Britton Law, P.A.
Free Consultation For Injury Cases
Due to precautions related to COVID-19, remote consultations via teleconferencing, Facetime or Skype are available. Please contact our office to discuss if this option is appropriate for your situation. Let’s all stay healthy and safe.

North Carolina murder case spawns a wrongful death lawsuit

The criminal justice system exists to punish the offender for the damage done to society. At the same time, the civil court system is there to try and make people whole after they have been the victim of a crime or violation of some kind.

This is true for crimes as grave as murder, as the estates of victims may sue a person suspected of causing their death. If someone's negligence was a factor in a traffic accident, for example, that person may be liable for wrongful death. Someone who consciously or maliciously created circumstances leading to death, the same would be true.

The mother of a woman who died more than a year ago is suing the man suspected of her murder. Prosecutors believed the defendant in the case caused the death of his wife through the use of poison then filed an insurance claim on her life.

A judge ordered an injunction which prevents the man from spending any of the money from the claim, as well as any other survivor's benefits until the case is resolved. A list of items bought with the proceeds of the life insurance payout is also required of the defendant, as the plaintiff believes he used the money for vacations and mortgage payments.

Anyone with a case for wrongful death after the passing of a relative or other connected person may contact legal representation about the possibility of a lawsuit. The estate or representative of a victim is empowered to engage an attorney to file a suit in civil court if a person's actions can be connected to a death.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Us An Email. We’ll Listen.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Britton Law, P.A.
2850 Village Drive, Suite 206
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Toll Free: 888-811-9738
Phone: 910-401-3356
Fayetteville Law Office Map

Britton Law, P.A. Office

Call Our Law Firm:

910-401-3356 ~or~ 888-811-9738
North Carolina murder case spawns a wrongful death lawsuit | Britton Law, P.A.