If your family lost one of its members as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may have the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. South Carolina Code of Laws §15-51-10 defines wrongful death as one caused by a wrongful act, an act of neglect, an act of carelessness, or an act of recklessness.
If your loved one’s demise happened because of another party, an Anderson wrongful death lawyer from our team may help you establish the duty, breach, cause, and damages that qualify you for financial compensation.
Our Attorneys Fight for Wrongful Death Claims in a Variety of Cases
Wrongful death can occur in many different scenarios. We represent clients whose family members passed away in situations involving:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip or trip and falls
- Medical mishaps
- Product defects
- Physical assaults
When you are ready to prove the cause, cost, and effects of your loved one’s demise—and your right to compensation—our team is ready to help. We will look for and present evidence of fault and liability, handle insurance company paperwork and negotiations, and fight for the damages you deserve while you focus on your family.
Establishing Your Right to Financial Compensation
The death of a loved one may have an impact on the lives of their family and friends. The law, however, only allows specific family members to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Per South Carolina Code of Laws §15-51-20 that includes the following family members:
- Biological or adoptive children
- Biological or adoptive parents
We recognize the devastation of your loss and how taxing the legal process can be at this time. Our team will work hard to clarify your relationship with your loved one and your right to financial support.
How We Assign a Value to Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit
South Carolina Code of Laws §15-32-210 may entitle you to recover the following economic damages after the loss of your loved one:
- Current and anticipated medical expenses
- Current and anticipated loss of income
- Loss of future earnings and financial support
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
You may also be eligible to recover certain non-economic damages. Our team can help you assign a value to these intangible losses, including:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Loss of society, companionship, and consortium
We will use medical records, accident and incident reports, tax records, and income statements to prove the financial value of your lawsuit. Comply with any requests for these records as soon as possible, and do not hesitate to inform a team member if you need assistance compiling the required evidence.
Don’t Miss the Deadline to File
Coping with the loss of someone you love can be an emotional and overwhelming process. While your family recovers from its loss, our team can get to work on your financial recovery. Involving us early is important because South Carolina has a statute of limitations. This limits the amount of time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Per South Carolina Annotated Code §15-3-530, you generally have three years to file a lawsuit for financial compensation against the at-fault party. If the deadline expires, you might not be able to file your lawsuit at all. If you do file successfully after the deadline, the at-fault party may request and receive an immediate dismissal of your lawsuit.
When we are involved early enough, our team can ensure your lawsuit is filed in a timely fashion. It also gives us time to fully investigate your loved one’s untimely death and build an effective case file.
Our Clients’ Satisfaction Speaks for Itself
At Hammack Law Firm, our clients come first. Our goal is to build personal relationships with them, so we work hard to ensure each client gets the time and attention they deserve. We also want to make South Carolina a safer place for everyone by holding at-fault parties responsible for their actions.
We recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit for the family of an elderly pedestrian in a fatal pickup truck fatal accident for $525,000. Our recent Google reviews also cite our dedication to fighting hard for injured clients:
- “I was more than pleased with the Hammack Law Firm. Mari was always there when I called or sent a text. And very patient, I never felt rushed when speaking with her. I felt she really wanted to hear me out. She was just great to deal with. Paul was awesome. Super nice staff, great service, very quick settlement. I have zero complaints and would 100% use again if needed. Thanks again.”
- “Paul Hammack and his team provide top-notch legal services, but more importantly they truly care about their clients! Highly recommended!”
Reach Out to the Attorneys at Our Firm Today
An Anderson wrongful death lawyer at Hammack Law Firm will fight to protect your rights and the rights of your loved one. If your family lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party.
We treat you—and every client we serve—like family and will fight for the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your case, you will owe absolutely nothing. Contact our client intake team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 for a cost-free consultation.