The loss of a loved one is a tragic event. Although there is no amount of money that can make up for that loss, in North Carolina there is a specific law which applies to cases where the negligence of one person causes the death of another. The intent of this law is to put the survivors in the same financial place they would have been had they never lost the deceased. It also takes into consideration the loss of support, advice, affection and, really, the love, that’s been lost.
It’s hard to consider things like a lawsuit when you lose a loved one, but important evidence can disappear over the course of time. And although many wrecks can result in a ticket for the party at fault, the charges are often more serious when someone is killed. It is important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that evidence is preserved, and the civil and criminal cases handled from the beginning in a way that helps ensure those left behind are treated fairly.
David Larson has experience in both civil and criminal courts, and has represented families that have suffered such a blow. He is ready to discuss the situation should such a tragedy occur.