Wrongful Death



If someone is injured as a result of negligence and dies as a result of those injuries, the Administrator of the Estate may bring a claim for wrongful death. The claim is brought on behalf of those family members who would be entitled to inherit from the Estate. North Carolina law allows a recovery for the economic loss that is incurred as a result of the death as well as a recovery for the conscious pain and suffering experienced by the deceased.

A wrongful death under North Carolina law is a death caused by a “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another person, for which the injured individual could have recovered damages from the at-fault person, had the injured individual survived. 

Circumstances in which a wrongful death can occur include but are not limited to the following:

  • Car accident
  • Premises liability accident
  • Product liability accident
  • Medical malpractice 

If your loved one suffered a wrongful death please call Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC - The Heavy Hitters® Today at 800-LAW-0804 (800-529-0804).


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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you are devastated not only by what has happened, but by the effect that the injury or loss has had on you and your family. At this difficult time, you need an experienced team that will support you through your road to recovery. Call Tatum & Atkinson today!