When someone dies unexpectedly, their family members are often devastated both emotionally and financially. They lose not only their loved one, but also their income and benefits. Plus, they are shouldered with the burden of paying for funeral expenses.
No one should bear this burden alone, especially if the death is someone's fault. Through a wrongful death attorney in Durham, NC, you can receive compensation to pay for the financial and emotional damages you experience. Let our experienced attorney, Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. at McKissick & McKissick, handle the complexities of your case.
Qualifications for a Wrongful Death Case
A wrongful death case occurs when a person dies due negligence. Here are a few examples of possible wrongful death cases:
- Driving accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Occupational hazards
- Faulty roadways
- Dangerous products
Our wrongful death attorney helps clients examine evidence in these sorts of incidents to determine whether negligence occurred and who was involved. We then build a case to prove that the negligent parties were responsible for the tragedy.
Types of Compensation
The amount of money you may qualify for depends on your specific situation. Wrongful death compensation in Durham, NC may cover:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of family services (such as childcare and housekeeping)
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of inheritance
Wrongful death compensation may also cover non-monetary results, such as emotional suffering, loss of guidance from a deceased parent, and loss of companionship from a deceased spouse.