Navigating the Legal Process: Steps to Take After a Wrongful Death in South Carolina

Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers represent individuals and families throughout South Carolina who have tragically lost their loved ones to the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another — also called wrongful death.

We understand that there is a potentially endless number of ways negligence can be responsible for the loss of life, including dangerous premises, drunk driving, and medical malpractice.

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We also know that you do not have to face the negligent person or party’s insurance provider alone when it is time to hold them accountable for their policyholder’s wrongdoing. We can help.

Here, we discuss the essential steps you should take after a wrongful death occurs so that together, we can move forward with pursuing the compensation you and your family deserve.

Step One: Confirm the Cause of Death with a Medical Professional

Depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s death, they may be taken to a hospital before they succumb to their injuries — a standard protocol after car accidents — which ties the incident to their loss of life.

If the death occurred due to a crime, accident, or suspicious circumstances, contact law enforcement authorities immediately. They will investigate the incident and document their findings, which can be valuable evidence in any legal proceedings.

If the death occurred suddenly, be sure to obtain a cause of death from the medical examiner if your culture allows an autopsy to take place.

These steps are crucial for documenting the cause and circumstances of death.

Step Two: Gather Crucial Evidence

If possible, gather evidence related to the circumstances of the death, including photos, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant documentation. This evidence may be critical in proving liability in a wrongful death case.

Step Three: Contact Our Experienced South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys

Contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina at (803)-258-6199 as soon as possible after the fatality occurs. This will allow us to help investigate the cause of death, preserve crucial evidence, and begin building your wrongful death claim without delay.

We understand that no amount of money will bring your loved one back. However, seeking compensation for their untimely and tragic death may give you and your family the time they need to grieve and heal while we pursue justice for the deceased.

We provide free consultations for all South Carolina personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We never charge legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.

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