Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyers in South Carolina
But when our clients believe their loss was the result of negligence, the confusion and trauma of how something like this could happen are exceptionally overwhelming, and we want to help them rebuild their lives by pursuing the liable party for the financial recovery they may be entitled to for their damages.
Our wrongful death attorneys are available for free consultations and case assessments to help you determine if the loss of your loved one was caused by negligence and to outline the strategic legal approach we will take to prove it, so you and your surviving family members can fully grieve while we handle the details of your case.
Call us today at 803-548-2468. to discuss your case with our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in South Carolina and learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent person or party responsible for your financial recovery.
How Can I Prove the Loss of My Loved One Was Wrongful Death?
Your legal ability to hold a person liable for the death of your loved one requires swift action to ensure potentially important evidence is maintained, which will allow our skilled South Carolina attorneys to hold the individual or party responsible for your loss through the pursuit of financial recovery.
First, we must determine whether your loss meets the legal threshold for pursuing a wrongful death claim.
That requires proving:
- The action or inaction that caused your loved one’s death was committed by a person who was responsible for their safety.
- The responsibility for their safety was breached intentionally, recklessly, or negligently.
- The breach of that duty of care led to your loved one’s death.
- The result of your loved one’s death led to financial damages.
The sooner we can get to work on your case, the quicker we can begin building your personal injury claim for success. Contact our wrongful death attorneys in South Carolina today to learn more during a free consultation.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in South Carolina?
When negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the ways people can get hurt. When that negligence results in the loss of life, families must first deal with the emotional pain of the event and are often doubly traumatized by the financial damages that follow.
Some of the most common South Carolina wrongful death scenarios may include:
- Auto accidents caused by negligent drivers who were intoxicated, distracted, speeding, or recklessly operating a vehicle during the collision
- Acts of violence/criminal behavior
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability accidents, including slips and falls, dog bites and attacks, and lack of security
- Truck accidents
- Vehicle manufacturer defects
- Workplace accidents
While many of these wrongful death scenarios may rise to the level of criminal charges, David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers will pursue your claim in civil court, which has a lesser burden of proof than criminal proceedings. Even if the negligent party is found not guilty in a criminal court in cases where both civil and criminal complaints apply they may still be liable for our client’s financial recovery requirements.
Who Can File a South Carolina Wrongful Death Claim?
Certain family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim when we can prove their loved one’s loss was caused by negligence.
Eligible family members may include the surviving spouse, children, parents, or other legal heirs if the previous relationships do not exist.
If you believe you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, contact our skilled attorneys in South Carolina today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case to discuss the compensation you may be entitled to for your loss.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Wrongful Death Claim?
All wrongful death cases are unique, and so is the financial recovery each eligible family may pursue for their losses.
David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers evaluate each unique case to pursue customized legal solutions for our clients, so they know we are listening to the details of how their loved one’s loss affected their livelihoods — now and going forward.
Common financial recovery options in South Carolina wrongful death cases may include:
- Medical bills and other expenses incurred before death
- Physical pain suffered by the victim before their death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of care, companionship, and protection
- Loss of experience, knowledge, and judgment
If you have lost a loved one and are unsure how to prove their death was caused by negligence, we may be able to help you sort through the details, facts, and circumstances of your case to build a case that allows us to pursue the financial recovery you are entitled to for your tragic loss.
We understand that no amount of money will bring your loved one back, but it may help you and your family cope with your loss by giving you the time you need to fully grieve without financial worry.
Contact Our South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today
If you lost a loved one because of another’s negligent actions or inaction, contact our skilled wrongful death attorneys in South Carolina at David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers today at 803-548-2468. We provide free consultations for all South Carolina residents, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.