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Wrongful Death: Who Can File a Suit?

When someone dies and it’s the fault of someone else’s irresponsibility or deliberate actions, the lives of those left behind are turned upside down. It’s not just the pain of the loss; you can be financially devastated by losing a loved one as well. In these cases, a wrongful death suit can be the means…

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

When a family member dies as a result of a negligent or wrongful act of another person, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the alleged at-fault party. Every state has wrongful death laws that give individuals a right to sue for damages resulting from the death of loved ones.…

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What You Should Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Columbia

Wrongful death is a legal concept that refers to a person whose death is the direct result of another person’s carelessness, irresponsibility, deliberate or accidental actions or inactions. When someone dies in this manner, those left behind are entitled to compensation for their loss. While money can never replace a person, it can help with…

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What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

After losing a beloved family member, the last thing grieving families should have to deal with is a heavy financial burden left behind by medical bills or future income that will now go unearned. Even in cases where the death of a loved one was caused by the negligent or purposeful acts of another, this…

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“Mischief Night” Vehicle Collision Takes Young Boy’s Life

Police say that a 12-year-old boy was killed in a vehicle collision about 6 p.m. on Mischief Night, the night before Halloween. The boy, Naquan Nasier Cornish-Smith, was a passenger in a 1993 Honda Civic which was hit by a Ford Explorer when it tried to turn left on Garners Ferry Road. Cornish-Smith was ejected…

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Columbia Attorney Discusses Three Facts About Wrongful Death

In South Carolina, wrongful death is defined as a death resulting from a “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another person. These acts are therefore the same type that could have triggered a personal injury suit if the deceased were alive. Wrongful death may therefore be characterized as a kind of personal injury claim for…


Columbia Wrongful Death Attorneys Discuss Tragic Two-vehicle Wreck

A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol provided details of a two-car crash that resulted in multiple injuries and loss of life. The accident happened in Myrtle Beach at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21 on Highway 17 Business South near the Pirateland campground. Vehicle Strikes Van Turning Into Driveway A black Mercedes…


Fiery Interstate Crash Discussed By Columbia Wrongful Death Attorneys

A Spartanburg area wreck on Saturday, June 27, involved in a tanker truck carrying gasoline. A pickup truck and two sport utility vehicles. The accident was first reported at approximately 7:35 a.m. The collision occurred near mile marker 17 on westbound Interstate 26. Special Equipment Deployed According to Fox Carolina, at least 10 fire departments…