Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

If a loved one has died from injuries caused by someone else's negligence, it is understandable that your grief has pushed all other matters aside. The attorneys at Gottholm, Ralston & Benton, PLLC, are able to focus on recovering the maximum amount possible for your loss and allow you to stay close to family and friends during the grieving process.

Our personal injury lawyers handle cases throughout North Carolina. We have experience handling a wide variety of complicated wrongful death cases, including deaths resulting from:

What Constitutes Wrongful Death?

In order to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against an individual or a company, a death must have been caused in whole or in part by another person's misconduct, even though there may have been no direct intention to kill the victim. The defendant must be deemed negligent or strictly liable for the victim's death. In addition, the deceased may have dependents such as family members who have suffered from emotional and monetary damages as a consequence.

Our lawyers understand the complexity of wrongful death claims — complexities that may provide additional opportunities to file a suit against more than one individual or entity in order to recover the full amount you deserve.

Tackling the personal representative matter. A family who has lost a loved one and is seeking damages in a wrongful death case must first appoint a personal representative to file the lawsuit and handle all of the deceased's affairs. The personal representative (oftentimes, a spouse or other family member) creates an estate so that the deceased's outstanding bills are paid, taxes settled and property is distributed to heirs. The lawyers at Gottholm, Ralston & Benton, PLLC, are experienced in estate planning and can help you through this process.

Our Mooresville Fatality Lawyers Review all Possibilities

Of course, no amount of money will replace your loved one, but we aggressively pursue compensation that goes beyond simply lost income, medical and funeral bills, and the pain and suffering of survivors.

We are experienced lawyers who are not intimidated by aggressive insurance companies that want you to settle for less than you deserve. We will recommend taking a case to trial, if necessary, in an effort to get the full amount you deserve.

If you have questions for a Statesville wrongful death lawyer, call 704-878-0757 or use our contact form. We accept our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney's fees unless we obtain a favorable settlement or resolution for you.

For your convenience, our attorneys work out of offices in both Statesville and Taylorsville, North Carolina. Call 704-878-0757 to schedule an appointment at either location.