A wrongful death is one that is caused by another person’s neglect or misconduct. Simply put, their failure to act in a “reasonable manner” caused loss of life. A variety of circumstances may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina, including the following:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accident / motor vehicle accident
- Defective product
- Criminal activity
Although state laws vary slightly on who can sue for wrongful death, every state grants immediate family members this right. Spouses, adult children or parents are eligible to receive benefits for a wrongful death claim.
The situation becomes more complicated if the deceased person left a will that names someone who is not an immediate family member as executor. In this case, a surviving family member may still file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Even if your case seems straightforward, it’s wise to have an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your side. Trust David Taylor Law to handle the legal matters so that you and your family can focus on healing. In addition to trusted legal guidance, we can recommend support groups or mental health professionals who can help.
Potential damages are both economic and non-economic, helping to ease the financial burden that your loved one left behind as well as the emotional toll their absence has caused. If you sue for the death of a loved one, you may receive compensation for the following:
- Medical costs incurred between the deceased person’s injury and death
- Funeral / burial costs
- Loss of future income / financial support
- Loss of non-financial contribution to household
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship, parental guidance, affection, etc.
If you have suffered the death of a loved one, contact David Taylor Law’s injury lawyers today. Our South Carolina law firm is ready to put our experience to work for you.
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