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If you lost a loved one in a preventable accident, the at-fault party might owe you and your family financial compensation for your loss. Your compensation package could potentially recover the costs of your loved one’s medical expenses and their funeral, among other damages you’ve suffered.

If you are ready to seek financial compensation after losing a loved one, a Spartanburg wrongful death lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can help you navigate the legal system. Our legal team is familiar with the personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance laws that govern your case, so we can help you build and file your lawsuit.

How South Carolina Defines Wrongful Death

S.C. Ann §15-51-10 defines wrongful death as a death caused by:

  • A wrongful act
  • An act of neglect
  • An act of default
  • A felonious act

If one of these factors caused the loss of your loved one, our team can explore your options for justice. We can help you build a comprehensive lawsuit, identify the at-fault party, and assign a value to your case. Our mission is to build a strong case for you and ensure your loss-related financial needs are met.

Recoverable Damages

It can be difficult to understand the recoverable damages S.C. Ann §15-32-210 entitles you to recoup. We’ll determine whether you deserve compensation for:

  • Loss of your loved one’s financial support
  • Loss of their domestic contributions
  • Loss of their society and companionship
  • Their mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Funeral and burial expenses for your loved one

When we calculate the value of your lawsuit, we’ll include:

  • Costs your loved one incurred before their death
  • Costs you incurred after their death
  • Compensation for the emotional impact of your loss

When you are ready to explore the merits of your case, a team member at Hammack Law Firm is ready to help.

Our Firm Gets Results

Yours will not be the first wrongful death case we handle. Among other results, we obtained a $525,000 settlement for the family of a person killed in a truck accident. When you complete your free consultation, ask our team about the other results we’ve obtained for wrongful death victims.

Proving Liability for a Wrongful Death

We will seek to prove liability for your loved one’s passing. The way we prove liability will depend on the cause of your loved one’s passing. In many wrongful death cases, we prove liability by proving the defendant(s)’ negligence.

We generally prove negligence by:

  1. Establishing that the defendant(s) owed the victim a duty of care. The duty of care compels someone to act reasonably.
  2. Showing that the defendant(s) breached their duty of care. We’ll need to know the circumstances of your loved one’s passing to determine how defendants breached their duties of care.
  3. Establishing the link between the breach of duty of care and your loved one’s passing.
  4. Explaining all of the damages you and your loved ones have experienced because of the defendants’ negligence.

Wrongful death cases can span a variety of specific case types, from auto accidents to medical malpractice and beyond. We will tailor our arguments to the details of your loved one’s passing.

Timing Is an Important Part of Your Lawsuit

Like every state, South Carolina has a predetermined filing deadline for civil lawsuits. Complying with the filing deadline, commonly called the statute of limitations, is essential. If the timeline for your case expires, your lawsuit is at risk of dismissal, which can prevent you from obtaining compensation from the at-fault party.

According to S.C. Ann §15-3-530, you generally have up to three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While we prepare your lawsuit and ensure we file it on time, you can focus on your emotional recovery.

Your Case’s Filing Deadline Might Change

If your loved one was a minor, this might change the filing deadline for your case. Other legal factors, like whether a government entity is liable for your loved one’s death, might also affect the statutory deadline for your case. Our team can review the legal parameters of your case and inform you of any applicable deadlines.

When you work with one of our Spartanburg wrongful death lawyers, you will have our team monitoring your case, so you don’t miss the filing deadline. There are also other benefits of retaining our legal help as soon as possible.

We Will Support You Throughout the Compensation Process

Our team will provide your family with reassuring, supportive, compassionate care from the start until the conclusion of your case. Our client testimonials attest to our small-firm feel and big-firm experience. Read what some of our clients have to say about our legal services:

  • “My experience with [Hammack Law Firm] was wonderful. I recommend anyone who is in need of a lawyer to contact this law firm!”
  • “[The legal team is] on top of your case. I have never had to deal with this type of situation, so they explained the whole process. Thanks, you guys!!!!!”
  • “I have never met a law firm that genuinely cared for their clients. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere.”

 

We’ll treat you with the same care and attention we would give our friends and family. Our goal is to personalize your legal experience with customer-centered, responsive legal service.

Hiring Our Firm May Be the Right Decision for Your Wellbeing

A wrongful death is a catastrophic event. Most individuals who experience the loss of a loved one will not be ready to handle a lawsuit on their own. Instead, they may hire Hammack Law Firm to seek justice. If you hire us to handle your case, you may:

  • Have more time to tend to your loved one’s funeral, estate-related responsibilities, and other duties
  • Take the necessary time to work through your grief
  • Avoid additional stress that can arise from a lawsuit
  • Avoid re-engaging with details of your loved one’s passing, which may be traumatic for you

Even if you were compelled to handle your own wrongful death case, you must consider the integrity of the case. Do you have the time, knowledge, and willpower to build your case effectively?

Our firm fights for victims of negligence. This is our sole focus. Obtaining justice for you and your loved ones will be a priority. While you tend to the many challenges occurring after a wrongful death, we will take your legal fight off your hands.

Evidence We Can Collect to Support Your Lawsuit

When we build an evidence file as part of your wrongful death lawsuit, we will request any documents, photos, and other evidence you already have. If necessary, we may request certain information from other sources, like your doctors. We can also collect evidence for you, so you can focus on caring for your family.

We may ask for your loved one’s:

  • Medical records
  • Death certificate
  • Financial records

If available, we may also request any written or recorded statements your loved one made about the cause of their accident or injuries. We can also ask for, complete, and submit claim forms and other documents from the at-fault party’s insurance company. We work hard to make the compensation process as easy to navigate as possible.

Can You Afford to Hire Hammack Law Firm?

All victims of wrongful death in South Carolina deserve legal help. This belief is one reason why our attorneys work for contingency fees. Rather than charging clients an hourly or flat rate, we make our fees contingent on a case’s success. If we secure compensation for you, we receive a fee. If we don’t, you don’t owe us anything for our services.

Yes, you can afford to hire Hammack Law Firm.

Let Our Attorneys Help You Fight for Justice for Your Loved One

You may be entitled to receive a financial settlement for the loss of your loved one. Whether you decide to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, our team can help you build your case. We can help you fight to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence, which could potentially make South Carolina safer for others.

When you are ready to start preparing your lawsuit, our Spartanburg wrongful death lawyers are ready to offer support and guidance. Call (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 to complete a FREE consultation with Hammack Law Firm today.

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