A “wrongful death” is a death caused by the carelessness (negligence) or misconduct of another person or organization — including failure to act to avert a death. A wrongful death could be caused by a car wreck; a workplace accident; a defective toy or other consumer product; or medical malpractice, among other causes. Like all of our states, South Carolina has passed laws defining a wrongful death and allowing the survivors to seek compensation for their loved one’s death from the people or organizations whose carelessness contributed to the death.
The law on wrongful death is complex and the time you have to file a claim may be limited, which is why it’s essential to seek out the advice of an experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Louthian Law Firm today at 1-888-440-3211, or online for a free evaluation of your case.
Losing a loved one is hard. When a family member is suddenly taken away, families may find that every part of their lives is radically changed. Families lose a provider of income, childcare or other home support as well as a source of emotional support. Plans for the future are suddenly and forever outdated. Tragically, children may be deprived of the love and support of their parents, an effect of a wrongful death that can last a lifetime. In addition to all of this, bills keep rolling in, regardless of a family’s ability to deal with them in the aftermath of terrible grief. At the Louthian Law Firm, we know families of a wrongfully killed person have a lot on their minds. That’s why we’re dedicated to protecting victims’ rights and helping them get the best possible outcome from a wrongful death lawsuit.
Available Financial Compensation
A wrongful death claim allows the survivors of a wrongful death to ease their financial troubles as well as seek justice from wrongdoers. The family of the wronged person may ask for money that helps them ease the financial effects of their loved one’s premature death, such as funeral costs, medical bills, and a lifetime of lost wages. They may also ask for damages for non-economic harms, such as their loss of companionship, protection or care, mental anguish or pain and suffering. Under some circumstances, survivors of a wrongfully killed person can sue for exemplary damages (also called punitive damages) that punish a wrongdoer for recklessness, malice or willful acts.
Contact our South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys Now
The Louthian Law Firm has pursued wrongful death and other personal injury lawsuits in South Carolina since 1959. We are committed to providing personalized service for clients who may still be dealing with tough situations. We promise to work hard to protect our clients’ rights and get them the best possible outcome to their wrongful death claims. Call us today at 1-888-440-3211 or fill our our confidential online form for a free evaluation of your unique case.