Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a family member because of another’s intentional conduct or negligence is one of the most devastating experiences anyone can go through. It is difficult to adjust to a loved one’s passing. Unfortunately, in many situations, there is a significant financial burden that develops after losing a loved one. Medical and funeral costs or the loss of your loved one’s financial support can become overwhelming. Our wrongful death lawyers at Russell Mace & Associates, P.A. help our clients ease this financial burden so that they can focus on what really matters. Additionally, a wrongful death action is often a route that our clients utilize to not only hold the at-fault party accountable, but to deter this type of future conduct in order to save other innocent lives. If you need a wrongful death attorney, contact our office at (843) 839-2900 or toll free at 1-800-94-TRIAL. You may also contact us online. Your consultation will be free.
WRONGFUL DEATH ACTIONS
1. What is a wrongful death action?
Wrongful death actions are usually the result of an underlying act of intentional or negligent conduct. Wrongful death suits most often arise from automobile accidents, medical malpractice and work-related accidents. A relative of the victim (normally the victim’s spouse, child or parent) brings an action against the tortfeasor. The relative is essentially standing in the shoes of the victim and seeking to recover on their behalf for the wrongful conduct of the tortfeasor. Another important consideration in a wrongful death action is what claims the relative can make directly. These claims may include loss of companionship, loss of support and grief. This is because the law recognizes that in most situations, the relative has also been greatly affected by the tortfeasor’s wrongful conduct.
2. How long do I have to file a wrongful death action?
All states have a statute of limitations that applies to wrongful death claims (i.e., a time period in which the wrongful death lawsuit must be filed). In other words, even with evidence establishing a tortfeasor’s wrongdoing, if the action is not filed within the applicable limitations period, then the claim will be barred and there can be no recovery. For a list of the applicable statute of limitations for your jurisdiction, click here. Deciding whether to pursue a wrongful death claim is one of the most difficult decisions that a person can make. We understand the stress and turmoil that you are going through and make it our goal to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. You will be informed of all your options and there are no commitments or obligations.
CONTACT A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER TODAY
We have wrongful death attorneys that have passed the bar in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and are ready to help with your case. We have experience litigating wrongful death cases throughout South Carolina including Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Florence, Georgetown, and several other cities. If a friend or family member has been killed by the negligence of another, contact Russell Mace & Associates, P.A. and we will help you determine if there is a wrongful death case.