North Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney

Documents to Gather

If you believe that your loved one is a victim of a wrongful death, you may be entitled to protection and compensation under state law. You can depend on an experienced North Carolina wrongful death lawyer at Lanier Law Group, P.A. to work hard to help you and your family seek the justice you may deserve.

List of Documents

Before we get started on your case, it will be helpful (and for some things, necessary) to provide us with the following information and items:

  • Decedent's federal and state income tax returns for the five years preceding his/her death
  • Federal estate tax return filed in decedent's estate
  • Decedent's birth certificate (if available)
  • Decedent's death certificate
  • Autopsy report of decedent (if available)
  • Decedent's military discharge papers (if available and applicable)
  • Any obtainable photographs of decedent (not limited to those directly related to the wrongful death incident in question):
    • Recent family portrait
    • Pictures with family and friends
    • Photographs pertaining to the accident in which decedent received fatal injuries
    • Photographs documenting decedent's personal history and accomplishments
    • Pictures of decedent's funeral, headstone, etc.
    • Any other photographs that would help convey a feeling of what kind of a person your loved one was as well as showing his or her interactions with family, friends, relatives and coworkers
  • Testamentary letters or letters of administration of the person appointed as the personal representative of decedent's estate
  • Letters of guardianship of any person appointed as guardian of any orphaned children
  • Decedent's marriage certificate
  • Decedent's last will and testament (if any)
  • Bills and statements pertaining to the decedent's funeral or burial expenses
  • Company documents or other outlines of fringe benefits, pensions or retirement plans of decedent's employer
  • Decedent's employment contract or union contract (if applicable)
  • Any awards, plaques, citations, honors or other recognition received by the decedent
  • Sympathy cards and letters of sympathy received as a result of decedent's death
  • Special correspondence or writings by the decedent
  • Obituary notices you may have received or that were published in newspapers
  • Documentary evidence that verifies the decedent shared a portion of income with a spouse or partner
  • A sampling or list of any items that decedent may have made (e.g., hobbies, crafts, woodworking, needlepoint, canning, paintings, etc.)

Contact a North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyer

The loss of a loved one is a devastating, tragic event, and nothing can be said, done, or paid to replace that loss. At our firm, we believe that the person responsible for your loss should be held accountable for his or her actions. We will work with you and your family to help you take whatever legal action is in your best interest.

To arrange a free, private consultation, please contact a North Carolina wrongful death attorney at our offices.