Wrongful Death Lawyer
According to the Department of Health Services, approximately 90,000 Americans die from accidental injuries each and every year.
Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things in life. When a loved one passes away as a result of another individual’s negligent, careless, or intentional behavior, his or her family will be faced with numerous life-changing financial and emotional trials that may seem overwhelming. In such cases, the victim’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for their loss. This scenario is best when the family seeks a wrongful death lawyer.
If someone you love died prematurely due to another party’s negligent or reckless actions, our Greenville, South Carolina law office can provide you with a wrongful death lawyer who will help you during this most difficult time. Brian T. Smith and his team care about you and understand that every injury is personal. He and his team will fight for you and your loved ones.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims arise from numerous causes, with the most common as follows:
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Personal injury of any kind
- Medical malpractice
- Work-related injury
- Nursing home abuse
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Eligibility
The immediate family members of the deceased victim are generally eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Minors may need the assistance of an adult guardian to file a wrongful death suit. Our law firm, which is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, can provide you with an evaluation of your wrongful death claim by a lawyer to determine the best legal route you should take.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
We understand that wrongful death lawsuits can be challenging and emotionally draining. This could make some individuals wary of having the untimely deaths of their loved ones examined in court. Although you are going through a very trying time, it is critical that your wrongful death case be filed as soon as possible to ensure that all circumstances are investigated properly, all evidence is preserved appropriately, and all involved parties are identified.
It is also imperative to file your claim right away because most states set a maximum time period for family members to file a wrongful death case. The statute of limitations is generally two years in South Carolina. Wrongful death cases that are brought to court after the statute of limitations period has been exceeded are usually disqualified.
At The Law Office of Brian T. Smith, our wrongful death lawyer will do everything in their power to make sure that you do not further suffer after the preventable death of your loved one. Our staff will handle your claim with compassion, making sure you receive maximum compensation as permitted by law. Contact our Greenville law firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We are here to help!
Wrongful Death Damages
While there is no amount of money that can make up for the death of a loved one, compensatory damages in a wrongful death case can mitigate some of the financial burdens of the funeral, burial, and other expenses. Depending on the situation, claimants are entitled to receive monetary compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of support
- Loss of care and protection
- Loss of wages
- Loss of potential financial contributions and inheritance
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our law firm serves individuals in the upstate and surrounding areas and will provide you with a compassionate wrongful death lawyer who will work to obtain justice for victims and maximize compensation for survivors. Contact The Law Office of Brian T. Smith for a confidential and complimentary case evaluation.
At The Law Office of Brian T. Smith, our team can provide you with the resources and personal attention necessary for a successful outcome to your case. Our team can represent you and will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
The people at this firm are excellent and helped me recover damages from my car accident in Greenville, SC