North Carolina Civil Attorney Salvatore Popolillo discusses wrongful death lawsuits and addresses some common concerns people often have.
- How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death.
Can you go to jail as the result of a wrongful death lawsuit?
No. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter, not a criminal one. Charges may be taken out as the result of the death, but they won’t result from the civil lawsuit.
What does a wrongful death settlement look like?
The beneficiaries are entitled to lost wages, funeral expenses, accumulated medical bills, some punitive damages, and sometimes emotional distress.
How do you prove emotional distress in court?
Emotional distress is proven through a combination of testimony by those affected and advocacy by an experienced attorney.
If you’ve lost a loved one through someone else’s negligence and you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, give one of our attorneys a call today.