In North Carolina, the law allows the deceased individual’s estate to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. While we certainly understand that the family needs time to grieve over its loss, it may be necessary to take action during this time in order to prevent a tolling of the one-year statute of limitations to bring a wrongful death claim.
Also, it is important to act before evidence may be lost or discarded, witnesses become unavailable, and to allow a thorough independent investigation of the circumstances around your tragic loss. If action is not taken prior to the applicable statute of limitations, the decedent’s estate will be barred forever from filing a lawsuit for wrongful death.
At Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, we understand the law surrounding wrongful death and personal injury in North Carolina. We have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your case to determine the likelihood of your recovery. The lawyers at Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, can help you and your loved ones through this time, when it may feel as though all hope is lost.