If your family recently lost one of its members due to negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, a Spartanburg County wrongful death lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for your loss. We will explain and protect your rights and the negligent party’s legal responsibility to you.
Facing the unexpected loss of a loved one is always difficult. When our team of seasoned wrongful death lawyers is on your side, you do not have to face it alone. We will help you build your case, prove the cause of your loved one’s demise, and build your case. With our guidance, you can recover the costs of making your loved one’s final arrangements. We will not stop fighting for you and your family.
How South Carolina Defines Wrongful Death
According to S.C. Ann § 15-51-10, your family member’s death can be deemed wrongful if it is caused by another person’s neglect or default. If this is the case for your loved one, you can assign financial liability to the negligent party. You can also recover compensation if your loved one would have been entitled to file a personal injury request had they survived.
A wrongful death can result from a:
- Car or truck wreck
- Bicycle or pedestrian accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Dog bite or attack
- Physical assault
- Medical malpractice
- Product defects
During your free case review, we will ask about the incident that led to your loved one’s passing. This is an opportunity to get our team started investigating your case and proving the at-fault party’s duty, breach, cause, and losses that entitle you to compensation.
Know Which Family Members Can Request Compensation
Our personal injury attorneys are familiar with South Carolina’s personal injury and wrongful death laws. Although many family members and loved ones will be affected by the loss of your loved one, we will clarify who can seek damages from the at-fault party. Those persons include:
- The decedent’s spouse and children
- The decedent’s parents if there are no spouse or children
Other relatives might be able to seek compensation if no spouse, parents, or children exist. You can review your familial relationship to the decedent with a member of our team. We will explain who can pursue damages and in what amount. We will also explain the appropriate statute of limitations, which is the timeframe in which you must file legal action for a wrongful death case in South Carolina.
Wrongful Death Compensation in Spartanburg County
Focusing on the damages you can recover after the loss of a loved one can be uncomfortable. But you are entitled to compensation if the negligence of another person or entity led to their demise. We can work with you to uncover the value of your case so you can concentrate on taking care of your family.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our wrongful death lawyer will prove you are entitled to recover your loved one’s:
- Accident-related medical bills
- Financial contributions
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property damage
- Loss of guidance and protection
- Loss of consortium
Because such a loss can be traumatic for you, we also help you recover compensation for your ongoing pain and suffering and mental and emotional distress. Understanding and assessing your losses is complicated. Let our wrongful death team do it for you along with handling every detail of your case.
Put Our Wrongful Death Attorney to Work Immediately
Losing someone you love can take an emotional toll on your family. You deserve time to cope with an unexpected loss. While your family navigates the grief and recovery process, we can get to work fighting for your financial recovery. These are two benefits to getting our team involved immediately:
- We have time to carefully investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s case. A key component of early investigation is our ability to speak to witnesses before memories start to fade.
- We have time to comply with South Carolina’s wrongful death statute of limitations. It generally gives you three years to file your lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530.
When you trust your wrongful death case to our law firm, we ensure compliance with the statute of limitations. We also clarify and comply with all other filing and notification deadlines.
How Our Law Firm Fights for Your Family
We know it can be tempting to accept the first settlement offer you receive or to deal directly with the insurance company on your own. Your case, however, can benefit from professional, supportive legal assistance. The advantages of hiring our law firm to represent you include:
- Investigating the at-fault party and cause of death
- Gathering and organizing supportive evidence
- Locating and interviewing supportive witnesses
- Familiarity with the wrongful death compensation process
- The ability to assess and calculate your recoverable damages
- The ability to effectively negotiate an appropriate settlement
We will also take your case to court if a favorable settlement agreement with the insurance company cannot be reached. Rest assured that we will focus on your insurance claim or court case so you can focus on your mental and emotional recovery.
Do Not Let the Cost of Legal Representation Deter You
Many people assume legal representation will be more costly than they can afford. When you hire our personal injury law firm to represent you, we do so on a contingency fee basis. This will allow you to start preparing your case at no upfront cost to you. We will cover all costs related to your case. In addition, we only get paid when your case is resolved with a monetary settlement or trial verdict.
Get Your Free Case Review Today
Are you ready to pursue compensation after the loss of a beloved family member in Spartanburg County? Find out how hard our team will work for you with a free review of your case.
Call one of our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC team members at (864) 582-1310 today.