If you lost a loved one due to injuries caused by another party, you have the right to recover compensation for your damages including funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income.
A wrongful death lawyer in Hilton Head Island, SC, from George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers can help you fight to hold the at-fault party accountable. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review.
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We Handle All Types of Hilton Head Island Wrongful Death Cases
Under S.C. Code § 15-51-20, spouses, children, and other family members may be able to bring forth a wrongful death claim. The Hilton Head Island wrongful death lawyers at our firm assist clients with all types of cases, including those caused by:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Moped accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse
- Dangerous drugs
- Construction accidents
We investigate and document your case to identify the at-fault party and prove their liability for your loved one’s fatal injuries. We assist you with every aspect of your case, providing compassionate legal representation tailored to your needs.
For more than 40 years, our personal injury law firm has fought for our clients and their right to recover compensation for the loss of a loved one.
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Calculating Your Wrongful Death Claim Value
To determine the value of your claim, our team investigates your case to identify your economic and non-economic damages. You may have the right to recover damages that include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Funeral expenses
- Future income and benefits losses
- Grief and sorrow
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Lost society and companionship
We use complex formulas to calculate future lost income and other damages. We support our finding of value using wage and income statements and opinions from experts in the field of economics.
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Prove Fault and Liability for Your Wrongful Death Case
Once we establish the value of your damages, our legal team will identify all parties who caused or contributed to your loved one’s fatal injuries. We will substantiate our conclusions with information that may include:
- Accident reports
- Photos or videos from the scene
- Statements from witnesses and other involved parties
- Safety records
- Medical records
- Subject matter expert testimony
Once we establish fault for your loved one’s injuries, we must demonstrate the following elements to prove liability for the resulting damages.
- Duty of care: We must demonstrate that the at-fault party owed the victim a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner to avoid subjecting them to harm.
- Breach of duty: We must demonstrate that the at-fault party breached their duty to act reasonably and through their actions or inactions subjected the victim to harm.
- Causation: We must demonstrate that the victim suffered fatal injuries due to the at-fault party’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions to render the at-fault party liable for any damages that resulted.
- Damages: We will demonstrate that your damages include physical, emotional, and/or economic damages that resulted from the victim’s fatal injuries.
Our legal team will build the strongest, most persuasive case possible on your behalf to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.
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A Hilton Head Island Wrongful Death Lawyer Will Fight for You
With more than 40,000 resolved cases in our firm’s history, the wrongful death attorneys in Hilton Head Island at George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers know how to help you recover compensation for your damages.
We provide full-service legal representation customized to fit your needs. Our services to you include:
Investigating and Documenting Your Case
Our legal team takes the time to conduct a thorough investigation of your loved one’s fatal accident. We obtain evidence and documentation to support your claim to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Establishing Fault and Liability for Wrongful Death
We identify the party or parties who caused your loved one’s death and establish their liability for the resulting damages. We demonstrate the critical legal elements of a personal injury case to ensure we hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.
Handling All the Details of Your Case
You have enough to worry about during this challenging time. We take care of every aspect of your case and communicate with all parties on your behalf. This helps us protect your legal rights and allows you to focus on your family and your future.
Negotiating With the Insurance Company
In most cases, we will pursue your claim through the at-fault party’s insurance company. We will prepare your claim, submit a demand to the insurance company, and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
Protecting Your Legal Rights
The insurance company may attempt to offer an undervalued settlement or ask you to sign a release of liability. Accepting a settlement offer, providing a recorded statement, or signing any documents may compromise your right to recover compensation for your damages.
Our legal team will protect your legal rights and ensure that the insurance company negotiates in good faith. If the insurance company will not offer a fair settlement, we will discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit to pursue damages in civil court.
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As you cope with the loss of your loved one, understand that you do not have to face this situation alone. No settlement can bring your loved one back to you, but it can help hold the at-fault party accountable. It will also help you overcome the struggles you face due to losing the primary earner in your household.
To learn more about how a wrongful death lawyer serving Hilton Head Island, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you overcome these challenges, contact us today by phone or online for your free consultation and case evaluation.
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