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Experienced Legal Counsel for Wrongful Death Cases in South Carolina

The loss of a loved one is a devastating and emotionally challenging experience. The pain and suffering can be even more profound when this loss results from someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we understand the immense burden wrongful death can place on families. Our mission is to provide compassionate and effective legal representation for individuals and families in South Carolina who are dealing with wrongful death cases.

Call the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC today at (803) 359-3301 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our wrongful death attorney in Columbia!

What is Wrongful Death?

As defined by South Carolina law, wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life due to another party's negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Wrongful death claims can arise from different circumstances, including medical malpractice, defective products, workplace accidents, car accidents, etc. If a person's death could have been prevented without the actions or inaction of another party, it may give rise to a wrongful death claim.

To pursue a wrongful death claim in South Carolina, certain key elements must be present, including:

  • Duty of Care: The responsible party owed the deceased person a duty of care. They had a legal obligation to act reasonably and responsibly.
  • Breach of Duty: The responsible party failed to fulfill their duty of care through negligence or recklessness.
  • Causation: The breach of duty directly led to the individual's death.
  • Damages: Surviving family members have suffered measurable damages due to the wrongful death.

Damages That Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim

In South Carolina, wrongful death claims allow surviving family members to seek compensation for their losses due to their loved one's death.These damages can include:

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses: The cost of the deceased person's funeral and burial can be a significant financial burden, and family members are entitled to recover these expenses.
  • Medical Expenses: If the deceased person incurred medical bills before passing, these costs can also be recovered.
  • Loss of Financial Support: The lost income and financial support that the deceased person would have provided to their family members had they survived can be claimed.
  • Emotional Pain and Suffering: Family members may be entitled to compensation for the emotional pain, suffering, and mental anguish they have experienced due to losing their loved one.
  • Loss of Companionship: Compensation can be sought for the loss of companionship, care, and support the deceased person provided to their family members.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in South Carolina

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in South Carolina spans three years from the decedent's passing. Nonetheless, intricacies and exemptions in the legal framework may influence this cutoff.

To guarantee compliance with all legal prerequisites and timelines, seeking legal advice promptly is vital. Our committed wrongful death attorneys in Columbia possess the expertise and experience to navigate this process, guaranteeing that your claim is submitted within the required timeframe.

Contact Our Columbia Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Dealing with losing a loved one is a challenging and emotional experience. The pain can be incredibly overwhelming when that loss results from someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we provide the legal support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

Contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC today to schedule a consultation with our wrongful death lawyer in Columbia!

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