Our South Carolina wrongful death attorneys are very experienced in handling these horrible cases, both in South Carolina and other jurisdictions. We have attorneys the have passed the bar in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia should you need a wrongful death lawyer in any of those jurisdictions. A wrongful death claim occurs when a person or entity negligently or intentionally causes the death of another person. The party that caused the death may be subject to liability for financial losses that resulted from the death. These damages may include medical and funeral expenses as well as lost earnings, care, and other financial support that the deceased would have provided in the future. There are a variety of circumstances that may lead to wrongful death, such as:
Cases for Wrongful Death
|Automobile Accidents||Train Accidents|
|Bus Accidents||Medical Negligence|
|ATV Accidents||Nursing Home Abuse|
|Trucking Accidents||Burn Injuries|
|Boating Accidents||Construction Accidents|
|Motorcycle Accidents||Electrical Injuries|
Some of the leading causes of wrongful deaths are medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. A health study indicated that approximately 195,000 people are killed by medical errors every year in the United States. Furthermore, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), over 30,000 people are killed in automobile crashes each year in the United States.
Under traditional “common law,” wrongful death actions did not exist. It was believed that the wrongful death claim died with the victim. Realizing that this rule failed to compensate family members and others who suffered financial losses, state legislatures enacted wrongful death laws to solve this problem. Now, every state has some type of wrongful death statute. However, these statutes are different from one another, and it is important to speak with a wrongful death lawyer to determine which statute would apply to your particular case. There are also different time limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, usually ranging from one to three years after the victim’s death. Therefore, it is very important that if you are interested in filing a wrongful death action, you contact an attorney as soon as possible so that your claim is not deemed time barred.
Our wrongful death attorneys at The Mace Firm understand how difficult of a process this can be for the family members involved. To ease this burden, we try to develop a personal relationship with our clients and assist them in any way we can. While nothing we can do can change the past, we can try to help with the future. No monetary compensation will replace the person that has been lost. Rather, we seek justice for the victim and closure for the family. If you or a loved one is considering filing a wrongful death action, please contact one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation. We have wrongful death lawyers with experience in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and have handled numerous cases in this area.