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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina?

| Apr 26, 2010

Losing a beloved family member is emotionally devastating. It is a traumatic time for any individual or family to go through. However, what many people don't realize until it happens to them is that losing a loved one can also become a severe financial strain, especially if the deceased member of your family was a wage-earner or a primary breadwinner in your household.

If you have lost your loved one as a result of someone else's negligence in South Carolina, then you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Such claims can be filed under different circumstances. Your loved one could have died in an auto accident, a personal injury incident, an on-the-job accident or as the result of using a dangerous or defective product. If an individual or an entity caused your loved one's death because of their disregard or due to reckless action, then you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against that person or entity.

A wrongful death claim may be filed by the representative of the estate of the deceased. This requires going through the legal process of setting up an estate and appointing a representative, which may be someone such as a spouse, parent, or child of the victim. The damages that can usually be sought in wrongful death cases include medical or funeral expenses, lost future earnings, emotional distress, loss of love and companionship, and so on. No one can put a price tag on someone's life, which is why negotiating a claim for compensation can be a challenge.

You need the counsel and guidance of the experienced and skilled South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. We will help you through this tough and complex legal process and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your irreparable loss. Call us today at 1-800-849-SINK for more information about your potential South Carolina wrongful death claim.

The information relayed in this blog is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. The cases referenced and explained by the blog's author(s) are for informational purposes only and are not intended to imply that certain, or similar, results may be achieved in each client's case.

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