Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina?

At the David W. Martin Law Group, our wrongful death lawyers in Fort Mill and Rock Hill know that losing a loved one to negligence can be more than emotionally overwhelming, but also financially devastating.

That is why our South Carolina wrongful death statute provides surviving family members with the legal ability to hold the liable person responsible for their losses through financial recovery.

Wrongful death claims are brought in civil court, and with the help of our York County personal injury attorneys, we can help you determine if you are eligible to pursue the liable party for your unique financial compensation needs.

Here is what you need to know about filing a wrongful death claim in South Carolina.

Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina?

Not everyone is eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim in South Carolina.

Those who are eligible include:

  • The surviving spouse and children
  • The surviving parents if there is no spouse or child
  • The legal heirs of the deceased if there are no parents, spouse, or children

If you are unsure of your eligibility to file a personal injury claim for the loss of your loved one, contact our wrongful death attorneys in Fort Mill and Rock Hill today to learn about your rights and legal options to pursue financial recovery.

What Types Of Financial Compensation Can Family Members Pursue During a South Carolina Wrongful Death Claim?

All wrongful death cases in South Carolina are unique. That includes the details regarding the financial recovery options that are available to the decedent’s survivors.

A wrongful death claim is designed to supplement the monetary losses the family endures, based on the deceased’s financial contributions to their household.

Our skilled wrongful death lawyers fully outline each of our client’s cases to ensure no detail is left to chance when pursuing the best outcome for each claim.

Wrongful death compensation in South Carolina may include:

  • Medical bills and other expenses incurred before death
  • Physical pain suffered by the victim before their death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of experience, knowledge, and judgment
  • Loss of care, companionship, and protection

If you have lost a loved one to another’s negligent actions or inactions, talk with our Fort Mill and Rock Hill wrongful death attorney to discuss the details of your important case today.

Contact Our Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys in South Carolina Today

If you have lost a loved one because of another person or party’s negligence in South Carolina, contact our experienced Rock Hill wrongful death lawyers by calling (803) 548-2468 or contacting us online for a free consultation today.

We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.

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