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When a loved one has been killed in a fatal accident, you are sure to experience a range of unpleasant emotions. During this trying period of your life, you need the time and the space to grieve. But you and your family also need to be made whole. If your loved one was killed due to the negligence of another party, you may be facing an uphill battle proving negligence and obtaining the compensation you need and deserve.

If an insurance company representing the person who caused the accident contacts you and tries to offer you an immediate settlement, we would recommend that you wait to make a decision. You deserve the time to grieve the loss of your loved one and to speak with our Salisbury wrongful death lawyers to gain some advice on what steps are available to you. Insurance companies often offer much lower settlement amounts than what you and your family deserve, hoping you will settle quickly before you have time to think about all your options. We can help you determine the fairness of an offer.

Our team of respected wrongful death lawyers in Salisbury is here to help. Get in touch today at 704-377-3770.

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Why Choose Our Salisbury Wrongful Death Attorneys to Represent Your Family?

Sumwalt Anderson Has the Experience You Need

Wrongful death cases can be quite complex. With decades of cumulative experience standing up for the rights of people just like you, Sumwalt Anderson is committed to obtaining an optimal result in your wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys have the experience you need for a wrongful death case:

  • Mark Sumwalt: A Rock Hill native, Mark is our senior attorney and a leading legal professional in the area with hundreds of successful cases under his belt. His expertise and professionalism have made the Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm a respected legal institution.
  • Richard L. Anderson: Always reliable and up to date on the facts of the cases he has litigated, Richard has rapidly earned the distinction of being one of the most well reviewed personal injury attorneys in Salisbury. His dedication to client service and personal touch have delivered victory in cases that were thought to be hopeless.

Here’s a brief glimpse of what a good wrongful death attorney in Salisbury, NC, can do for you:

  • Navigate the legal system: Our first task is to give you the time and space you need by dealing with the legal system for you.
  • Medical expenses: The compensation you need may include medical expenses for surviving victims of the accident that killed your loved one.
  • Funeral costs: Funerals are costly, and you need to be compensated for the cost of providing a worthy tribute to your lost loved one.
  • Lost income: During the grieving and recovery process, you may understandably be unable to work. You need to be compensated for these losses as well.
  • Property damage: Finally, if any of your personal property was damaged in the event that wrongfully ended your loved one’s life, you must also be compensated for the value of that property.

How Our Salisbury Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help Your Family

Our Salisbury Wrongful Death Attorneys Will Support You Throughout the Case

Wrongful death cases can be extremely hard on the surviving family members, and our Salisbury wrongful death attorneys understand this. Consequently, our goal is to make sure we support you and your family as much as possible, always seeking to remove as much of the stress of this situation as we can.

  • Legal support: We take over all the legal aspects of your case, including speaking with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Emotional support: When you feel like the situation regarding your loved one’s death is simply too much to handle, trust that we are standing by your side and supporting you.
  • Seeking all avenues for claims: We will file a wrongful death claim for you, but we also may seek punitive damages or a survival action, depending on the circumstances in the case.
  • Investigation: When some uncertainties exist in your case about the cause of the death of your loved one, trust that we will fully investigate the facts in the case and will argue that someone else’s negligence caused the fatal accident.

When you would like to discuss – for free – your options for making a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, call Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm today at 704-377-3770.

Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in Salisbury, NC, Help You Understand How the Case Works

Through the Explanations of Our Salisbury Wrongful Death Attorneys, We Can Head Off Arguments

Unfortunately, some family members of a deceased loved one want to constantly argue about who would receive any payouts from the wrongful death claim. This creates significant frustration, as no one wants to have disagreements over money at a time when you are trying to heal from the devastating loss of your loved one. Our Salisbury wrongful death attorneys will fully explain who is eligible to file this type of lawsuit and which family members receive the wrongful death settlement money.

North Carolina state statutes § 29-14 and § 29-15 clearly define how money from this type of claim must be distributed. This removes uncertainty and can give your family some peace of mind if long-lost relatives suddenly show up and expect to receive a piece of the settlement money. Additionally, by hiring our team to represent you, we can manage the distribution of the funds for you, ensuring it goes smoothly. Having us on your side means you do not have to deal with dividing the funds after the successful conclusion of the case.

Common Questions That Clients Have for Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Salisbury

FAQ About Wrongful Death Claims

When clients come to our Salisbury wrongful death lawyers to discuss their case, they often are unsure how to proceed. This can be a highly confusing time for surviving family members as they struggle to decide what to do next. After you hire us, you can count on our Salisbury wrongful death attorneys to take the time to answer all your questions. Here are some of the most common questions our team receives from clients, along with our answers.

How do I know if my family can file a wrongful death case?

Typically, if another person made a mistake that resulted in a fatal accident, you could file a claim on behalf of your deceased loved one. Our Salisbury wrongful death attorneys also can help you decide if you have a case.

Will your wrongful death attorneys in Salisbury, NC, help my family decide who should file the claim?

Typically, the executor of the decedent’s estate files the lawsuit. If there is no executor named, the court can appoint a surviving family member. Our wrongful death attorneys in Salisbury, NC, can help you figure out who should file the lawsuit.

Will your wrongful death lawyers in Salisbury file a survival action on behalf of my loved one?

Some wrongful death lawsuits involve a situation where the victim survives the accident for several days or weeks before dying. Our wrongful death lawyers in Salisbury can seek a survival action in this situation. This is an award for the pain and suffering your loved one had before passing away.

Our Salisbury wrongful death attorneys know the importance of spending time with our clients, answering their questions, and supporting them emotionally at the same time we are working on the legal aspects of the case. If you have additional questions, contact Sumwalt Anderson today at 704-377-3770 to discuss your case.

Attorney Mark Sumwalt

Mark Sumwalt is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina who has practiced law in Charlotte since 1981, primarily in the field of worker’s compensation. He has litigated hundreds of cases to decision all over the state and handled many significant appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, particularly in the area of attendant care. [ Attorney Bio ]

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millionRecovered for a construction worker from Texas who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury following a fall from a roof while working on a job site in Charlotte, NC. Learn more.
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    Our team of Salisbury wrongful death attorneys knows just how challenging it can be to think about trying to win a financial award in a wrongful death lawsuit at the same time you are grieving the loss of your beloved family member. We know that some people do not want to think about filing this type of lawsuit, as they believe it will be too painful to have to relive the memory of the fatal accident throughout the claim process.

    When your loved one has been killed in an accident due to the negligence of another, you may never truly be made whole. Still, you require compensation for your pain and expenses. That’s what we do here at Sumwalt Anderson Law. Money alone certainly can’t truly compensate you for the emotional pain of the fatal accident. But it can allow you to have an easier time financially, going forward.

    Call Sumwalt Anderson as soon as possible at 704-377-3770 to discuss your case for free. You are under no obligation to go forward with a wrongful death case or to hire us after this consultation.