At Harris & Graves, P.A., we know that the sudden loss of a loved one can be devastating in so many ways. If you have lost a parent, child, spouse, or other close family member due to the reckless or deliberate actions of another person or company, our experienced and compassionate North and South Carolina wrongful death lawyers are ready to serve as your trusted partner in seeking the justice your loved one and your family truly deserves. Contact us today to learn how we can help through a free case review.
Your North and South Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers
Dealing with the death of a loved one is incredibly difficult, but getting legal help shouldn’t be. Getting help is just a phone call away.
A Compassionate Partner
You don’t have to go through this alone. Our dedicated attorneys will serve as your compassionate partner in the fight to seek justice.
You shouldn’t have to worry about costly upfront legal fees. That’s why you won’t owe us a penny unless we obtain a successful outcome for your case.
We’re Here For You and Your Family
We understand how horrible a sudden loss can be. When you lose a child, spouse, or parent due to someone else’s careless or deliberate acts, there’s nothing that can bring them back, and no amount of money can make the pain go away. What a settlement can do, however, is give you the cushion you need to cover any lingering final expenses, and allow you to focus on the grieving you need to do.
The North and South Carolina wrongful death lawyers at Harris & Graves, P.A., are here to be your dedicated partner in fighting for the compensation your family deserves. Whether you’re in Columbia, Florence, Greenville, or anywhere in the Carolinas, we’ll listen to your story with a caring ear and do everything we can to seek justice in your fight to be compensated for your loss.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the executor or administrator of the estate is the one who must bring the lawsuit. This representative is usually named in the will of the deceased, but this person can also be appointed by probate courts if necessary. The administrator, however, brings the suit on behalf of those who can recover damages. These include the spouse and children, the parents if there’s no spouse or children, or other heirs if there aren’t any of the above.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Seek?
You can usually obtain compensation for lost income, services, and support that the deceased supplied to the family, from the loved one’s wages to the services this person may have performed, like grocery shopping and doing chores.
Personal relationships mean a great deal, and the loss of the guidance and companionship you received from the deceased may also be factored into the compensation you can receive.
“Invisible” injuries like emotional trauma, mental health issues, and the general suffering you go through as you grieve can also be part of the settlement we help negotiate.
You can receive compensation for final expenses related to funeral and burial costs, as well as any medical expenses leading up to the death such as hospital bills, surgical procedures, and medication.
Punitive damages are very rare and are designed not to compensate you but to punish the defendant. They usually come into play in situations of deliberate acts.
Have You Suffered a Wrongful Death Loss?
You deserve to have the time and compensation you need to focus on grieving the loss of your loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys will handle the fight to seek justice for you.
Wrongful Death: Frequently Asked Questions
In South Carolina, you can bring a lawsuit for compensation if you lose a loved one due to the neglect or wrongful act of another person.
A wrongful death lawyer is a lawyer who pursues compensation for those who have lost loved ones due to the carelessness of another person. With our experience and track record of successfully securing compensation for thousands of clients, our North and South Carolina wrongful death lawyers at Harris & Graves can give you the best chance at significant compensation for your loss. Contact our team today to discuss your legal rights.
Each case is unique and individual, so it’s impossible to answer this without a free case review. You can, however, be entitled to compensation for such things as lost relationships, mental anguish, funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and more.
Most cases like this don’t end up in court because it’s better to negotiate a settlement. Court cases can cost a lot of time and money. That being said, sometimes negotiations hit a wall and we do end up in court. If that happens, we’ll be your trusted partner in your fight every step of the way.
In South Carolina, you only have a brief window of time to file your wrongful death lawsuit. The time period to bring a claim is limited. Depending on the circumstances, it can be either two years or three years from when the negligent act leading to death occurred.