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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.

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$525,000

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

Testimonials

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!
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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
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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
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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!
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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!
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Wrongful death attorney South Carolina and Georgia

Wrongful death is taken very seriously here at Hammack Law Firm. Our founding attorney, Paul Hammack, lost both of his parents in unexpected accidents. The impact of his loss was profound and the grief of these experiences still follows him until this day.

This is what makes Hammack Law Firm such a formidable law firm when it comes to wrongful death claims.

Survivors who have lost a friend, confidant, spouse, parent, or child need someone to turn to when facing such a life-changing loss. Aside from the emotional and mental trauma, the costs associated with a wrongful death can be stress-inducing. Loved ones are often left to pay medical expenses and funeral costs, not to mention endure 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.

If negligence or malicious intent played a role in the passing of a loved one, the compassionate and dedicated wrongful death attorney of Hammack Law Firm is ready to deliver the personalized and caring attention your claim deserves. While we understand that no amount of compensation can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, we know that real loss demands real action.

With over 19 years of experience, Hammack Law Firm can deliver the meaningful results you deserve. Contact us right now at (864) 479-8867 to learn more about how we can help you successfully file a wrongful death claim.

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs because of another party’s negligence or intentional actions. The most common causes of wrongful death, and which may be relevant to your particular claim, include:

  • Auto accidents: Car accidents can be extremely fatal when they occur at high speeds. Distracted driving accidents, drunk driving accidents, roadway aggression, and even construction-related accidents can all lead to wrongful death.
  • Truck Accidents: Because of the sheer size of a commercial truck, collisions with them are often fatal. The driver, truck company, maintenance team or a manufacturer of parts used in the truck can be held liable for their neglect.
  • Bicycle Accidents: Riders are very vulnerable to the dangers of the road. If your loved lost their life as a result of car-bicycle accident, you have the right to legal remedy.
  • Medical Malpractice: A breach of standard of care can lead to a loss of life. Medical malpractice can include birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, wrong medication prescribed, and other negligent actions.
  • Defective Products: All parties involved in the chain of distribution are liable for ensuring a safe product reaches consumers, and nothing less. Relatives of those affected by a defective product can recover settlements from negligent companies.
  • Work-Related Incidents: No individual should face death in their occupational duties. Unfortunately, wrongful death can easily occur if an employer fails to implement proper care and safety protocols.
  • Intentional Violence/Criminal Activity: Individuals who committed an unlawful act that caused the loss of your loved one can be held accountable in both criminal and civil court.

Our experienced wrongful death attorney is here when you need him most. Contact us today at (864) 479-8867 for a FREE consultation.

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South Carolina Wrongful Death Laws

As per the South Carolina Code of Laws § 15-51-10, wrongful death is defined as the “wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” Had the victim survived these dangers, they could have sought to recover damages through a personal injury claim.

In instances where the negligence results in death, certain appointed persons can file on behalf of the decedent – or individual who lost their life.

It is also worth noting that there is a time limitation to filing a wrongful death claim.

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in South Carolina is three (3) years from the date of the deceased person’s death. However, in certain cases against government agencies or other individuals, the statute of limitations can be reduced to two (2) years.

Failure to file within this time frame will generally result in your case being dismissed.

Fatal accidents can take time to investigate, so give your lawyer sufficient time to analyze and research your claim so that justice can be successfully obtained on behalf of your loved one.

We understand that your pain is real, and because of this, you deserve real results. Contact the Greenville, SC, wrongful death attorney of Hammack Law Firm right now at (864) 479-8867 for a FREE case consultation.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

In the state of South Carolina, the first person allowed to file a wrongful death claim is the executor or administrator of the deceased persons’ estate, which is usually appointed in the victim’s estate plan.
If no person is appointed, then a court may assign a recipient of the estate.
Executors and administrators of the decedent’s estate pursue the claim on behalf of the surviving family members. Relatives that can pursue compensation include:
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  • The surviving spouse and children of the deceased.
  • If there is no spouse or children, parents of the deceased are eligible.
  • If the deceased has no such relatives, then the heir(s) in law are next in line.
  • If the victim of wrongful death was under the age of 18, then parents are allowed to recover damages on behalf of their child.

What Compensation Is Available in a Wrongful Death Claim

No amount of compensation can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. However, surviving family members still deserve justice and recovery. Our Greenville wrongful death attorney will work hard to help you secure the financial compensation needed to relieve you of any financial burden you have suffered as the result of the loss of life.

Although there is no set standard amount of damages one can expect to recover in a wrongful death claim, the following may be awarded according to the circumstances of your specific situation:

  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Medical expenses related to the deceased final moments.
  • Loss of income such as wages or job benefits.
  • Property damage and other losses in the death-related incident.
  • Loss of the deceased individual’s guidance and support.
  • Loss of bond with the deceased individual.
  • Mental anguish, pain and suffering of surviving relatives.

Punitive damages may also be awarded upon the evidence of intentional misconduct, recklessness, or negligence.

Building a Successful Wrongful Death Claim

Building a Successful Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim can become more complex than a regular personal injury claim. The victim is not present to speak on behalf of their experiences, pain, and suffering. Because of this, it is crucial to seek out legal guidance from a knowledgeable South Carolina attorney who has real experience handling these types of claims.

Evidence of negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing is the very foundation of a wrongful death claim. You must seek viable proof of the injustice that caused direct harm and death to your deceased loved one.

As soon as you get in contact with an attorney, we will get to work determining the validity of your claim and securing the necessary evidence needed to develop the strongest case possible.
The elements that tie into a successful wrongful death claim include:

  1. Evidence that the death resulted from the incident at hand.
  2. Available proof that the defendant is liable for the deceased one’s death.
  3. Demonstration of how you and other members of the victim’s family are directly affected by the passing.
  4. Proof of disparity in finances causing economic hardship due to the loss of the victim’s previous contributions.

We can understand that you might be a bit hesitant in seeking out a wrongful death lawyer and may be wary of having to relive the events of the accident. Rest assured, that we will work diligently to limit any negative emotional effects and will carry the vast majority of the legal burden. Our goal is to help you secure the recovery you need while you heal from the emotional trauma you have suffered.

Hammack Law Firm Is Here for You When You Need Us Most

The Greenville wrongful death attorney of Hammack Law Firm can serve you in the following ways:

  • Offer you the attentive care and compassion you deserve while you may still be grieving.
  • Approach your case with the necessary knowledge and years of active practice in wrongful death cases.
  • Effectively investigate your claim.
  • Collaborate with a team of medical and research specialists to bring about necessary evidence.
  • Keep you informed and in the loop as all events unfold.
  • Take your claim to trial if necessary.

Hammack Law Firm has helped thousands of victims of personal injury and wrongful death find a glimmer of hope after suffering through a tragic event. We understand that the loss of a loved one can have a lifelong impact, so our aim is to help alleviate the financial burdens and secure the justice you need to begin healing.

Hammack Law Firm is sorry for your loss. Negligent parties should face the consequences of their actions, and you and your family should not have to suffer alone. Although nothing can replace what you have lost, our lawyer can help you fight for justice and work to help prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again.

If you have any questions over how we may be of service to you, contact the wrongful death attorney of Hammack Law Firm at (864) 479-8867 for a FREE, zero-obligation consultation.

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