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Compensating the Families of
Wrongful Death

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 Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, 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 workplace accident.

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.

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