Wrongful Death

Winston-Salem Wrongful Death Attorneys

Mourning the Wrongful Death of a Loved One?

North Carolina law makes it possible for people to recover compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. However, persons grieving the loss of a loved one can be reluctant to act because of more pressing issues, such as the funeral and burial arrangements. Additionally, thinking about negotiating with insurance companies can be too much to bear when trying to recover emotionally from a death of a family member.

At Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand your grief. Our Winston-Salem wrongful death attorneys have more than 45 combined years of experience. We can capably handle your fatal accident claim, while you focus on yourself and your family. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation with a compassionate attorney, sensitive to your needs.

Start Your Claim With Greensboro Fatal Accident Lawyers

Following a serious accident, the "at-fault" person may be the only one alive to provide testimony about the wreck. Early investigation of the fatal accident is crucial to gather and preserve evidence in support of a wrongful death claim. We can help.

As part of our representation, we can retain an accident reconstruction expert to go to the accident scene in order to:

  • Measure skid, yaw and gouge marks
  • Investigate debris fields (parts of the vehicles which come off in a collision)
  • Inspect, measure and photograph the involved vehicles before they are repaired or sold as salvage
  • Download black box information in fatal truck accident cases

Additionally, we will obtain testimony from any witnesses and review police reports as early as possible. We take immediate action to gather all evidence that reasonably establishes damages for wrongful death. Our proactive and immediate response to wrongful death claims helps put our clients in the best position for obtaining full and fair compensation.

Wrongful Death Compensation

No amount of money can ever replace a loved one. However, it can give you the financial resources you need to start rebuilding your life.

Damages recoverable for death by a wrongful act include:

  • Expenses for care, treatment and hospitalization incidental to the injury resulting in death
  • Compensation for pain and suffering of the decedent
  • Reasonable funeral expenses of the decedent
  • Punitive damages

Other recoverable damages include the present monetary value of the decedent, including the net income; services, protection, care and assistance of the decedent to members of the family; and companionship, services and comfort the decedent provides. Our objective is to show just how special your deceased loved one was to you and your family, and to express the value of his or her loss.

Doug Maynard's previous career as an insurance company adjuster gives him valuable insights into how claims are handled. He knows the information insurers require in order to pay the benefits to which surviving family members deserve.

Contact Maynard & Harris

Call our Winston-Salem wrongful death attorneys at 336-793-1758 or 866-912-8731 (toll free) for a free initial consultation regarding your wrongful death claim. You can also send our lawyers an e-mail if that is more convenient for you.

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