North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers


We're here to fight for what matters most: Justice for your loved one.

There is nothing more painful and life-shattering than experiencing the unexpected death of a loved one. It feels unfair to lose a spouse, child, or parent, especially after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. A sense of profound loss and uncertainty pervades the tears and confusion. Rather than focusing on recovery, however, families are frequently preoccupied with medical bills, funeral costs, and uncertainty about what the future holds.

No family should be left to handle the aftermath caused by another person or company’s negligence or carelessness on their own. Our attorneys at Henson Fuerst have decades of experience assisting families like yours. While no lawsuit can undo the pain you’ve endured, it can help assist you in rebuilding your life after a tragic loss. Our wrongful death lawyers will work diligently on your case and will not stop fighting until we obtain justice for your loved one. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 919-781-1107 or submitting a case evaluation form online.

The Insurance Company May Not Pay The Full Value Of Your Claim, No Matter How Devastating Your Loss Is.

Wrongful death claims can be emotionally and mentally draining on the surviving family members. The unanticipated financial responsibilities that follow a wrongful accident can be devastating, in addition to the agony and suffering. Yet, many families are unsure where to begin when it comes to seeking compensation after the death of a loved one. One critical first step is to recognize that insurance companies aren’t in the business of giving their customers peace of mind or financial stability. Many are only interested in making a profit, and they have a slew of tactics they use to pay as little as possible for a claim. The assistance of an experienced attorney that knows the law and has dealt with insurance companies can help you and your family recover the compensation needed to move forward.

We’ll Fight To Secure Justice On Your Loved One’s Behalf.

When you’re suddenly faced with tragedy, you need someone at your side who will make sure you understand what’s going on and who will protect your rights every step of the way. At Henson Fuerst, we’re here for you when you need us most.

Our team is aware of the difficulties that our clients’ families face. We are not intimidated by insurance companies’ low-ball settlement offers or the aggressive methods they use to try and get you to settle quickly. We’ll take care of your case from beginning to end, allowing you and your family to grieve and heal. Hearing tragedies about good families and good people losing loved ones is the most difficult part of our profession. These stories never leave you and stay with us for the rest of our lives. It is our priority to become a part of your support system, so that your family may focus on what matters most – mourning the loss of your loved one.

We Fight To Get You Back On The Road To Recovery and Financial Security

Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

Nothing can prepare you for losing a loved one, nor can you be fully prepared to shoulder the emotional and economic burden of the sudden wrongful death of a family member. Under North Carolina law, depending on the nature of your case, your family may be able to file a lawsuit for multiple types of damages. You may be able to make a claim for:

  • Economic Damages: Economic damages are paid to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. These include payment for medical bills, past and future lost wages, funeral expenses, and more.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are designed to punish at-fault parties for the gross negligence or unreasonable behavior that led to your loved one’s death.
  • Non-economic Damages: Non-economic damages are losses that compensate for loss of life, pain and suffering by the decedent before death, loss of society and companionship, and more.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in NC?

In a wrongful death claim, it’s important to determine who is eligible to file a claim for damages. In North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss if you are:

  • An immediate family member (child, spouse, parent),
  • a legal dependent,
  • or a personal representative of your loved one’s estate.

Under North Carolina law, you may not be eligible to file a claim for damages if you are the decedent’s:

  • Fiancé or fiancée,
  • foster child,
  • stepchild,
  • or unmarried partner.

We’re Here For You When You Need Devotion And Support Following The Tragic Loss Of A Loved One.

The untimely death of a loved one is an injustice that no one should have to face alone. Our attorneys have stood by the side of families who have lost a loved one while facing an uncertain future. Our attorneys assist grieving families in North Carolina in seeking justice, emotional closure, and financial recompense through a wrongful death claim.

We’ll do everything we can to make sure you and your family are treated fairly and that you get the maximum compensation you need to recover. To speak with one of our passionate, tenacious wrongful death attorneys, call us today at (919) 781-1107 or completing a free initial consultation form online.

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Raleigh Office

3110 Edwards Mill Rd # 100,
Raleigh, NC 27612
P (919) 781-1107
F (919) 781-8048

Rocky Mount Office

2317 Sunset Ave,
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
P (252) 443-2111
F (252) 443-9429
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