ER Law: Trial Attorneys | Family & Personal Injury | Greensboro, NC

Rockingham County Wrongful Death Attorney

We Are Very Sorry If You Have Lost A Loved One Due To The Accidental Or Intentional Carelessness Or Negligence Of Another Person. Are You Looking For A Rockingham County Area Wrongful Death Attorney To Aggressively Represent You Or Your Family To Help Prevent A Similar Incident From Happening To Another? While It Cannot Bring Them Back, You Should Be Compensated For Your Loss.

The Unexpected Death Of A Loved One Is A Difficult Burden For The Family And Friends Left Behind. It Becomes Even Heavier If That Death Could Have Been Avoided. If It Turns Out That The Death Of A Person Could Have Been Avoided Because It Was Caused By The Negligence Of Another Person Or Party, Then A Wrongful Death Suit Can Be Filed By Our Experienced North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers.

Why Choose ER Law Trial Lawyers For Your Wrongful Death Case?

  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – Highly Rated on Google and 10.0 Superb Rating on respected legal site AVVO. See some of our client reviews below.
  • ​Accidents Don’t Wait for Business Hours – Neither do the right lawyers. You can call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • ​We Work on a Contingency Basis – Your initial consultation is FREE. You don’t pay until we win.
  • Our First Step is to Listen – ​We realize that calling us means there has been a significant change in your life. We respect that. Our first step is to listen to YOUR story and figure out how we can best help you.
  • ​​We Guide You Through The Process – We craft your legal game plan, and give you the details. No final decision is made without consulting you.
  • ​​Highly Responsive – We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • ​Empathy, Detail & Urgency – Your case is the center of your world. We work with empathy to ensure you feel heard, meticulous detail to ensure no aspect of your case is missed, and urgency to get you your money faster.
  • ​Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We’re sorry for what happened to you or your loved one. Unlike large firms, you’re not part of an assembly line. We really get to know you and your situation.
  • Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that everyone’s needs are unique. You are NOT just a file number. We make sure to give you and your case the attention you deserve.

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Should I Get A Lawyer for My Wrongful Death Case?

Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you could be experiencing pain, grief, suffering and discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected bills, time off work, and being confused about how to move forward.

Shouldn’t someone pay for what happened? Having a Personal Injury attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what you deserve and what is right.

Call ER Law Trial Lawyers for the Legal Representation You Deserve

When you’ve suffered an injury, selecting the right personal injury attorney in the Rockingham County area can make all the difference. Being involved in an accident can leave you reeling and vulnerable, and even your own insurance provider can seem more like an adversary than an ally. Our Attorneys recognize the gravity of your situation and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. We’re dedicated to getting maximum results for our clients. Our rigorous preparation ensures that every case is treated like it’s headed to trial, delivering the most favorable outcomes possible. Let us take care of your insurance claim so you can focus on healing and moving forward.

We look forward to helping you. It doesn’t cost you a penny for us to help you.

What to do if you’ve been injured in an accident:

  1. Report your accident to the appropriate authorities ASAP. Whether this is the police, an employer, a store employee, or a supervisor. Get medical treatment for any injuries you have sustained, don’t “shake it off.” Some injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or internal injuries, can have delayed symptoms. The sooner you can receive medical attention, the better for your health and your case.
  2. ​Collect as much information as possible. You or someone you trust should attempt to get information from any involved parties. Important information can be the names of all parties involved and any eyewitnesses. If you were in a car crash, get the other driver’s insurance information too.
  3. ​Take photographs. Photograph the scene, your injuries, the causing factors of the accident, and anything you think may be relevant. If you were injured on someone’s property due to a dangerous condition, take photos of the dangerous condition.
  4. ​Get copies of all relevant documents. This can include police reports, incident reports, medical documents, and communications with insurance companies.

The more information you have about your case, the stronger your claim will be. If you were injured due to another’s carelessness, contact our experienced North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about filing a claim.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in North Carolina

Most Wrongful Death Claims are Subject to a 2-Year Statute of Limitations: You must file a claim within 2 years of the date of death. However, if a claim would be barred by another statute of limitations -had the victim survived- you may not file a claim. Our Rockingham County personal injury attorneys will help you secure the evidence, build a case, and take the right steps to maximize your recovery.

Personal injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct can be life-altering. You were healthy and vibrant one minute, and you were dealing with painful injuries, doctors’ appointments, and lost wages the next. Then, there is the emotional toll caused by your personal injury. You might feel angry at the person that caused the injury and depressed and anxious about your physical and financial issues.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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What is Wrongful Death?

The legal definition of wrongful death is the death of a person due to the reckless, negligent, or even deliberate act of a person or entity. Such a case has four considerations:

  • The death of a human being
  • ​The death was caused by a person, group of people, organization, or other entity through negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or omissions
  • ​The surviving family of the deceased must demonstrate financial suffering caused by the unexpected death of the deceased
  • ​The family must appoint a personal representative of the estate of the deceased

In other words, a wrongful death is when what would have been a personal injury leads to a person’s death instead. A personal injury is an injury caused by another person’s negligence. Some examples include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, intentional killings, aviation accidents, deaths due to defective products, dog bites, and many others. If they, or other types of personal injuries, lead to someone’s death, then a wrongful death suit can be filed. A wrongful death suit can also be filed if the victim’s death resulted from intentional misconduct. In such cases, the perpetrator may also face criminal charges related to the death, but a wrongful death suit is separate and different.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death


  • Traffic Accidents (distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, etc.)
  • ​Defective Products
  • ​Medical Malpractice (misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical error/s)
  • ​Premises Accidents
  • ​Industrial Accidents
  • ​Construction Site Accidents
  • ​Work-Related Accidents / Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Conditions or Substances
  • ​Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • ​Fires
  • ​Public Transportation and Aviation Accidents (Boat, Airplane, Subway, Bus)
  • ​Criminal Actions including Blatant Violence, Shootings, or Stabbings
  • ​Birth Injuries

Not all Wrongful Death lawsuits will arise from the above scenarios. Contacting our Rockingham County Wrongful Death attorneys will allow us to evaluate your case and see if you have a claim.

Types of Personal Injury Accident Cases We Assist You With:

Motor vehicle accidents
Trucking accidents
Premises accidents
Pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents
Wrongful Death
Workplace injury claims

We can also represent family members who have lost loved ones in any of the accident types listed above.

Contributory Negligence In Wrongful Death Cases

North Carolina is one of only 4 states that still hold onto the contributory negligence doctrine. This means that, even if it resulted in death, if your loved one had any part in the accident causing the death, your claims to compensation are null and void. Our experienced Injury Attorneys will look at the details of your case and create the best plan to recover your compensation.

We can help you recover the maximum compensation that you deserve. This can be used to help pay for lost wages, your medical bills and any pain and suffering you may have experienced as a result of the accident.

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Their Experience

“My case was a favorable decision and I want others to know that he is a good attorney. If you want someone to listen to you and give you the best advice call Attorney Eric Richardson,” “I felt that his rates were fair and he did not run up the bill but get it reasonable,” “extremely personable, informative, and compassionate,” His ability to listen and communicate with you is amazing; as well as, making sure you totally understand what is said,” “His professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to his clients is unmatched, and I feel fortunate to have had him on my side during this difficult time,” “He accomplished what I thought would be next to impossible, in a fairly short amount of time,” “I felt like I was in the most knowledgeable and capable hands possible,” “In a time where life was changing it was great to have the support of not only Eric, but his entire firm,” “responsive, compassionate about the case presented and ultimately got the desired results” “Their calm and professional manner helped me become more level headed when I needed it most” “great advocate for you and gives you all sides to consider before moving forward,” “I had a fantastic experience working with ER Law. Every communication I had was easy, clear, and expedient,” “With their help, I could breathe again, knowing my case was in good hands,” “I couldn’t have achieved the great outcome I had without his hard work & quick attention.”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

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What To Do Now

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and get the compensation you or your loved one deserves. Call our office at (336) 904-9000(336) 904-9000 with questions and a description of your situation to see if we can assist or to schedule a consultation. Or you may simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office, and you can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours of the same day. All information you share is confidential.

Our Location

We help families in Rockingham County and the surrounding areas.

Locally, people come to us from Oakridge, Ruffin, Summerfield, Seagrove, Staley, McLeansville, Wentsworth, and throughout Guilford County.

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