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At Kellum Law Firm, we have many years’ experience handling all manner of Wrongful Death claims.

We deal with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement for you, or, if necessary, take your case to trial.

For almost 5 decades we’ve been helping folks in North Carolina get fair settlements for their Wrongful Death claims.

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Why Work With Kellum Law?

  • Almost 50 years representing North Carolina folks.
  • Extensive experience in wrongful death claims.
  • Your Local Law Firm with offices near you.
  • Free No Obligation Consultation.
  • Stellar reputation with A+ BBB Rating.
  • Committed to get you the best results!

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Our North Carolina Office Locations Handling Wrongful Death Claims-

New Bern

219 Broad Street

New Bern, NC 28563

Jacksonville

445-A Western Blvd

Jacksonville, NC 28546

Wilmington

4626 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405

Morehead City

5178-A Hwy 70 West

Morehead City, NC 28557

Greenville

501 SE Greenville Blvd.

Greenville, NC 27858

Goldsboro

1800 E. Ash Street

Goldsboro, NC 27533

Williamston

1620 US 70 Business

Williamston, NC 27892

Roanoke Rapids

118 Cardinal Drive

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Rocky Mount

3250 Zebulon Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Our Practice Areas Include –

Auto Accidents

 

Injury

 

Workers' Compensation

 

Wrongful Death

 

Social Security Disability

 

Elder Abuse

 

FAQ’s –

WHY USE A WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY?

Wrongful Death Attorney

The surviving spouse, parents or children of a wrongful death victim may be able to file a claim for economic and non-economic damages, since the purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate those remaining family members who have suffered as a consequence of the loss.

But what, exactly, constitutes ‘Wrongful Death’ and how can a wrongful death lawyer help?
There are various ways in which a person might loose their life in an event that is no fault of their own. Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of fatalities in the USA and thus represents the largest percentage of wrongful death lawsuits. Reckless driving of cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles includes driving while distracted (using mobile phones, eating…), drunk or otherwise impaired (drugs, for example).

Product liability, medical malpractice, work place related fatalities and criminal acts can all trigger wrongful death lawsuits under certain circumstances.

The first step for any wrongful death lawyer is to carefully examine the details of the assumed ‘wrongful death’ to determine whether or not there actually is a case. Once it is established that a case or claim exists, a wrongful death attorney will assist the estate by determining the value of the decedent’s life to establish the amount of compensation to be sought.

Considerations for the damages recoverable for death by wrongful act include:
– Expenses for care, treatment and hospitalization incident to the injury resulting in death
– Compensation for the pain and suffering of the decedent
– Reasonable funeral expenses of the decedent
– The present monetary value of the decedent to the persons entitled to receive the damages recovered.

These are the basics but there are other more detailed assessments which will need to be made by the attorney handling the case. For example, if the decedent survived initially, and later passed as a result of the accident/injury, there’s a possible case for a ‘pain and suffering’ claim to be made along with emotional distress. It is also possible for bystanders who witnessed an accident to file a claim for negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Wrongful death cases require counsel from an experienced and sympathetic attorney who can help you and your loved ones through the many stages of preparing and filing a claim, and if necessary, filing a lawsuit. It’s important to begin the process as soon as possible, so that evidence is not lost and memories don’t fade.

While there’s no amount of financial compensation that can replace or make up for the loss of a loved one, having some financial stability can be of great comfort in helping a family to move forward with their lives.

HOW LONG BEFORE I GET PAID?
Where liability issues are clear, and there’s no reason to take a case to trial, a Wrongful Death lawsuit can often be settled quite quickly.

Tougher cases can average 2 to 3 years, but keep in mind that each case is unique, therefore one cannot predict the amount of time needed to deliver a settlement.

What’s key is that you work with a reputable attorney with expertise in the field of Wrongful Death claims. A lot rides on the reputation of your attorney, particularly when negotiating on your behalf with insurance companies.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?
The place to start is to contact a reputable Law Firm and request a consultation to review the details of your case.

HOW SOON AFTER THE PERSONS' DEATH MUST I FILE A CLAIM?
Every state has certain time limits, called “statutes of limitations,” which govern the amount of time you have to file a Wrongful Death lawsuit.

In some states, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit.

If you miss the deadline for filing your case, you may lose certain legal rights.

Consequently, it is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as possible.

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219 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28563

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