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Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death occurs when someone's intentional or unintentional actions cause the death of another person. This could arise from negligence, medical malpractice, car accidents, premise liability, animal attacks, or slip and falls. The law accords the victim's representative financial compensation to recompense the loss of the surviving family members.  Here, we answer a few general questions about filing a wrongful death claim in North Carolina. 

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Division of Award in a Wrongful Death Suit

As we explained previously, a wrongful death claim is one made by the personal representative of the decedent against the party allegedly responsible for the victim's death. If successful, the plaintiff will be awarded damages as determined by the jury or a settlement. How will these damages be divided?

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Safety in Highway Work Zones

Tragically, during the national Work Zone Awareness Week, Department of Transportation worker William “Grey” Bailey was hit and killed in Wayne County while working on the median of U.S. Highway 70. He left behind a wife and two 18-month old twin daughters. State troopers claim that the 28-year-old driver who hit Grey was impaired; she had two children with her in the car and has since been charged with child endangerment, DWI, and felony death by vehicle.

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North Carolina Employer Insurance Information Made Private

On behalf of Melrose Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

According to the laws of North Carolina, employers with three or more employees are supposed to insure their workers in the event of work-related injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes employees learn the hard way that their employers have been negligent and they will not receive any workers' compensation benefits, such as the ironic case of a workers' compensation fraud investigator working for an employee who did not insure him.

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Truck Accident In North Carolina Scatters Logs On Road

On behalf of Melrose Law posted in Truck Accidents on Monday, October 8, 2012

State and federal laws regulate the trucking industry strictly-everything from the size of the truck to the driver's working hours are closely monitored to ensure truck accidents do not take place. A truck accident is devastating not only for the vehicles involved, but if the truck is transporting something flammable or heavy, it may also endanger the lives of other drivers.

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Thousands Of Dollars Lost, Injuries Suffered In Truck Accident

On behalf of Melrose Law posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, November 23, 2012

A truck collision may leave many things in its wake, including fatalities, injuries, spills and traffic issues. But very rarely does one hear of an accident scattering money across the street, which is what happened in a recent North Carolina crash involving a Brinks truck and another vehicle.

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Medical Malpractice Suit Against Four In Son's Death During Birth

On behalf of Melrose Law posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, October 26, 2012

The birth of a child is a momentous occasion, one that carries with it tremendous happiness and anxiety simultaneously. All parents wait and hope that the birth of their new family member will be safe and without complications. North Carolina parents place their trust in the hands of their doctors to ensure things go smoothly. Unfortunately, one doctor's mistake or surgical error can lead to devastating complications that could result in a medical malpractice suit.

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Hospital Negligence May Lead To Overdose Of Common Painkiller

On behalf of Melrose Law posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When North Carolina residents are admitted to a hospital, they may be worried about whether they will be okay or the outcome of a surgical procedure. Many people do not think about medical malpractice until something goes wrong.

A new study brings to light that one in every 15 hospital patients in two Boston hospitals gets more than the maximum daily dosage of acetaminophen, at least one time. The maximum daily dose is in place to avoid liver damage in patients.

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North Carolina Traffic Fatalities Increased By 4 Percent In 2012

On behalf of Melrose Law posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

As a state, North Carolina averages a shocking 205 car crashes per 100 million miles traveled. A recent report issued by AAA dissected this figure to determine which counties saw the most collisions in 2012 and the results showed that the same four counties topped the list for the third time in a row. In fact, one county was seeing its fifth consecutive year at the top of the list of the most dangerous counties in North Carolina with regard to vehicle accidents.


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