Michael Wayne Perritt, 43, has pleaded guilty to the charge of reckless homicide which resulted in the death of 63 year old, Margaret Robbins. On July 1, 2015 Perritt was driving 60 mph on U.S. 501 in a 45 mph zone when he lost control of his vehicle. Perritt’s vehicle traveled across the median into the opposite lane where he then struck Robbins vehicle head on. Robbins passed away at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center on July 17, 2015 due to the injuries sustained from the accident. Perritt was sentenced on March 23, 2016 to three years in prison and is currently incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center according to WMBF News. The family of Margaret Robbins is now left dealing with the pain of losing her due to the wrongful actions of Michael Perritt.
The death of a loved one is a profound and horrible event. At times like this it is very hard to think straight and rational about what the next step is. At our firm we are experienced in helping familiess and we have developed a unique ability to help them in this great time of need. The law in a wrongful death case in South Carolina states that whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another and the act, the party is entitled to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, the person who would have been liable, if the death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages. If your family has recently lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is best to contact a wrongful death attorney to discuss your legal options. The Mace Firm wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult of a process this can be for the family members involved. To ease this burden,we offer our personal relationship and support to assist them in any way that we can. If you or a loved one is considering filing a wrongful death action. Please contact one of our wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation.