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Seeking Justice in The Midst of Tragedy

Durham Wrongful Death Attorney

Seeking Justice for Grieving Families: Call (919) 701-8132

The death of a family member is tragic. Knowing that the person died because of someone’s carelessness or wrongdoing only compounds the grief. When this occurs, surviving beneficiaries are entitled to recover fair compensation for the loss of their loved one.

The law recognizes that wrongful death may be caused by negligence, carelessness and recklessness such as:

  • Tractor-trailer, semi-truck, and other vehicle collisions: These collisions can be violent, resulting in multiple deaths of innocent people. The at-fault drivers of personal and commercial vehicles should be held accountable
  • Drunk and Impaired driving:  Crashes caused by drunken and impaired drivers are a leading cause of wrongful deaths
  • Defective or dangerous products: Manufacturers should not make a profit at the expense of human lives

Helping Families Find Justice After a Fatal Crash

Motor vehicle crashes killed 1,441 persons in North Carolina in 2016 – a 4.4% increase from 2015. 198 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in North Carolina in 2016 – a 1.5% increase from 2015. Every one of those deaths had an emotional and financial impact on countless other people’s lives. Don Strickland works to make sure that the person responsible for the death of your loved one is held accountable.

Don Strickland has decades of experience with fatal accident cases, including:

  • Car accidents: Wearing a seatbelt makes you up to 45% less likely to die in an automobile accident, but the risk of death remains
  • Truck accidents: These occur on major highways like I-40, I-85 and I-95 as well as on city streets and country roads. The cause is often a fatigued and distracted driver
  • Motorcycle accidents: North Carolina has the eighth highest rate of motorcycle deaths in the country, according to a study by the American Automobile Association (AAA)

Leading factors that contribute to fatal accidents include driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, such as when a driver is texting, emailing, and using mobile devices while driving, and speeding which accounts for one-third of accident fatalities.

Damages for Wrongful Death Under North Carolina Law

If you have lost a loved one because of someone’s negligence and you are a beneficiary of the estate, you may be entitled to recover:

  • Medical costs associated with the death
  • Funeral and burial or cremation costs
  • Loss of the deceased’s expected future earnings
  • Other lost income, such as a retirement fund or pension
  • Loss of companionship, protection and care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Punitive damages

Call (919) 701-8132 or contact Don Strickland online to schedule a consultation.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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