NORTH CAROLINA – If a person is injured due to the negligence, fault or wrongful act or omission of another, that person may be able to bring a claim for their damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages, depending on the facts, circumstances and law involved. If that same person had a legally viable claim but then perished as a result of the sustained injuries caused from the negligent act, fault, wrongful act, or omission of another, a wrongful death claim may exist for the deceased's legal beneficiaries or under the deceased's estate. A skilled attorney can determine whether this claim exists, who can bring the claim, and how long you have under North Carolina law to bring the claim or file a lawsuit. Do not delay in learning your rights! It is important to remember that time deadlines apply to all legal claims. Failure to bring the required action in a timely fashion can result in the loss of your rights, so it is best to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you do not lose any rights.