When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, it can devastate your family emotionally and financially. When someone else’s actions are to blame for his death, get a powerful advocate to fight for justice.
A wrongful death lawyer in Summerville, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation for the damages you and your loved one suffered. We will fight to get you the maximum compensation available, as quickly as possible.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Summerville, call (888) 612-7001
Now Handling All Types of Wrongful Death Cases
No matter how your loved one died, the victim’s heirs have the legal right to pursue compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Our firm has fought for our clients for more than 40 years, helping them obtain the compensation they deserve.
We handle all types of Summerville wrongful death cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Moped accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Job-related accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Animal bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
A lawyer will work aggressively to resolve your case as quickly as possible. A settlement cannot bring your loved one back. However, it does help provide a secure future and offset the financial hardship you experienced as a result of the death.
In most cases, a lawyer will pursue legal action through the at-fault party’s insurance company. We build the strongest, most persuasive case on your behalf and negotiate to obtain a fair financial settlement. Our attorneys have resolved more than 40,000 cases in our firm’s history. Let us put our track record to work for you today.
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Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Fight for Justice for You
Our wrongful death attorneys in Summerville, SC, understand what it takes to resolve your case as quickly as possible. We protect your legal rights and fight tirelessly to recover every dollar you deserve for your losses. Our services to you include:
Investigating and Preparing Your Claim
We begin by using our resources to thoroughly investigate your claim. We obtain evidence and documentation to support your case. Once we complete our investigation and case preparation, we submit your claim to the insurance company and initiate the negotiation process.
Negotiating a Fair Settlement
Our legal team uses our advanced negotiation skills to ensure a fair settlement for your damages. We push the insurance company to negotiate in good faith and insist on a fair offer of settlement. If the insurance company will not negotiate or make a fair settlement offer, we discuss your options for taking further action.
Filing Legal Action
Although most cases settle before going to court, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and fight for you in the courtroom. Throughout the process, our lawyers are by your side, helping navigate this complex legal process.
We are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are there to answer your questions and provide updates and information about your case.
Determining the Value of Your Summerville, SC, Wrongful Death Claim
Before determining the value of your wrongful death claim, we must determine which family member is eligible to file the claim under S.C. Code § 15-51-20. To then establish the value of your claim, we will identify the damages you and your loved one suffered as a result of his accident.
Although the damages you can recover depend on the details of your case, you may be entitled to pursue:
- The victim’s medical bills
- Funeral and interment costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost love, guidance, and companionship
- Future lost wages and benefits
- Future lost inheritance
- Future lost assistance
- Other current and future financial losses
- Emotional trauma
We use supporting evidence to document your actual damages, which may include:
- Medical records
- Wage and income records
- Expert opinions and testimony
Expert opinions of lawyers help us build the strongest possible case on your behalf and ensure we collect every dollar you deserve for your losses. For example, we may use the opinion of economics experts to determine and support the value of future lost income.
Once a Summerville wrongful death lawyer from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers establishes the value of your claim, we must identify the at-fault party and demonstrate liability for your damages.
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Establishing Liability for Your Wrongful Death Claim
The final step in the process is establishing fault and liability for your loved one’s death.
Our legal team carefully analyzes the details of the case and obtains evidence indicating which party (or parties) caused the accident or incident in question. This may require information including the following:
- Police reports
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Safety records
- Accident scene photos
- Accident scene reconstruction
- Subject matter expert testimony
Once we demonstrate fault, we have to establish liability. To accomplish this, we must demonstrate the following:
Duty of Care
The defendant had a duty (a legal obligation) to act in a reasonable manner to avoid subjecting the victim to undue harm.
Breach of Duty
The defendant breached this duty of care, either through negligence, carelessness, recklessness, etc., and, by failing to uphold this obligation, acted in a way that subjected the victim to harm.
The defendant’s breach of duty directly caused the accident or incident in question and, as a result, caused the victim’s fatal injuries.
As the cause of the victim’s injuries, the defendant is responsible for all damages that resulted.
The evidence we use to support your claim depends on the nature of the victim’s injuries and the circumstances leading to his death. We may call on the opinions or testimony of experts in the medical field as well as safety experts and others with advanced knowledge in a particular field of specialization.
Complimentary Consultation for Summerville Wrongful Death Clients
Before you make any decisions about your case, sign any documents, or provide a statement to the insurance company, contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers for a no-cost consultation.
We understand how confusing and devastating this time can be and are here to help. Call now or fill out our online form for a free consultation to learn more about how a wrongful death lawyer serving Summerville can help you.