Wrongful Death Lawyers
Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
A wrongful death occurs when the negligence of one person results in the death of another and that death could have been avoided. When a family member dies in an accident that could have been avoided, the devastation to the surviving family members involves emotional and financial hardship. This is especially true when the victim was the main wage earner of the family.
Please contact our Anderson wrongful death attorney for a free initial consultation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
The spouse and children of the victim can file a wrongful death claim in any case. Under some circumstances, the grandparents or other family members may be entitled to file as well. If the responsible party is also a family member, there may be specific limitations that apply when determining who can file the claim.
The majority of lawsuits relating to a wrongful death have a time restriction as to how long a family member has to file a claim. In the event the injured party had begun a claim, but died before the case was settled, the survivors and beneficiaries may continue the lawsuit on behalf of the victim.
Determining Damages in Wrongful Death
- The surviving family may file for the following damages in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Payment of medical expenses
- Payment of burial expenses
- Future damage resulting from the victim's absence
- Pain and suffering
A wrongful death is a sudden tragedy that leaves the family of the victim with mounting expenses and many unanswered questions. The negligence and recklessness of the individual or company responsible for the victim's death causes extreme hardship and emotional trauma for the victim's family and they must be held accountable.
The attorneys of the The White Davis & White Law Firm may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf if you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence.
To learn more about how we can help you and your family recover from a wrongful death in the Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, or surrounding counties in South Carolina, please contact the wrongful death attorneys at The White Davis & White Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.