Few things change your life like the sudden death of a close family member. When that death results from an accident, a medical error, or another person’s negligence, you may feel angry and helpless as you grieve. What happened? Could anything have been done to prevent it? Who is at fault?
Attorney William T. Corbett understands that you need answers. You also need strong representation from a lawyer who has the compassion to listen carefully to your story and the dedication to leave no stone unturned in the search for answers. With decades of legal experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, the attorney William T. Corbett can help you pursue maximum compensation and justice for the death of your loved one.
At the end of the day, though, we measure our success by how much we help our clients. Our mission is to help you seek justice.
How William T. Corbett Can Help with Your Wrongful Death Claim
When you lose a close family member unexpectedly in an accident, the days, weeks and even months after the accident can seem like a blur. It can be tough to put the pieces of your family’s life back together, let alone try to figure out what happened to cause such a tragedy. That’s where the experienced attorney William T. Corbett comes in.
While you take the time you need to grieve, we can investigate what led to your loved one’s death, and figure out who should be held responsible. In our decades of working on these types of claims, we have seen a wide range of cases resulting from negligent and reckless conduct.
In looking out for your family’s best interests, attorney William T. Corbett is prepared to pursue maximum damages through a wrongful death claim to help compensate your family for losses related to the death of your loved one. This may include:
- Medical expenses related to the injury that caused death, including the costs of emergency care or hospitalization.
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured before death.
- The net income your loved one could reasonably have been expected to earn if he or she had lived.
- Compensation for the services, care, protection, and assistance your loved one provided to his or her family members.
- Compensation for the society, care, companionship, guidance, and comfort your loved one provided to his or her family members.
- Punitive damages against the at-fault party for reckless conduct resulting in death.
Punitive damages are not available in every wrongful death case. Instead, a court may award punitive damages when the acts that led to the death were caused by malice or by “willful or wanton” conduct. Unlike other damages awarded in wrongful death cases, punitive damages are not intended to compensate family members for their loss. Instead, punitive damages punish the wrongdoer and send a message that such bad behavior will not be tolerated in the community.
It is important to note that the statute of limitations for a claim of wrongful death in North Carolina is two (2) years instead of the three (3) year statute of limitations for other negligence claims.
At William T. Corbett, we will pursue all compensation that may be available to you and your family after the loss of your loved one.And there is no need for you to worry about paying us upfront. We take these types of cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us any legal fees unless and until we recover compensation for you and your family.