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Top Causes of Accidental Death in the U.S.

If you lost a loved one in an accident that resulted from someone else’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, an experienced Matthews wrongful death lawyer could assist you with filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party, seeking monetary redress and damages. 

When negligent and careless individuals cause accidents, these accidents, in turn, can bring about serious injuries, pain, suffering, and death to accident victims. Most recently, for the year 2018, accidental injury deaths in the United States totaled 167,127. Unintentional fall deaths came to 37,455, motor vehicle traffic deaths at 37,991, and unintentional poisoning deaths at 62,399. The saddest part about these troubling statistics is that many of these deaths could have been avoided had someone behaved in a reasonable, careful, and safe manner under the circumstances. 

If you recently lost a loved one in an accident that resulted from someone else’s negligence, then you may be in a position to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit for monetary compensation. Although money can never fully or truly compensate for the loss of a deceased loved one, it can bring a sense of closure and justice to your loved one’s untimely passing. It can also work to offset some of the financial costs associated with a loved one’s unexpected death. 

The experienced and compassionate Matthews wrongful death lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm can assist you with bringing a wrongful death claim in a timely manner and recovering the necessary monetary compensation and damages. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we could assist you with filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.  

Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim

In the State of North Carolina, a wrongful death claim must be brought by the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate. In most cases, the personal representative – or PR – is the administrator or executor of the deceased individual’s estate. Moreover, in a wrongful death claim, the PR brings the claim on behalf of the family members of the deceased individual for the losses and damages they suffered due to the decedent’s death. 

In terms of monetary compensation, a PR of the decedent’s estate could pursue damages for the decedent’s funeral and burial expenses, pain, and suffering for the loss of the loved one, and economic support that was lost due to the decedent’s premature passing. An experienced Matthews wrongful death attorney can assist you with pursuing the necessary monetary compensation in a claim or lawsuit arising from a wrongful death. 

Speak to an Experienced Matthews Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Losing a loved one is never easy – most especially if the loved one’s death could have been prevented. At the Panchenko Law Firm, our compassionate legal team will do everything possible to help you pursue compensation for the losses and damages you sustained because of your loved one’s untimely death. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews wrongful death attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information.


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