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South Carolina Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death Cases Call for Compassion and Experience — TURN TO PEAKE & FOWLER LAW FIRM, P.A.
Losing a loved is always difficult. When the death is the result of another person's negligence, the pain and grief might feel like it will never end. At Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A., we understand how difficult the loss of a loved one is for South Carolina family members. When we handle wrongful death cases, we treat the family with dignity, respect and compassion. We understand that families may not want to get lawyers involved, but we let clients know that their rights are important. Families need an experienced attorney on their side during a difficult time.
A wrongful death lawsuit allows the family of the deceased — or the survivors who are filing a claim — to recover financial losses associated with the death of their loved one. You may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of support services
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of inheritance
- Punitive damages
- General damages
- Loss of companionship
Our South Carolina wrongful death lawyers are skilled at examining all of the details in the case needed to prove negligence and determine responsibility. If you need a wrongful death attorney, turn to Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A. We can pursue the compensation you and your family needs after a loss. You may be entitled to compensation for the deceased's lost wages, lost income earning potential, pain and suffering, and more. Peake & Fowler can provide the experienced legal help you deserve.
What Needs to Be Shown in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Under the Wrongful Death Act in South Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child due to an act of negligence. Criminal charges may or may not be associated with the death.
The following must be established before filing a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Someone has died.
- That person died as a result of someone's negligence.
- The deceased is survived by immediate family members (for example, a spouse and children).
- The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim's death.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death: Auto Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse
A wrongful death might be the outcome of any number of accidents or deliberate actions, including:
If you suffered the loss of a loved one through a wrongful death, please keep in mind that a delay could affect your legal rights. The statute of limitations in South Carolina allows families up to three years to file a wrongful death suit. Don't wait until the last minute.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer with Our Firm
At Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A., an experienced personal injury attorney can advise is ready to help you pursue justice. Contact a South Carolina wrongful death attorney today. One of our personal injury lawyers can listen to you and discuss your legal options. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 or (803) 788-4370 today.
Your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless we get money for you.