South Carolina and Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney

$525,000 settlement wrongful death settlement involving an elderly pedestrian who was run over and killed by a pickup truck in a restaurant parking lot.
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Experience Matters

Hammack Law Firm is committed to our clients. With more than 19 years of litigation and trial experience, Paul Hammack has received an AV rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell. He has spent the last 17 years working for insurance companies, so he knows the industry secrets and he can put that knowledge and experience to work for you.

Experience matters when it comes to wrongful death cases. If you have a need for an experienced wrongful death attorney who will give you the personal service, compassion, and care that you deserve, call us today. We are here to help.

Why should you hire us? Simple. You need an experienced wrongful death lawyer.

Recent Wrongful Death Case Victory

Wrongful death settlement involving an elderly pedestrian who was run over and killed by a pickup truck in a restaurant parking lot.


Well…I guess in my eyes a Testimony is more valuable than a Review! My wife has been involved with her case with the help of Hammack Law Firm. I was not involved nowhere near as much as my wife but yet I witnessed the struggle. Paul doesn’t make promises and guarantees that he can’t keep but the one promise and the one guarantee is that he will do everything he can to help you and be there for you! The measures of this man is immeasurable because he’s a man of Faith. My wife and I witnessed that first hand. Paul’s staff shows what his expectations are to be which makes them great at what they do! Now some of you may not post such praises and positive vibes but one can only speak from one’s experience and ours was Highly Favored! Stay Focused Paul you and your staff are continued to be destined for Greatness!
Adam Johnson

Paul and his team are outstanding. You go there seeking a professional team working on your behalf, who’s willing to treat you as a client who matters. Well, that didn’t happen for me. While introducing ourselves, my husband and I IMMEDIATELY became family. Walking into the office you’re greeted with a smile and accommodations if needed.
Throughout my process, communication was consistent , time and patience played a huge role yet HLF never suggested throwing in the towel. Instead we PRAYED TOGETHER. That was the first time ever in my life a professional, handling a business matter suggested and lead prayer. To me, that was priceless. I will always suggest HLF in addition hold them to high standards because of how they were with me, who they were to me and Paul’s relationship with God. Because he allows God in the midst they will always be great. Thank you Hammack Law Firm.
Blessings to you and yours…….
Vonda E. Johnson

My experience with the law firm was one of the best that I could have imagine. My family and I were suffering for a long time due to an accident that occurred on my job. The Hammack Firm was there from the time that I selected them for legal guidance until the end. Paul and his staff believed in me when there were times when the pressure of the case was overwhelming for me. They never left my side. He fought very heard for me and my family. His experience was above all others. If, it wasn’t for Hammack law firm and the grace of God I don’t know what would have happened. Through Paul’s guidance, knowledge and hard work we were able to benefit the rewards of an outstanding attorney and firm. We will recommend this Law firm to all our friends and family because the are the best.
Sammie Robinson

Attorney Hammack and his team of professionals are absolutely wonderful. They were informative every step of the way by explaining the personal injury process. They worked tirelessly to ensure that I would be granted the largest settlement possible and I did! They are a great law firm that I will recommend to anyone looking to be treated with dignity and respect. Thanks so much to all of you for the legal service provided to me!
LaConda Moore

We highly recommend this law! They are friendly and have worked very hard to get what we needed from the insurance company from the accident we were in!
Sherrie Clark
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South Carolina and Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when caused by another’s negligent, reckless, or careless acts. The emotional trauma to those left behind can be devastating. Here at Hammack Law Firm, we don’t pretend to know what you are going through as every situation is unique. However, we do know what it is like to lose a loved one.

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Both of Paul’s Parents Died Unexpectedly

I can still remember vividly when my mom drowned in a scuba diving accident in a foreign country. She was still in her prime and was living life to the fullest, so it came as a huge shock. I was not prepared for such a loss. I remember walking through the night – not knowing what to do next. The feelings of emptiness and despair were overwhelming, and the sense of being lost and not knowing my future crushed me. Now more than 20 years later, I still have moments of grief swell up. These feelings are real and cannot be dismissed.

Survivors who have lost a friend, confidant, spouse, parent, or child need a place to turn when facing such a huge loss. Loved ones are often left to pay medical expenses and funeral costs, not to mention enduring the loss of financial and emotional support they received from their deceased relative. Fortunately, South Carolina law allows surviving family members to bring a wrongful death claim against the wrongdoer to help ease these financial burdens.

Even though no lawsuit or amount of money can ever repair your loss, we can help restore financial security and bring the wrongdoer to justice. Real loss demands real compensation.

Better call Paul.

Contact Your Greenville Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you are working through the loss of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless acts, you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you navigate the grief, pain, and suffering and help you get the relief your family deserves.

Paul Hammack and the staff at Hammack Law Firm are respectful, compassionate, and caring in your time of need. We will handle everything for you to try to assist you through this difficult time so you can focus on your family and healing from your loss.

We have helped more than a thousand clients walk through the challenges associated with personal injury and wrongful death claims, and we can help you too. You have rights and we will fight for you.

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You can reach us at 864-326-3333 or fill out our online form for a free case review. Hammack Law Firm is located at 223 W. Stone Ave. in Greenville, South Carolina, and we serve clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia.

We are ready to take care of your attorney needs anywhere in the upstate of South Carolina and beyond, including Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Cherokee, Union, Greenwood, and Columbia.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in South Carolina

South Carolina’s cause of action for wrongful death is found in S.C. Code Ann. § 15-51-10. This statute allows the family of a person wrongfully killed by another to bring a wrongful death claim when a person’s death was “caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another,” and the deceased person would have been entitled to recover damages from the wrongdoer had they survived. Nearly any fatal accident can give rise to a South Carolina wrongful death lawsuit, including:
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-Truck Accidents

-Bus, Train, or Airplane Accidents

-Auto Accidents

-Motorcycle Accidents

-Work Accidents

-Dog or Other Animal Attacks

-Defective Products

-Medical Malpractice or Negligence

-Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

South Carolina’s wrongful death statute permits a decedent’s spouse or children to pursue a claim. If the decedent had no spouse or children, the action may be brought by the decedent’s parents. If there was no spouse, children, or parents, then the action may be brought by any relative or person appointed as Personal Representative (executive or administrator) for the benefit of the heirs of the estate.

In most cases, the case must be brought within three years of the accident or event that caused the death, but in some cases against government agencies or other individuals, the statute of limitations can be reduced to two years. For work-related injuries, it is important to make a claim as soon as possible to ensure that it is not barred.


What Damages Are Available in a SC Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Damages awarded in a successful wrongful death claim may include compensation for the following:

– Funeral and burial expenses
– Medical expenses related to the deceased person’s final illness or injury
– Lost wages and job benefits
– Property damage and other financial losses related to the death
– Loss of the deceased person’s experience, knowledge, and judgment
– Loss of the deceased person’s care, companionship, and protection
– Pain, suffering, and mental anguish suffered by the surviving family members

If the conduct that caused the death was grossly negligent, reckless, or intentional, the court may also award punitive damages. Unlike other types of damages, exemplary damages are not awarded to compensate the family or estate for losses resulting from the untimely death. Instead, exemplary damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and serve as a deterrent for others who might engage in similar conduct. There are some differences between the types of damages that are available under a South Carolina wrongful death action as compared to a personal injury lawsuit when the victim was not killed.

Contact Your South Carolina and Georgia Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful acts of another, we are here help. “Your success is our success.” Better call Paul at 864-326-3333.

If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful acts of another, we are here help. “Your success is our success.” Better call Paul at 864-326-3333.

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