Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience. While financial recovery can’t take away the pain of losing a loved one, it can ease your financial hardships.
If your loved one passed away in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a Charleston wrongful death lawyer from our firm could pursue compensation. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers offers free case reviews if you’re interested in exploring your options. During our discussion, we can talk more about how we’ll seek a settlement on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Charleston, call 843-628-0100
Situations That Can Result in Wrongful Death
Our law firm focuses on many practice areas. You may have lost your family member in a(n):
- Motor vehicle accident
- Instance of medical malpractice
- Instance of nursing home abuse or neglect
- Workplace accident
- Slip and fall
- Accident caused by a defective product
- Incident where they were exposed to a toxic chemical
- Dog attack
Each of these situations come with their own challenges. Yet, we don’t shy away from tough legal battles. Using our network of resources, we can establish the validity of your case and seek damages accordingly.
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The Statute of Limitations on South Carolina Wrongful Death Lawsuits
We settle most wrongful death cases during settlement negotiations, but sometimes, lawsuits are necessary to secure compensation. S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 generally gives you three years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you miss this deadline, the court likely won’t allow you to continue with your case. We recommend contacting us as soon as you’re ready to take legal action.
We Will Calculate and Seek These Damages
After losing a loved one, South Carolina law allows you to seek compensation for both your financial and emotional losses. The value of your case will depend on your situation, including the cost of your loved one’s medical expenses.
Your compensable losses may comprise:
Examples of potential losses recoverable in a wrongful death case include:
- Medical bills and related costs
- The decedent’s lost income
- Lost future income and benefits
- Accident-related property damages (if applicable)
- Out-of-pocket financial losses
South Carolina also allows you to collect compensation to cover any expenses related to your loved one’s funeral and burial.
You can also seek recovery for your emotional losses. Examples include:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance and support
- Mental anguish
The courts might award punitive damages if the other party acted egregiously. These damages are intended to punish the defendant for their actions and make an example to would-be offenders.
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How Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Handle Your Claim or Lawsuit
If you enlist our help, we will work hard to secure a fair outcome. We will manage all communications with the at-fault party and their insurance company, investigate the incident and what caused it, and build a strong case.
Our goal is to recover the cost of your past, present, and future losses. We’ve resolved over 40,000 cases in 40 years, and now, we’re ready to work for you.1
You Can Get the Answers to These Questions During Your Free Case Review
Your first case review is a chance to meet our team, explain your situation, and perhaps, most importantly, get answers to your most pressing questions. We can answer these questions during our discussion:
- How long will it take to “win” my case?
- What types of outcomes have you secured for previous clients?
- How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
- What are the benefits of working with a wrongful death lawyer in Charleston?
- Do I really need a lawyer?
- How much can I expect to recover?
Here are some questions we can answer right now:
What Do We Need to Prove in Your Wrongful Death Case?
Our lawyers in Charleston need to prove that your loved one lost their life because of another party’s negligence to collect an award.
Negligence can take many forms. For instance, a motorist acts negligently by speeding. A medical professional acts negligently by administering the wrong treatment. We will look for evidence that proves your case.
Only some parties can file this kind of lawsuit. Your lawyer will explain who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina.
What’s My Case Worth?
Your case’s value depends on your situation. The following factors will play a role in your case’s overall value:
- Your loved one’s necessary medical care
- The cost of their funeral
- The details of their passing
- Their quality of life before their passing
- Whether they contributed to the incident
We may also consider whether your loved one had any minor children.
Will I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit to Recover Compensation?
We resolve many of our cases through insurance negotiations. However, if the insurer refuses to settle, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit. With our team on your side, you don’t have to worry about litigation. Our personal injury lawyers will file your case, manage all communications, and fight for a fair court award.
How Long Will it Take to Resolve My Case?
Our firm serving Charleston doesn’t resolve wrongful death cases overnight, and lawyers who do aren’t looking out for claimants’ best interests. Your lawyer will want to give your wrongful death case the time and attention it deserves. This means scrutinizing pieces of evidence, verifying certain information, and weighing your options.
Your case’s progression depends on a myriad of factors. It could take days, weeks, months, or years to resolve your situation. You can rest assured that along the way, our personal injury firm will provide you with updates on your case’s progression.
Discuss Your Case with Our Wrongful Death Team Today
The wrongful death attorneys from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers offer free case reviews to those interested in exploring their options. We want to help you recover money for your case-related losses.
We will be glad to explain the entire process during your complimentary consultation with a member of our team. Call us at (843) 628-0100 to discuss your case at no risk or obligation.