Upstate South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney

We’re Sorry for What Happened to You and Your Loved One. A Lot of Wrongful Death Law Firms Say They’re Experienced, but How Many Can Say They Used to Work for the Insurance Companies? We Can. At Hammack Law Firm, We Have Deep Roots in Upstate South Carolina and Have Been Helping People Like You Take Back From Their Insurance. We’ve Seen Pretty Much Everything, Including Situations Just Like Yours. We Know You Have Questions That Only an Attorney With Our Experience Can Answer: “Shouldn’t Someone Pay for What Happened… Besides You?”

Why Choose Hammack Law Firm For Your Wrongful Death Case?

  • Highly Reviewed & Rated Highly Rated on Google with over 100 reviews and 5/5 star Superb Rating on respected legal site AVVO. See some of our client reviews below.
  • We Work on a Contingency Basis Your initial consultation is free. You don’t pay until we win.
  • ​​Small Firm Feel…Big Firm Experience We understand and respect that everyone’s needs are unique. You are NOT just a file number. We make sure to give you and your case the attention you deserve.​
  • ​​We Guide You Through The Process We craft your legal game plan, and give you the details. No final decision is made without consulting you.
  • ​​Highly Responsive We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • ​Empathy, Detail & Urgency Your case is the center of your world. We work with empathy to ensure you feel heard, meticulous detail to ensure no aspect of your case is missed, and urgency to get you your money faster.
  • We Put the Personal Back in Personal Injury Law We’re sorry for what happened to you or your loved one. Unlike large firms, you’re not part of an assembly line. We really get to know you and your situation.
  • ​​We Keep You Updated Transparency is key. We do not just return phone calls, but will keep you updated on your case status.

Let Us Help You & Your Family

Call (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 or fill out the short form below. We will usually respond within 1 business day but often do so the same day. Don’t hesitate. Your questions are welcome.

PPC Form

Required Fields*

Your Information Is Safe With Us.

We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your question or to schedule an appointment if requested.

Should I Get A Lawyer for My Personal Injury?

Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you could be experiencing pain, suffering, and discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected medical bills, time off work, and being confused about how to move forward.

Shouldn’t someone pay for what happened? Having a Personal Injury attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what is right.

Why Hammack? ... Because You Want to Win

When you’ve suffered an injury, selecting the right personal injury attorney in Upstate South Carolina can make all the difference. Being involved in an accident can leave you reeling and vulnerable, and even your own insurance provider can seem more like an adversary than an ally. Our Attorneys recognize the gravity of your situation and work tirelessly to secure your compensation. We’re dedicated to getting maximum results for our clients. Our rigorous preparation ensures that every case is treated like it’s headed to trial, delivering the most favorable outcomes possible. Let us take care of your insurance claim so you can focus on healing and moving forward.

What to do if you’ve been injured in an accident:

  1. Report your accident to the appropriate authorities ASAP. Whether this is the police, an employer, a store employee, or a supervisor. Get medical treatment for any injuries you have sustained, don’t “shake it off.” Some injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or internal injuries, can have delayed symptoms. The sooner you can receive medical attention, the better for your health and your case.
  2. Collect as much information as possible. You or someone you trust should attempt to get information from any involved parties. Important information can be the names of all parties involved and any eyewitnesses. If you were in a car crash, get the other driver’s insurance information too.
  3. ​Take photographs. Photograph the scene, your injuries, the causing factors of the accident, and anything you think may be relevant. If you were injured on someone’s property due to a dangerous condition, take photos of the dangerous condition.
  4. Get copies of all relevant documents. This can include police reports, incident reports, medical documents, and communications with insurance companies.

The more information you have about your case, the stronger your claim will be. If you were injured due to another’s carelessness, contact our experienced Greenville Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about filing a claim.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Comparative Fault In Personal Injury Cases

South Carolina has a 50% comparative negligence bar. This means that as long as you (or your loved one) are responsible for 50% of your accident or less, you may recover damages. Your recoverable damages will be reduced by the amount of percentage you are found to be liable for. This is why it is important you contact our offices to hammer out the details of your case.

We can help you recover the maximum compensation for your accident. This can be used to help pay for lost wages, your medical bills and any pain and suffering you may have experienced as a result of the accident.

What is Wrongful Death?

The legal definition of wrongful death is the death of a person due to the reckless, negligent, or even deliberate act of a person or entity. Such a case has four considerations:

  • The death of a human being
  • The death was caused by a person, group of people, organization, or other entity through negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or omissions
  • ​The surviving family of the deceased must demonstrate financial suffering caused by the unexpected death of the deceased
  • ​The family must appoint a personal representative of the estate of the deceased

In other words, a wrongful death is when what would have been a personal injury leads to a person’s death instead. A personal injury is an injury caused by another person’s negligence. Some examples include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, intentional killings, aviation accidents, deaths due to defective products, dog bites, and many others. If they, or other types of personal injuries, lead to someone’s death, then a wrongful death suit can be filed. A wrongful death suit can also be filed if the victim’s death resulted from intentional misconduct. In such cases, the perpetrator may also face criminal charges related to the death, but a wrongful death suit is separate and different.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

  • Traffic Accidents (distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, etc.)
  • ​Defective Products
  • ​Medical Malpractice (misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical error/s)
  • ​Premises Accidents
  • ​Industrial Accidents
  • ​Construction Site Accidents
  • ​Work-Related Accidents / Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Conditions or Substances
  • ​Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • ​Fires
  • ​Public Transportation and Aviation Accidents (Boat, Airplane, Subway, Bus)
  • ​Criminal Actions including Blatant Violence, Shootings, or Stabbings
  • ​Birth Injuries

Not all Wrongful Death lawsuits will arise from the above scenarios. Contacting our South Carolina Wrongful Death attorneys will allow us to evaluate your case and see if you have a claim.

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Their Experience

“They made me feel like family and not just a case or a dollar amount,” “This team has been a blessing in an otherwise tragic event,” “I had an incredible experience with Paul and Lynn as well as everyone involved in my case,” “Paul and Lynn helped me through the situation, helped with the stress and trauma associated, and were able to reward me with the funds I needed,” “This is the best law firm that ever existed the people that work here really care about their clients,” “Stellar service! From accident to settlement in less than 6 months,” “Professional , kept me informed and took me by the hand through whole process,” “I love love love loveeeeee the whole entire Hammack Law Firm Family,” “Wonderful people! They did an amazing job && very friendly all around,” “Thank you for not only representing me legally but also befriending me during the most difficult time of my life,” “She kept me sane and checked in frequently to see how I was doing mentally and physically and sometimes to just let me vent,” “10/10 the best law firm I have ever used,” “I’m actually a little sad my case has been settled because I am really going to miss them,” “Their team provided excellent communication with me and provided the time I needed to alleviate any questions or concerns,” “Very professional and made me feel welcome every time,” “He not only knew everything about the case, but clearly anticipated the defense strategy of the multiple parties involved,” “From the beginning, Hammack was up front about the fees and expenses breakdown, and there were no surprises.”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

Trained and Experienced to Win

Settlement

$4,400,000

Moped Vs Truck Motor Vehicle Collision With Multiple Complex Fractures

$3,900,000

Wrongful Death Shooting On Bicycle

$2,200,000

Truck Accident

$1,600,000

Motor Vehicle Ride Share Rollover Crash

$1,300,000

Motor Vehicle Rollover Crash With Finger Amputations

$1,325,000

Wrongful Death Commercial Truck Accident I-85 – Paid Over Policy Limits

$1,150,000

Motor Vehicle Crash With Dui Defendant And Ruptured Spleen

$1,125,000

What To Do Now

Our Location

We help families in the Greenville area and throughout Greenville County.

Locally, people come to us from Haynie-Sirrine, Arcadia Hills, Pleasant Vly, Greater Sullivan, Payne-Logan, Nicholtown, Sterling, Greenline – Spartanburg and more.

Skip to content