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Is it Worth Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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Pros and cons on a scale

The time has come. It’s time to discuss whether or not you should file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one. This is a difficult conversation to have, but we’re here to aid you with some pros and cons of filing a lawsuit like this.


Pain & Suffering

Bringing up a traumatic event can trigger a wave of emotions. Having to relive that pain is not something you want to go through, but it’s essential to know that you have time. In the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of your loved one’s death. Take some time to heal, and then reconsider your options when you’re ready.


Wrongful death lawsuits can take a while to settle. Depending on the complexities of your case, it can take anywhere between one to five years to settle. We feel it’s important to disclose an estimated length of wrongful death cases so you can be mentally and emotionally prepared for what’s to come.


Recovered Compensation

A benefit that makes a tremendous difference is receiving compensation to cover hospital bills, lost income, funeral expenses, and even emotional losses. This can be a way for you to provide for your family for the time being while you get yourself back on your feet.


If you have the ability to hold someone accountable for their negligence, you should do it. A wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, but it will provide you with peace of mind knowing the negligent party is being held legally responsible. This can help you have a sense of closure to end this difficult chapter of your life.


A lawsuit like this is hard to deal with as you don’t want to relive the pain of losing your loved one. We hope that you carefully consider these insights and contact a professional if you have any concerns about your next steps. The team at Lanier Law Group, P.A. is here to assist you with any wrongful death needs. When you're ready, give us a call at (855) 757-4204 or visit our website to get started on your consultation.