them. You lost someone close to you in an accident that could have been prevented. Our goal is to make things right. We are determined to fight for the maximum compensation possible so you can focus on mourning your loss.
Our legal team investigates your loved one’s accident to get the facts. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We gather evidence. If there were witnesses, we interview them. If necessary, we consult experts who can help us understand how the accident happened.
Our firm has a record of results
We determine the total amount of damages you have suffered. This may include your loved one’s medical expenses following the accident, as well as funeral expenses. It may include pain and suffering. We determine the income your loved one would have earned. Other possible damages include loss of companionship and net income of the decedent, as well as services, protection, and care and assistance of the decedent’s loved one. In addition, the heirs of the decedent can recover for the loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices and advice of the decedent to the family. In addition, if the decedent experienced conscious pain and suffering before their death, the family can recover money for that pain and suffering.
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and are often able to reach a settlement that meets your needs. We’re not interested in accepting less to save time and help the insurance company save money. We will go to court if that’s what it takes to help you get justice for your loved one.
If you lost a loved one in an accident in North Carolina, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Under the law, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s accident to take legal action. We can start investigating now, to gather evidence before it is lost and before the memories of witnesses fade.