Columbia, SC Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death is the area of injury law dealing with liability for fatal
accidents. These are the most serious of all personal injury claims where
claims are brought by surviving family members to recover their final
expenses, medical expenses, and the loved ones' pain and suffering.
At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., our experienced staff represents
family members who have suffered the loss of a family member. We can help
the family to begin putting the pieces of their lives back together. Our
South Carolina personal injury attorneys assist those in Columbia and
all throughout South Carolina.
Handling a Premature Death
If a loved one has suffered a premature death due to the negligence of
another, then you may be entitled to wrongful death and survivors'
benefits. These benefits may include final medical expenses, funeral costs,
pain and suffering, loss of future earnings and emotional distress for
the loss of the loved one. Wrongful death claims may arise as a result of
automobile accidents, defective products,
dangerous premises, falls, drowning, and electrical shock. There are many circumstances that
can arise and lead to wrongful death. Situations such as
criminal acts and
burns are unexpected situations that often result in death of a victim. Benefits
are also available for survivors of family members who have died in a
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina
Claims may be filed by a spouse, children or other surviving next of kin.
Wrongful death claims may involve complex legal, liability and insurance
law issues, including the necessity to work with the probate court in
most cases involving surviving minor children or other estate issues.
The outcome of a wrongful death claim is likely to be a major factor in
the standard of living for the surviving children and family. Having a
Columbia, SC injury attorney working with you may make all the difference
in the final outcome.
Negligence or other liability must be legally established and the family
bringing the claim has the burden of proving legal responsibility. There
is a statute of limitations that limits the time a family has to bring
a wrongful death claim. Frequently, soon after a death, the insurance
company begins building their defense to your claims. Do not delay or
put off hiring an attorney to protect you and your family's rights.
Contact a Columbia personal injury lawyer today for your free, no obligation
case evaluation. If you believe that a family member has died as a result
of the negligence of another individual or in a workplace accident, you
are invited to
call for a free consultation.