Wrongful Death Attorneys
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What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death claim arises when one person dies as a result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another. How the family responds to the tragedy could determine whether the claim is successful or not. Evidence must preserved. Causation must be established. Our wrongful death lawyers take care of everything and can help you recover all of the compensation to which you are entitled under the law for the loss of a loved one.
- Industrial Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Accidents Involving Products
- Accidents Involving Land, Buildings, or Structures
- Medical Negligence
- Workplace Accidents
- Dangerous Drugs
When a person dies under these circumstances, it is typically the family who must pursue the wrongful death claim.
Different from a Criminal Prosecution
A wrongful death claim is different from a criminal prosecution for murder. The purpose of the criminal prosecution is to punish the perpetrator. The purpose of the wrongful death claim is to compensate the victim and his or her family. A wrongful death claim may be available whether the death was intentional or accidental.
The losses for which survivors may recover include:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Punitive Damages
- Loss of Benefits
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of Companionship
- Other General Damages
Immediate Action Required
After a serious injury or wrongful death it may be difficult to think about legal action. However, the law requires you to act quickly or you may not be able to act later. Also, key elements of your claim can be lost in time such witnesses, memories and other evidence that will be necessary to prove your claim.
We can help. We can answer questions. We can make sure the case is set up correctly from the beginning. We can help you avoid harmful, costly mistakes.
Filing a claim and calculating damages can be factually complicated, legally complex and emotionally difficult. The wrongful death lawyers at Speaks Law Firm can walk you through the entire process. We take care of everything. We gather evidence, construct legal theories, and tell the story of loss and how others are affected by it.
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Every client is our most important client. That has been our core philosophy since this firm was founded in 1997. We recognize that there are dozens of lawyers you could choose to help you with these challenges. If you place your trust in us, our commitment is to do all we can to accomplish your legal objectives. We realize that a claim like this is very important to you.
You may take a moment to read a few of the client testimonials included on this site. These are people we have represented in situations similar to yours. We approached their legal problems just as we will approach yours...with all that we have.
From the coast to the mountains, North Carolina is as beautiful as it is unique. Wilmington and the surrounding areas are great places to live, work, and visit, with a rich history and charming culture.
Even though North Carolina is a wonderful place, sometimes we are faced with legal challenges. The Speaks Law Firm are committed to providing exceptional legal service whenever these legal problems arise. Founded in 1997 by R. Clarke Speaks, the Speaks Law Firm has become a regional leader in developing comprehensive resolutions to complex personal injury and wrongful death claims.
We work diligently to resolve these claims outside of the courtroom through cooperative means. We are usually able to reach our clients' objectives without going to court. We have found over time that putting in extra effort on the front end of these claims will allow us to resolve most claims without the expense, risk and time of a trial.
However, sometimes court is unavoidable. We are in court every day. This gives us the experience and leverage we need. As a result, when we must go to court, we go with confidence because we have the experience, skills, and relationships to be successful when we get there.